Office Makeover Update - Love at First Sight
Ok, let me back up and tell the story correctly....
By Sunday evening, I had cleaned out the room enough to get started on the fun part.
I was looking forward to Monday because Monday was the day I mailed off the final wedding disk from a wedding I photographed in June and I knew that after doing that I could start painting my office, guilt-free!
Although I was excited, I decided to take my time. On Sunday evening, I started removing the wallpaper from the one wall. I just wanted to see how easy or difficult the removal would be. Thank goodness I had only decided to wallpaper an accent wall.
On Monday I continued removing the wallpaper. I was almost done when I ran out of the wallpaper removal spray. (One thing about me is this, I do not like stopping projects midway because of a lack of supplies. When you do not live in the city limits, you try to have all you need because it will be an hour just getting to town, running in a store, and getting back home. Seriously.)
But while removing the wallpaper, I noticed just how bad the trim work was. (My dad was right. Once you start painting, it's like an epidemic.) So, I went back to Lowe's right then. And got a few more things.
|See? My project idea book came in handy because I used the same paint chip used in my craft room makeover.|
At the end of Monday, I was a sore lady, but it was so worth it!
On Tuesday I painted and painted and painted some more. That was just the first coat. It seems that even though these great paints have embedded a primer in the paint and say you may only need one coat, I have not found that to be the case. I still need two. So I let the first coat dry and finished up with round two that night. I know I have to touch up here and there on the trim, but I can finally see the light at the end of the tunnel in terms of the paint.
|See why I needed a second coat?|
|When I get the furniture and organizational items in place I can do something with the items on this couch.|
In my video I mentioned choosing the "Blue Lagoon" color, but after painting a swatch on the walls of each color, I decided to go with the brighter color, this one - "Trade Secret". It's from the Allen+Roth line, but I used Valspar's Signature Paint.
Still more to go, but I'm hopeful this project will come together nicely. :-)
What about you? Are you working on any summer makeover projects?