there is no rest for the weary around here :)
(i'm sure that's what danny thinks anyways!)
back in may (yes, i'm very behind...) i decided that i'd had enough of our yellow walls, nasty blinds, octopus light fixture, and wallpapered ceiling and we went to work revamping the master.
check out that monster piece of wallpaper i ripped off!!
we were having a contest. i think it's safe to say i won :)
that is sooo much wallpaper.
and check out all those cracks!! oh the joys of living in a 1920's home.
don't worry, we patched them all :)
we asked cody (one of the other seminary teachers who is an expert at texturing) to come help us out but he just gave danny the tools and explained what to do. talk about teaching a man to fish!! danny was a little nervous at first to texture and patch the entire ceiling by himself but he did SUCH a great job. so proud of him. (he got a little dusty as he was doing the final sanding job...)
doesn't that ceiling texture look amazing??
i also wanted to try our hand at a paneled wall. it was actually pretty easy and we got it done in just two days (which is huge for us!) i even got to use the nail gun. talk about power :) (it's actually kind of intimidating/scary/loud but i was glad i could help out!)
the finished wall
the primed wall
and the final coat of martha stewart's zinc (thanks to the tip from julia)
we love it.
and the (current) final picture....
ahhhh. so so much better. i feel like my dreams have been much sweeter since the redo. we've still got a few finishing touches, like: a window treatment, some nightstands, a bed skirt (or something to cover up the box springs!), some lamps, and a light. but for now, this is perfect :)
so what do you think?? do you like the gray? do you have any projects up your sleeves? what do you think about the paneled wall??
ps. speaking of re-doing, we finally ventured into the scary scary scary basement to do some remodeling in one of the bedrooms. this is the first project we've tackled down there and let's just say it's not going to be easy. BUT we're going to learn a lot :) and it will be a million times better when it's done. wanna see what it looks like today??
i told you it was bad. stay tuned :)