Monday, May 31, 2010

Painting.....well, priming, actually.

I spent the weekend priming the ceiling with Kilz2. We attempted to texturize the ceiling, without much luck. It didn’t turn out the way we expected. Of course, neither of us has ever tried retexturing anything before so our novice-hood was apparent.

 The can of texture we purchased was just not doing the trick and for $20/can, it only covered a 1x4 foot. I was supremely frustrated when my husband announced that we would have to wait until next weekend to do anything as more texture was not in our redecorating budget for this week.

I was so disappointed and began to clean up when my husband suggested we follow the directions on the can (who would have thought of that!) and prime the ceiling first. I remembered that we had a can of Kilz in the garage and I promptly pulled it out and began to paint the ceiling. It made a huge difference and I was happy to have made some progress this weekend.

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Steven's Room

My son's room has recently become vacant as he has moved in with a friend.  This has given me the opportunity to begin my decorating journey.  I plan to make his room into a sewing/craft studio that will double as a guest room.  We have removed the popcorn ceiling and will be covering the exposed drywall this weekend.

Here are some recent pictures of Matthew:

Monday, May 24, 2010

May 24, 2010

Been very busy lately trying to decide how to decorate my house now that our bills have eased somewhat.  I've been scouring the web for ideas and I've come across some fantastic blogs!  These women have such wonderful taste and have done a great deal of their decorating with flea market, garage sale and thrift store finds. 

As I looked through their pictures, my mind began racing as to all the things stored in my cluttered garage from my packrat husband who refuses to throw anything away.  I realized I had my own treasure trove of things I could remake, reuse and recycle to make my house a country-cottage home.  It would just take some effort on my part to look at things with different eyes and let my creativity loose.