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Jan 23, 2011 -

Not So Mellow Yellow

I awoke to a bit of a shock. The yellow that was so warm in the somber loft was BRIGHT LEMON in a large, sunny room. At first, I thought that the paint folks goofed with my new batch of paint and then I remembered that I did most of the first coat with the original batch and that the new batch was a perfect match. What a difference natural sunlight makes!

It will be toned down by the curtains, pictures, furniture, etc. so I am not in panic mode at all and I have to say that it is rather cheery!

Since I have so much paint left, and it’s a relatively easy space to work in, I will definitely do a third coat in this room.

The cabinetry colour is also satisfactory, but I’m not spoiling that. 😀

Here’s a random Cute!Cat picture:

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Jan 22, 2011 -

Bright and Sunshiney

Now, the dining room. I’d like yellow. Not just yellow; a very gay yellow. Something bright and sunshine-y. I tell you, Mr. PeDelford, if you’ll send one of your men to the grocer for a pound of their best butter, and match that exactly, you can’t go wrong! Myrna Loy, Mr. Blandings Builds His Dream House

Whew, I got a coat of paint on both the walls and the cabinetry. I really over estimated how much more yellow I was going to need, so I may end up doing a third coat!It’s amazing what a little colour can do. Soon as I got the first brush stroke of yellow on the kitchen walls, it was as though I had a new rig.

I realised something today. My childhood bedroom was very dark and masculine with hunter green walls, burgundy furniture, and ochre accessories to brighten things up. What do I have now as a colour scheme? The exact same thing, but brighter and in more feminine tones! A slightly more grassy green, rose, and a lemony yellow. I haven’t changed as much as I like to think I have!

And wait till you see what I did to the peninsula. This place is really coming together!

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Jan 22, 2011 -

Second to Last Priming


I forced myself out of bed at ten this morning to get so I could go to town early and pick up the paint I ordered yesterday. I came home and went straight to finishing the prep: sanding, washing with TSP, and rinsing. Then, I primed everything that still needs to be painted except the trim and the doors.

I was about halfway through when I began to get some serious hunger pangs, but I ignored them since I hate to stop in the middle of a project. I wanted to hang in there then go out to get some groceries including a frozen pizza for dinner since my kitchen is less than functional. Next thing I knew, my beloved neighbour came home from work and handed me lunch through a window. Talk about drive-through service! Thank, thank you, thank you to my sandwich faery!

Here’s a glimpse of what the peninsula looks like right now:

I didn’t remove that door because of how difficult it was to hang. The corner where the hinges are isn’t visible in the least, so I’ll leave it unpainted. Paint is a great equalizer; the peninsula is going to look great once it’s done instead of being an eyesore of mismatched finishes. I’ll also be able to add the door pulls, which will make accessing my new cabinets so much easier!

Now, I’m debating whether I’m done for the day or if I just need a break. I could get a head start on the cabinetry painting at least, but I’m too burned out at this point to promise myself that!

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