Maps, anyone? I’ve always admired globes and maps, and I thought it would definitely be a great masculine look for an office… but there are really a lot of great ideas for decorating with maps out there, whether it’s a globe, a map, a light fixture, a piece of furniture, the floor or ceiling… the possibilities are endless! Read The Rest
YAY! We’re done with the red walls in the kitchen! It’s looks great, too. Well, pretty good…. ha. Turns out I’m a terrible painter. The only reason it looks as good as it does is because my wonderful husband went over it the last time trying to cover all of my funky looking spots. The color is really good though! Lets look at a couple of “before” pics first.
Whoever lived here before us put up this atrocious wallpaper border… yuck! I’m SO glad to have that down now. I have to admit… I was really embarrassed to have people come over with that ugly stuff on the wall! It wasn’t too hard to get down, once again thanks to my husband! =)
And for some reason they were too lazy to take down the original wallpaper boarder…. so they put theirs over it….. and the original stuff that doesn’t match AT ALL is sticking out on each side! Check it out….
The above pictures and the red paint are in the dining room side of the dining/kitchen area. This next pic is from the kitchen side. We haven’t painted it yet, but the wallpaper is DOWN. =) You can’t see the sink (to the right of the picture, just out of view) because there are dishes in it. lol….
The painting is now is progress…..
And here it is done!! Not too bad, huh? It’s weird how just adding some color makes a huge difference! I’m really excited to see how the final product will turn out. I’m sure it will take us a while to get everything we done in there finished… but we’re on our way now. =)
So what do you think?? Now for the trim (white) and the other walls (white, too) and at least the painting will be done….. at least until my sideboard gets built. =) That’s going to get painted red, too!
We’ve been checking out paint and I think I’ve decided what I want in every room! I’ll try to get some pictures of my paint chips on here and we’ll see how they turn out on the walls. This will probably take some time, seeing as how we’ll be doing just one room at a time. We’ll probably start with the white. Seem like the sensible thing to do. If anyone has some paint tips, I’d love to hear them! Leave them in the comments and I’ll feature the top ten in a future blog post!
I found something am really wanting to try on the bathroom walls. I’ve seen several pictures of different people using these horizontal stripes and I absolutely love them! The walls in our bathroom are already tan, so I’m thinking about adding a white stripe to them. What’s your opinion on the horizontal stripes? Would you try something like this in you home?