Good Morning Peeps! I am so happy that I have knocked out another room on my loooonnnnnggggg list of rooms that need trim paint. It started with the entryway and cloffice area and then the powder room. Now I’ve worked my way into the family room and kitchen.
After looking through my photos trying to find pictures of the ugly oakness, I have realized a few things.
1. I need to organize my photos and delete the ones I don’t need.
2. I need to take more before pictures.
3. I need to take better pictures in general and edit them. I am signing up for a class through the community and hope to improve in this area because I have some really bad pictures on here!
4. Some of these photos are “real life” happenings around here with dogs in pictures, toys and miscellaneous junk laying around. I also need to remind myself that some of these were taken the day after we moved in or a few days after moving, my house is not perfect, I am not perfect. We LIVE here, my house is not going to look like it’s from the cover of a magazine and I don’t want it to look that way.
I did try and use my manual focus settings for the after picture, what do you think, better?
Ok, I’m done talking to myself, moving on to the pictures.
There are wooden blinds for the windows on either side of the patio door and also for our family room window. We did not put them back up because the paint needs to dry more but also, I am not sure how they would look now that the window is white. The blinds are a reddish honey oak color made to match the trim. Yuck. I’m thinking of making some Roman Shades for the windows on either side of the patio door and I don’t know what I’ll do with the family room window. Perhaps nothing, maybe white wood blinds, bamboo roll up shades or something else. I also can’t wait to get rid of the patio door blinds and replace them with curtains. The white trim looks so wonderful I am hoping to finish up the main floor next week. So that would mean the dining room, formal living room and mudroom/laundry room area. Then we are going to go buy our six panel hollow core doors in white from Home Depot along with a router and some template thing to make the hinge inset on the door panels. Stay tuned for more updates as we get the first floor done. My friend Jenny at Building Memories Together just started her kitchen cabinet makeover with Cabinet Transformations in black and I can’t wait to see the end result. As soon as she’s done, I think I’ll be starting mine! I’m letting her
experiment use it first and then she can show me how to do it because she’ll be a pro. My mom arrives later today and I see a trip to IKEA in my future. Anyone doing any painting this week?