Saturday, March 6, 2010

Are you GREEN with envy?

After almost 10 months of living our house, I FINALLY did something with our sunroom and guest bedroom. These were the only two rooms on the main level that hadn't been touched. We had a bed and some furniture in them, but other than that, nothing! I think I have put off painting and decorating these rooms for so long because I wasn't quite sure WHAT I wanted to do with them. Everything from the color scheme to the furniture to use, was up in the air. When we got new furniture for the living room back in October we moved the small couch and coffee table into the sunroom and designated it the "boy's" room. They are shut up in there when we are not at home. Both these rooms became catch alls for clothes and other things we didn't take the time to put it the basement.

Well, a few weeks back I was inspired by the nice weather to "clean" the sunroom. I needed to scrub the floor and wash the windows (two things that I have never done in that room). While I was washing the windows I started thinking, hmm….I should paint this room with the $5 opps green paint I picked up at Home Depot a while back. After I finished the windows I ran downstairs and grabbed my painting supplies. Before I could even snap a picture, I had green paint on the walls. I loved it!! While I had originally planned to use the paint in the bathroom, I know now this was a much better choice for the paint.


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I painted into the night (I think I started about 3:30pm and was finished by around 7pm). I couldn't wait to wake up the next morning to see it in the natural light. I was not disappointed.

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It looked gorgeous, and REALLY transformed the room. Total cost: $20! I had all the supplies already, except for the new rug from Home Depot. The transformation cost almost nothing, but now it is a room that I love to be in. I like to eat lunch in there or just sit with the dogs in the morning. I have plans to add some art on the ways and a shelves for books and nick knacks from our travels. I think of this room as kind of a library of sorts, at least that is what I would like it to be.

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Next post will be about the transformation of the guest room….

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