Sunday, February 11, 2007

Slow progress painting the house

Progress is slow painting only when you have the time. In this case, it is a process, not an event.
The first two pictures are of Devin's room. He chose the lovely color (???) of white duck. He worked so hard on it, the only thing he will hang on the walls is his tapestry and his Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Calender.
The third room is my living room, painted utterly tan with a second darker color to make the fireplace pop. We also painted the mantel. We didn't want to but paint dripped all over it. I personally think it looks better than what it did.
The fourth picture is my dining room. It and the kitchen will be a very pale blue. It has not been painted yet. I just thought I would share it because Snowball looked so cute trying to help with the preparation. If I absolutely love the color blue. It is a good thing there are other opinions to consider. I would truly get carried away and paint the entire house different shades of blue. I find it calming.
The fifth picture is our extra bedroom, painted a color we created from some oops paint mixed with white. It is tan as well with a bit more of a gold hue in comparison to the living room.
I can't wait until it is complete. We will lay ceramic tile in the entry way and possibly in the kitchen next. Maybe we will do laminent in the kitchen. I will have to wait and see how easy or difficult laminent is to lay from Shell and Ron.... But that will be another long drawn out project. I haven't visited the blogisphere as often as I had been. I have been spending most of my spare time painting.


Rain said...

The colors are very nice - elegant comes to mind. I like your home, a mix of classy and cozy. Love the cat on the ladder and the idea of mixing paint. Why didn't I ever try that?

Sassy said...

I think it will look great when all is done! Can't wait to see it!

pearl said...

when i saw the picture of the kitty, i went out loud "oh, kitty kitty is helping Becky paint!" luckily Joe was in the other room and didnt hear me talking to my computer!! Ive missed ya Becky, glad you updated and youve got a beautiful house. I love your living room!!

Holly said...

It's mavelous dahling!

I like your idea about a blue house though. That would be neat, like you're floating in water, or the sky. : )

Sir James E. Watkins said...

lookin' good. lookin' good.

we're covered in ice.


LZ Blogger said...

Becky ~ Seriously... is the cat helping to paint? ~ jb///

fineartist said...

Oh Becky the living room looks wham-fam-tastick! For real, and I love the new look of your blog too, um when you and Randy get done...there...I've got some ceileings to replace, just kidding.

Hey tell Dev when he gets tired of that tapestry auntie Lori will take it off his hands.

I went to the doctor today. Sam is talking to Dev right now so hopefully I can tell you via phone about it.


ron st.amant said...

becky- this comment has nothing to do with your post...except to say that I'm going through my blogroll tonight and demanding some new posts...I need blogteraction.

Feed me Seymour

Writer Mom said...

Speaking of calming blue, I like the new look.
Those are great colors!
Lots of work, but looks great.

Dangit. Kids are growling.
Distractions understood.

Writer Mom said...

Party tonight?

James Eric Watkins said...

Is everything okay? You alright?

jus checkin in on my fren....

James Eric Watkins said...

I hope all is well.

cinselsohbetci said...

yeahhhhh :D