Monday, April 14, 2014

No more granny blue

Did I mention that having the paint tools at home would be dangerous?  Dangerous to the granny blue in our living room, that is!
We wrapped it all up, and then took a few pictures.  Cutting paper to cover all those window panes was a pain! Taping the paper on to each pane was even more of a pain.  I groan every time I hear what a pain those panes are!  There were 80.  Brian did the majority of the work.  He calculated that he tediously taped on a close line greater than a football field's length in this room. #mathnerd

 I can't get over how ugly that fireplace surround was.  So glad to no longer be sporting the blue shelf backs and "antique glazed" front.

Wait for it...




Wow!  White is so fresh and pleasant!
 The ceiling was ugly, off white, shiny, textured tiles.  You can see along the edge where he got it with the trim paint that it will be so much better in plain white!

 Final wrapping for ceiling paint.
 Ooh, putting it back together with silver hinges and a lucite knob.  (Is lucite what you call it??  It's a clear crystal-like hexagon.  Fits with the vibe of the room, I think.)
 Can't help but notice the grill as well...  It was painted and glazed to match previously, and rusted beyond use.  Now she's looking real fine!
 Let me remind you for a moment what it looked like shortly after we moved in.
 Ugh, those blue half walls and window trim were so gross!  (So were the window treatments!  That's up next.)

Now, I think we've brought it into the modern era.  I'm so happy with it!  Let me at the art and window treatments!
How often do I celebrate fresh paint on here?  It's our thing these days. There is a sense of accomplishment and a much improved aesthetic when you finish a paint job, so I guess it's an okay thing to celebrate. We have had the tandem bike out for a fun ride once already this spring, so it's not ALL work no play.  I just don't have much to show-off about a bike ride. ;)
Happy Spring!

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