Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Project Progress.

It was a beautiful day for a coffee and a walk with a good friend, her little one and Beaufort. However, I still found time though to get a few things done around the house. I was once told that creative people can't do one thing at a time but rather many projects at once. If that is true, then I must be creative! I felt like my mind and my hands were in a million different directions all day!

It started with removing the wallpaper in the dining room. I actually felt really sad doing it. My sweet aunt Marilyn put it up for me when I moved into my home. I loved it at the time but now feel that it simply doesn't suit my style anymore. I didn't feel so bad when I realized it has been up for nearly 4 years! I can hardly believe it's been so long! Marilyn is a perfectionist and as I remove it, I notice how perfect the seams were. If you are reading this, Marilyn, I still appreciate it so much!

Progress shots, courtesy of Instagram

I would be lying if I said I finished it but at least it's started! Next up was preparing the bedroom for paint. Filling holes, adding some silicone to the gaps in the moldings and vacuuming. Fun... Here is the room before paint. The walls are painted Ivory Silk and while pretty, not what I'm going for. 

Steph got to work as soon as he got home from. He's a good painter (I mean that sincerely) and insisted that I watch and learn how to paint properly. I listened carefully, I swear, then managed to sneak away to make a quick dinner and write this post. He's in his own little world up there listening to my iPod and painting away:)

Here is how it looked the last time I checked! Terrible photo, I know, but I think I'm going to love it. The color is called Cashmere by Para Paints.

There is a dresser in the room that will be staying but desperately needs a coat of paint. I'm unsure if I'm going to play it safe and keep it white or if I should go bold with color. I'll wait and see how the rest of the room plays out and see.

Wow! Looking back on these photos makes me think that I need some color in my life! Ah well, it's coming.. patience! I can't wait to get my upholstered headboard in there and see it all come together.


  1. Don't you love when someone likes to paint? What a great quality in a partner! Hah!

    Can't wait to see the progress on the room. (That dresser looks like it's calling out for some colour!)

  2. Can't wait to see it all done! Go bold on the dresser. :) Megan

  3. Ah Cashmete, my favourite grey neutral. I'd go in a different direction with the dresser. Maybe a deep charcoal grey with crystal knobs?

  4. oooh so many fun projects!! Love that little dresser...and for the record, I vote bold :) But that could be bold for the room...like a nice deep navy with brassy knobs...

  5. I gotta say Jane that is a beautiful paint color. Can't wait to see what the room will look like when your done with it.


  6. I don´t know how I ended up on your blog, I belevie it was an google search. But I just have to say that I love your blog. I´m from Sweden and everything you do feels so swedish and that gives me a lot of inspiration. Thank you so much! I would go with a bold colour on the dresser, perhaps red...
    Best regards from a sunny Sweden

  7. Ooh...love this progress post Jane! Everythings looking so pretty.

  8. I just painted our bedroom Para's Cashmere (flat) and I love it. It's different depending on the light and time of day--a beautiful neutral and very fresh for spring.

  9. I wouldn't say I like to paint but I'm definitely good at it while my husband refuses to do it. Luckily he has plenty of other projects, like tiling! I think you should definitely bring some color in with that dresser, not too bold, just a hint of something maybe.

  10. I agree with everyone else and say go bold with the dresser..I must be thinking spring because yellow popped into my head as soon I saw the dresser. It would look so good with the grey on the walls and navy on the headboard (almost like an accent colour).


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