Friday, October 26, 2012

finish it up Friday, 10/26/12

welcome to finish it up Friday! today all i can say is, "oh, my achin' back."

i've finally finished painting a few rooms in my house and put them all back together. i hate living in a state of limbo, but i've been there for 3 weeks. that much painting back to back is NOT a good idea. BUT...let's see the progress!
my daughter's room is finished. the walls were previously painted, but all the trim, windows, baseboards, ledge, door and closet doors got at least 3 coats of shiny white paint. isn't it a cute little girl's room? (i had to quick snap some photos while it was still clean!) i think she needs a few more pillows. and a few more quilts, too. they don't quite meet in the middle. :)
all that white trim it almost makes the hunter green carpet bearable. :)
i also finished all the trim, windows, doors and stuff in the master bedroom.
oh how I love the white trim. again, it makes the blue carpet not quite so bad.
everything in the master bathroom got a fresh coat of paint, too, including the trim. the bathroom is broken up into 2 different rooms, so the main part got a new coat of blue and then the other space got a fresh coat of off white paint. i don't recall that i've actually painted any walls white since i was at home living with my dad 19 years ago. i do love some color on my walls! but i had white leftover paint in the basement and i wanted to use what i had. so white it was.
still more painting to do, but i'm so glad that some rooms are finished! it's amazing what paint can do! if you have all kinds of time. :)

now it's your turn! link up your finishes of the week. thanks so much for joining me!
happy Friday to you!

42 comments:

Palak said...

So much trim! Good for you for finishing it up. Your daughter's room looks absolutely darling, but I agree that she needs just a few more quilts.

thisyearsdozen said...

That's a LOT of painting. Your daughter's room is beautiful!! I know she loves it.

Rachel said...

Looks fabulous!!

supermomnocape said...

Your daughter's room looks like the perfect little girl's bedroom.

Thanks for continuing to host the Finish it up Friday even though you are so incredibly busy. I hope to have a finish to post later today.

Nat at Made in Home said...

Your daughter's room is beautiful!

beth said...

Everything looks great!

Kim said...

I love the results of a freshly painted room but yeah the work of it all is just tough to get through.
Congratulations for your perseverance!
As we look for a new home I understand more and more why things "need to be done" in the house we preview :0)...it is just hard work and disruptive to do any home improvement! But you "finished it up"!

Happy Sewing

Cathy Tomm said...

Great paint job. It all looks so good, are you sure you have to move now that it looks so good.

Flo @ Butterfly Quilting said...

a fresh coat of paint sure works wonders doesn't it!

Erin @ Why Not Sew? Quilts said...

I know all the work that had to go into that painting. I've been painting our very small home recently. It is so worth it though when it's finished. I love seeing that little patchwork dress hanging in your girl's room. It's one of the first tutorials of yours I found!!! So cute.

Sonia B said...

What a lot of painting! It looks beautiful.

tara said...

A fantastic job. And there is a great view outside of the window!

Terriaw said...

All your painting efforts are definitely going to be worth it. Everything looks so fresh and fabulous! I bet it feels great to have this on your finished list.

capsela said...

It looks great! What paint are you using for the trim?

Glinda ♥ said...

What a fabby room - your little girl must be thrilled - and so proud of her Mom :)

Kat said...

I adore your daughter's bedroom, so sweet! I love the ledge as the chair rail, that's a great touch!

Valerie said...

If you don't like the carpet - you could always pull it up and paint the sub-flooring with deck paint. I saw it in Country Living magazine & it looked AMAZING! Of course, that is a lot of work for a house you are selling, but just a thought. Might come in handy in the future.... ;)

Kelsey said...

Painting trim is such a pain but it makes such a difference!!!

Kris from Duke Says Sew What said...

Love your daughter's room, especially those curtains!

Jennie said...

Yes, your daughter definitely needs more quilts.

Great job on the painting. Love fresh painted trim!

Clair said...

I finished my week of school:) Little A's room looks great.

Live a Colorful Life said...

It looks wonderful. But what a lot of work!

Suzanne said...

You are a serious painter who deserves a serious sewing break.

Lea said...

Beautiful room! I really like the alphabet (quilt)?

amy g :) said...

sigh, i so want to paint a lot of the rooms in my house...but the baseboard and crown molding is all brown. paint it white, you say? like you did so beautifully? well, unfortunately it's not in the greatest condition, so we'll probably just have to replace it all. and i'm not quite ready for that project yet....darn you baseboard!!!

Sarah Craig said...

Your rooms look great! I know it was a lot of work, but doesn't it feel good now that it's done? Congratulations!

Nancy said...

What a LOT of painting! Your daughter's bedroom is adorable. I love the quilts on the wall and the pillows & quilts on the bed. She must enjoy her room a lot.

Thanks for hosting finish it up Friday.

Nancy from joy for grace

esther said...

Great thoughts you got there, believe I may possibly try just some of it throughout my daily life...


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Needle little Balance said...

Your house looks so pretty, I´m sure you´ll sell it easily. I wish they´d build houses in this style in our area (except for the carpets :))

Cheerful Homemaker said...

I love white trim! Painting is no fun.

Regina Diniz Outeiro said...

Oh, so lovely!

Mama Pea said...

Great work! The house will surely sell quickly! All my trim needs to be painted. When we moved in, we primed it, but it still needs paint. Wanna come over? LOL. Good luck!

Annalia said...

Makes me tired just thinking about all of that painting, but it looks great! Love the blue walls with the white trim.

Berglind Snæland said...

I love your daughter's room, how lucky she is!

Ozjane said...

Enjoy that ability to paint while you can. You never think your body will stop you doing these everyday things. I painted so much once.....now have to negotiate and save for others to do it. It looks fabulous.

MellieWo said...

Your house looks lovely! I think the blue color with the white looks fantastic. It seems your hard work is paying off!!

Candy said...

Just one more time I have to hand it to you wonder woman! Darling little girl's room! You are such a hard worker! God bless you. <3

Nancy Esmade said...

i love it..specially the designs..i wanna try it on and put it on my bedroom..what a great blog you have

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Love Of Quilts said...

Happy Halloween!

Carla said...

What kind of trim/chair rail did you use? I like that feature.

Chase said...

A lovely room for a little girl!! I never painted a room. We have been living in apartment, so we get what the apartment comes with. She has so many pillows in her bed!!:)

Sew Create It - Jane said...

We've been redorating too and I've used a light coffee colour on the walls of our main bedroom but was stumped on what to use for the girl's room. I like your beigy colour neutral it creates a great backdrop for the pink and the quilts :o)