Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Whew...boy howdy..

Whew..I am a wee bit tired this evening..but..it's a good tired. I finally got the bathroom completely painted today, but now I have to do all the caulk work tomorrow..then clean up my mess...just a wee bit of a mess.... put paint can in garage and so forth...and general clean up/freshen up ...clean wash basin/clean bathtub/commode...the typical stuff..then hang the new shower curtain and put the decor back on the counter.

I have opted not to put anything on the walls. Want to leave those blank for marketing the house.
Tomorrow after caulking and cleaning the bathroom I aim to tackle a major clean out in the kitchen area...and then start getting the walls in that room ready for a fresh coat of brighter /darker tone of yellow in there. And I aim to add a cheery red and white gigham curtains to the windows there.
Again..that room will have all wall accesories removed and decor /very light decor on the counter only..my aim is to remove as much visual clutter from each room as possible.
But to make things look both welcoming/clean/airy/and cheerful as possible.
Then of course the entry hall and hallway are slated for a quick makeover too. All but 3 images will be removed from the hallways..all family photos are slated to be removed and stored.
The hallways will be painted a color called yellow squash..which is actually not yellow at all... but more of a light parchment beige color...and the trim will be a rustic barn red color. This is due to the fact that the outside of the house is painted in a light tan color called Gobi Desert and the doors are all painted in a color called Red Fox..which is a rustic red color.
I wanted to bring a bit of that outdoor color scheme indoors ..also I happen to have a wallpaper on the bottom half of the walls in the hallways that is a parchment look with apple trees on it..so I matched the colors perfectly to the wall paint.
I think it will look very nice when it is completed.
Currently the walls are a Martha Stewart pale minty green..and well..quite frankly that color feels a bit dated.
So..a wee bit of updating was in order.
Of course there is plenty more to get done..but those are the things that are "just for starters"...ha.
And since the paint in the house had not been spruced up in 8 yrs..well there are areas that need touched up and so forth. So..everything is getting spruced back up and looking chipper again.:0)
Here's wishing you all a great evening.
Thanks for joining me in "blogland"
~The Garden Goose~


Toby Parsons said...

Congratulations on winning Lea's bunny! I am so glad to have found you. I LOVE your magazine! Blessings as you are preparing to move. :)

amy said...

wow! you have been busy! we painted our bedroom this weekend and i was exhausted!

Sue Steiner said...

Your flower photos are stunning!!!

Jeanie said...

Oh, my -- I'm exhausted just reading about this! It took me months to get the nerve to paint my kitchen and you're all over the place! Smart to leave the one spot plain for the new folks.

It sounds lovely, Tina! Three cheers for you and all your VERY hard work!