Jun 14, 2019

Before and almost after

Baseboard is not removed, still the old color.  Wainscot is not installed.  But here are a few snaps of the before and almost after. 



The blue hutch - not sure if I will use black latch bar closures or knobs.





The built in cupboard.  The dark strip at the very bottom is the original color.  I knew if I laid there to paint it, I would not get up.  Will wait until we're painting the wainscot and do it then, suffer once rather than twice.  Thinking of using a flat dolly, laying on it, and have Mark push me around the room with the paint brush angled perfectly. 





The entire room.













The before, already pared down several times.
 
I still love the darker colonial colors!  But I am happy with the change.  Deciding which samplers or wood pieces will go on the walls won't happen until the other small room is finished. 
 
Have a great Friday!!
 
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15 comments:

Purple Pixie Dust said...

when do you find time to relax. why are you always painting. I like what your doing but you seem to always be painting. do relax sometime. big hugs

Janet said...

Maybe you should talk Mark into doing the low-lying paint jobs for you. Looks good so far. Think I'd go for the black latches on the small doors rather than knobs.
Janet

Mugwump Woolies said...

Love that clean pared down look. Bravo!
Robyn

oldesampler@gmail.com said...

Love the new look. Very Shaker like.

diamondc said...

Marly: You are one busy lady, this is one beautiful room.
I would love to see your husband pushing you along as you paint, you always make me smile when you post.

Catherine

Truus said...

Love the new look of the room -very light.
Why doesn't Mark paint the low down pieces so you will not stiff after painting.
Enjoy your new room and have a great weekend
Greetings Truus from Holland

Annmarie said...

I LOVE IT!!! Really, I could move right in. It's so warm and welcoming. GREAT job Marly!

Margaret said...

Gorgeous!!!!! I love the built in cupboard. So cool. Your furnishings are just perfect. Sigh.

Robin in Virginia said...

Stunning! I love that built in cupboard, Marly! Enjoy your weekend!

Maryann Olsaver said...

Love the new look but like you I still love the colonial colors. The built in cupboard is wonderful!

Mary said...

After seeing the photos I always want to get rid of "stuff". Then where would I put it so I just do nothing. I love the simpler look, but wish someone else would do it.

JustGail said...

Had you not said anything about the very bottom of the cupboard,it would be a long time before I'd have noticed. I think being pushed along to paint it sounds like a good idea. I'd be tempted to try the mechanic's creeper from the garage (you can push yourself in all directions) but I think those metal wheels would do some serious damage to the floor, or at least the finish. I had to giggle about Mark and the whites - even though I know about the gajillion different whites, I still get surprised at how some of them change.

Cathy said...

Love it! That built in cupboard is amazing! I want one!

moosecraft said...

Wow! I love the simplicity and lightness of it all! It looks so refreshed and calm... :-)

debbie haggard said...

Please post a video of Mark pushing you around on the cart to paint the baseboards- cant wait to see that one :-) Seriously; the room looks terrific! all of that agony over choices and decision making has been worth it!

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