Tuesday, March 20, 2012


I have the entire week off and the boys are in school so I have decided to do more painting.  It's so much easier when they aren't home, "don't touch that, it's wet!".  I am sure you can imagine ;) 

Last month I painted the walls in the entry, living room, kitchen and hallway.  We also added some board & batten to the kitchen & trimmed out a window and our front door (you can see of that progress here).  We have some new furniture coming this week (arriving 2 weeks early...whoohoo!) so it was time to pick up the brush again.  This time I am painting furniture...a bench, a trash can and a buffet.  And just to add to the fun I decided that this would be a great time to move my oldest monster back upstairs so now the "game room" needs new paint as well.  Apparently, I don't want to relax during my time off, HA!

Today I am sharing a before and after of the bench.  It sits at the top of  out stairs by the kitchenn and gets used alot (mostly as a catch all for crap stuff I haven't put away yet from the store). I have had it for years and it's pretty beat up but I think it just adds character.

After 3 coats of paint
I used the same color we used in the kitchen.  For some reason it looks lighter on the bench but I still love how it turned out.  Now it just needs some cute pillows (adding to list).

I am off to run some errands and then paint some more. 



Kristie said...

Beatiful shade of blue!

miamihoney said...

Looks great! Funny how a coat of paint can be so transforming!