What did you girls get for Valentine’s Day? When my hubby asked what I wanted, I said, “To move back into our Master Suite”. Well, my wish didn’t quite come true on Valentine’s Day, but the weekend after was pretty close! That’s right, after 5 months, we’ve moved back into our bedroom!
We’re still busy working in there, and once we dive into the closet reno, we’ll probably be moving back to the guest room temporarily, but hopefully that will only be a couple-day ordeal. Hopefully.
So wanna know what’s been going on in the Master lately? Ok, here’s the 411:
Perhaps most importantly (to me) the Sistine Chapel project is finally complete! I can die in peace. Wow, that was a doozy, but it feels so good to have it done, and done so cheaply, and know that when I get tired of it I will (take a couple of tranquilizers and) be able to paint over it! Happy day! – With the advent of my completion came the hanging of the mantel and the deciding on some reading lamps (thanks to all of you who came over and weighed in with your opinions). – I’ll write more about installing the mantel another day, for now: a picture:
K, then we had some guys come over and cut a hole in my beautifully painted and trimmed wall. What the what? Actually, it was just a stroke of eleventh hour inspiration on my part, and we have such kind and talented friends, 3 hours later my walk-in closet is now truly a walk-in (think alcove). Here is the before – just a regular old closet door, and the after will come when we’ve finished painting and organizing the closet:
Well, I initially liked this color, until somebody came in and called it Carolina Blue (I really don’t like Carolina Blue) – the hubs didn’t like it from the get-go – I admit it did look very different from the swatch to the wall, and once we lived it for awhile we decided that we wanted to LOVE our renovations…not just tolerate them for another 10 years.
So back to the paint store we went. Chose another color after weeks of deliberation – brought it home, painted one coat, and YUK! Hated it. But it was getting closer to our vision than the Carolina Blue. So I decided to take matters into my own can at this point. We had some small sample cans lying around with shades of gray from the Sistine project, and one with a khaki tint to it. We knew we wanted the color smokey-er and warmer so I did a little mix-y mix action and came up with my very own custom color. I had enough left from the original color + my mixing for one coat.
Put it on.
Trotted off to Lowes, they color matched my color, and I bought enough for a quick second coat. Now, at very long last (and enough paint layers later to make even Tammy Faye Baker nervous), we have our perfect spa-esque bathroom color:
So there’s your progress report for today. Thanks for joining us on our renovation journey! Have you been getting the springtime itch to renovate lately?