Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Painting

It's time for Tackle It Tuesday with 5 Minutes for Mom . Last week, we tackled painting our living room. If you want to have an intimate relationship with your house, paint the walls. We touched each wall no less than 8 times!!

1. Wash
2. Spackle
3. Sand
4. Spackle
5. Sand
6. Wash
7. Prime
8. Paint
9. Faux Finish

Here is what it looked like before:


With 11-foot ceilings, we had to rent a scaffold. It was my own personal stair-master.


And here is what it looks like now:


I love how the picture wall turned out. We decided instead of hiding the windows, we would honor tthe architecture of the house by framing them like art. We hung the pictures from the bottom frame with twine. I liked the natural fibers and how cheap it was. Hanging a family tree is a great idea because they are forever changing. This way, you save the wall you just painted from the scars of nail holes.

I also love how the faux finish came out. It is a patchwork pattern that I dragged into the glaze with a wisk broom.


I think it works really well with the boarder and the brown bottom of the wall. It was such a vast space, I needed to break it up and I thought the different colors and textures were a great solution.


And do you believe we did the whole thing for under $700? I have a cost breakdown planned for later in the week so, stay tuned for that:-) And let me know what you think! I am looking forward to some feedback:-)

27 comments:

The Blue Zoo said...

I think it looks awesome!! Do you maybe like wanna come do mine now?? =)

Kathie @ Just a Happy Housewife said...

Looks great!

The Blonde Duck said...

It looks really nice! I don't think I could have had the patience to do it though!

The Household 6 Diva said...

Wow - those pictures are incredible!! When you paint a room - you two went ALL OUT!!!

Fantastic job!

mommytoalot said...

Wow...it looks totally awesome.
Great great job..
ummm how much do you charge...???

Lisa said...

that definitely sounds like it was a lot of work but it looks wonderful!

Stopping by from SITS! Enjoy your 'new' room!

Candi said...

I love the color combo! Y'all did a great job!

blueviolet said...

I love that you don't have nail holes! You are one smart cookie and it really looks great!

Angie @ The Country Chic Cottage said...

Love that faux finish!!

Amy said...

I want my husband to add color to our house.. I love the broom thing you did that is so different and amazing. I love the picture wall also.. I need to get one up at my house. Most of all I love the price you did it in. That is amazing..

GREAT WORK....

Controlling My Chaos said...

I looks fabulous, Susie. How long did it take you to complete? It looks like it was a big job.

Sherry said...

WOW! It looks great!

Braley Mama said...

I love how you hung those pictures. You guys did a great job. Very beautiful finish!

Frugal Finds said...

It looks fantastic!!!

Donetta said...

Hello Susie
What a nice job. I especially love the way the pictures are hung on cording. Looks great. Some times a satin cording is used with a tassel. This was common during the Edwardian period

Midday Escapades said...

Holy moly! Ya'll did a fantastic job! Can you help me with my garage? That darn thing keeps complaining about being unfinished.

Honey B. said...

It looks great! Those are way high ceilings, I'm impressed by the scaffolding...I'm scared of heights...lol

debi9kids said...

It turned out wonderful! Great job and beautiful colors.

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Alicia said...

That is a ton of work!! It looks awesome! Great job!

Kristin said...

What a gorgeous paint treatment!

EmmaP said...

wow! i wasn't xpecting that! great job!

heidi said...

Oooooh! Ahhhhhh!!! It looks fantastic!!!

Whimsical Creations said...

Looks great!!

Vanessa Rogers said...

I love the textured look!

FishMama said...

Wow on the texture. That's all fancy!

Mamarazzi said...

GORGEOUS!!


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