Sep 13, 2010

Some Painted Walls

Ok folks, here's some more renovations. This is the ugly green walls and lovely wallpaper we've been stuck with. The stupid chimney doesn't even work!! There was a fire in the house may years ago, and it's capped in the attic.

Turned into this:

Doesn't the chimney look better?

The living room is L-shaped. I chose two different colors, so that it doesn't look like a big white box. The one side is white, the other side is cream color- better than the green!!

Ignore the stain, it came out with a good cleaning.
I also tackled the back hallway, which is high traffic and gets dirty fast. Right now, this is just Kilz, but isn't it nice and bright? I'm going to keep the doors white, and do a big blackboard in the middle. I'd love to do the whole area in black and white.
It's hard to tell, but this in a dingy cream, lots of dings and dirt. The floors are pretty gross, but not in the budget to change right now.The door you can see on the right is had holes in it, which were spackled. This are goes into a whole other room- mostly recycleables, the large freezer and some other stuff.
My little helper.

So, I'm kind of "painted out" right now. hehehe. I'm making curtains for the living room out of drop cloths. They look like linen, which is awesome, and they cost a mere $40 for what will turn into 8 pairs (after I cut and hem the edges). Can't beat that!!

hugs- Lee

PS- I think I'm going to paint this tile floor black and white checker!


Cassie Shella said...

You've been busy! Wish I was that motivated when it came to painting my house. I can't wait to see pictures of the curtains - I bet they are going to be beautiful.

Lynne's Somewhat Invented Life said...

Drop cloths? You are so darn clever! Everything looks clean and bright. My two favorite things.

ramsam said...

Great work. I absolutely love the painted chimney. Can't wait to see all you will do with it next!

Fickle Cattle said...

I like the painted chimney. I usually get into home decorating at certain points in my life until I'm suddenly all decorated out.

Everything looks nice and clean and bright. Less is best most of the time. :-)


Darn girl- I forgot you were knee deep in reno's-- but you are making more progress than I would have! Looking good- and I'm excited about your new zine coming out!