Monday, June 7, 2010

22 gallons of paint later....

The basement has been PAINTED!!


Yahoo-ey
Only a couple of casualties.

Here's a couple of the bedrooms:
I wanted to take some of the focus off of the rather large soffit in this room, so I painted white stripes on the top part of the wall and then decided to match the stripe on the bottom. This is Livy's room. Light blue is the new pink for this 9 yr. old! We'll decorate with green.

I have to have at least one pink room w/4 girls. Addie and Indi are sharing this room. That wall that looks green isn't really green. It's a light tan.  

It was such a killer job and I was ready to take a long break from painting until I was about to move the bunks downstairs.  They've really desperately needed a facelift. I started on one of the bottom sides when we first moved in, but didn't follow thru.  I don't know why it's been such a beast of a project for me.

Livy and Jesse actually really excited when I invited them to help me sand.  I could really get used to this!


I painted them to match the pink room and added some stain.

Ahhhh...it feels really good to have those suckers painted!! 
The kids are out of this world excited to have their new rooms in the basement. Liv told me that she was going to stay downstairs all day and only come up for meals. He he heee...

23 comments:

  1. How exciting! Everything looks great so far. And that is always what my pants look like when I get done painting. :)

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  2. You have been busy! We have been doing some painting, too. I bet your kids will love the basement. I love the shade of pink you used. May I ask what it is. I have to paint a couple of pieces of furniture for my daughter's nursery in her house for our new little one (my granddaughter) in October. That pink looks perfect for what we have in mind.

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  3. It looks beautiful! I hate painting. It's so much work and it's so easy to make mistakes.

    I LOVE that owl bedding set! I'm almost tempted to buy it, myself, but I don't even own a twin bed. I can't wait to decorate a child's room one day.

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  4. It looks fabulous. I love the green/pink bedroom. Such pretty colors. The headboards look fantastic. I have a tutorial for an owl pillow that would be cute on a chair in the "owl" bedroom. Go here:

    http://justanotherhangup.blogspot.com/2010/05/give-hoot-pillow.html

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  5. Love it, Andy! With how often you painted at your last house, I never thought you'd get tired of it. :) It looks amazing, it would make me want to stay in the basement all day too.

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  6. Everything looks fantastic. And, what a great compliment from your daughter, must make your heart swell! Thanks for sharing. :)

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  7. The pink is called Bridal Rose by Behr. It's a really pretty vintage looking pink that I really love.

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  8. That looks amazing!! Love it.

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  9. Looks great!! I love the bunk bed facelifts!! You are so talented!

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  10. This looks so great - love the blue! I'm hoping we tackle our two unfinished basement rooms this fall!

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  11. Yay, it's done! Now we can stay with you!

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  12. Wow!! It all turned out great! I love to paint so I think it looks like fun!! Awesome job with the beds.

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  13. 22 gallons! And they say paint is cheap!

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  14. Wow! You're sooooo fast...and it looks great. I'm sure you (and the kids of course) will love it!

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  15. That's a LOT of paint! LOL
    Great job!

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  16. WOW you been busy there! But oh it looks so fantastic....I love the kids working hard too.

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  17. It looks so good. I love the contrasting trim and that owl-ey bedding!

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  18. Where did you find the lamp shade for the owl room?

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  19. I found the lamp at Hobby Lobby, but you have to buy them when they are 50% off for their lamps to be affordable:)

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  20. Andy this all looks wonderful!! I love the soft color that the stain adds to the pink, care if I ask what color stain it is? (Sorry, I see that you have already been inundated with requests for the other details. But imitation is the finest form of flattery, right?) :) I tend to stain in a dark walnut, but I might switch sides...

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  21. Hey Erin, I used an antiquing gel by Folkart. It's Antiquing Medium. You just rub it on with a damp cloth and wipe the excess away with a clean damp cloth. I love it because it dries quickly.

    I love how you antique! the dark walnut is beautiful on your projects!

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  22. SO MUCH WORK! BUT it's just gorgeous! I love the colors you've chosen! THe pics of your kids helping are so very SWEET!

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  23. I think those are the same bunk beds we have. I'm sure we will need to paint them sometime in the near future. I like what you did with them.

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~Andy