Monday, August 27, 2012

the master.

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....
(drumroll please)


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??

brace yourself:



i told you it was bad.  stay tuned :)

16 comments:

  1. You 2 amaze me! My favorite photo is the one of you sporting the nail gun. Go, jess!

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  2. LOVE the gray!! And the panels. Super cute!! I wish we owned a house that we could make whatever color we wanted instead of the hideous purple our room is. Good job!! Can't wait to see the basement :))!

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  3. Daniel great job! You can come help me do some stuff to our house once we close on it. Lets hang out soon.
    Morgan

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  4. It looks awesome! I love that the paneled wall sort of serves as a head board...we just have our bed on box springs, with no frame or anything. Did you make the quilt, or is it from Anthro? I still have the pieces from when Brit and I attempted to start that project(were you there...I can't remember), and I don't think I'm ever going to actually finish it.

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    1. Jess, it's actually from West Elm. I had every intention of making the quilt (I got all the stuff for it but never really started...) but since it was so hard for me to work on it, I decided to just go ahead and buy one. I love it! Maybe one day I'll make that other quilt for Avery...haha maybe :)

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  5. All I can say is you are amazing! And LOVE your new bedroom.

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  6. Awesome! I LOVE it! I've been wanting to do something like batten on our walls too! I wish Pete had a spare minute! :-S I saw a cute idea on Pinterest though for your box springs. A girl just wrapped fabric around it and stapled it on the bottom (pretty much how you would reupholster something...) It was really cute and looks easy enough. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  7. Incredible!!! I love how it turned out. And I too love the nail gun shot of you. hottie!!! PS> Congratulations!!! I am so excited that we are so close. We need to chat...

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  8. Beautiful!!! You guys are amazing!!

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  9. I love it! The color..the panels..your hair!!! Is it really that short or is it just pulled back?? Can't wait to see pics of the downstairs bedroom!

    Maylee

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    1. Thanks Maylee! My hair really is as short as it looks! I cut it into a pixie. I love it though :)

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  10. That's incredible! It looks so good friend. I've ben messing around with the idea of paneled walls in our house but don't think the landlord would let me. It looks great! Question, what did you do with your kids while you guys worked? That's always the hardest part for me when I'm doing a project

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    1. Thanks Lauren! We usually work as much as we can at night once the kids are asleep. Surprisingly, they've slept through all of hammering/nail guns/etc... Otherwise, we just have to work a little at a time throughout the day :) It gets kind of tricky!

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  11. Love it! Also, random question...where do you get your haircut? I am chopping my hair off again, and trying to find the right place, reasonably priced :)

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    1. Yay for short hair! I'm not sure if I'll ever be able to do anything different :) I go to Shep's Studio in Provo and Sierra cuts my hair. She charges $35. I've been very impressed.

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  12. I am SO impressed with the things you guys have done to your house--I can't wait to see the basement bedroom!!

    I LOVE the gray--it's very calm and sophisticated, and I like the way you used the paneling. It looks so good!! You guys are amazing!

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