ThistleDew Farm

ThistleDew Farm
Established 2009

Thursday, January 29, 2009

Painting Update - House Tour

Folks, we are closing in on the painting - could even be done this weekend, which is good because the tile just came in so it's time to move on to something new. Sixteen days until we hope to be done - gotta flip that construction mortgage to a conventional one! Everyone say a prayer it all gets done!

Anyway thought you might like a peak at the craft room colors!




Actually it is a little different because that was taken during a painting break. That's how I intended it to look, but I got carried away and forgot to cut in the left side, I just continued slapping paint around the corner and none of the original Morning Fog left to fix it back. So, I had to paint the top of the green wall the darkened Morning Fog (blue) like the rest of the walls. So the majority of the room is the blue color and the short wall is blue on top and hep green on bottom - divided by a chocolate chair rail.....not many would love this combo (or even like it) - but I do! I'm smiling just writing about it - there's something about that color - it makes me happy!

My husband falls into the first category - actually his exact words were "that makes me want to puke" followed by "is that the final color?" He's not smiling....

Terri saw the sample colors and is still laughing - and to think she purports to like green....I think she meant forest green though!

Just in case you didn't get enough - here's another look....these colors are truer and show the darker morning fog all around. The divided line will be covered by the chocolate chair rail.....love love love it!
That's looking out my craftroom door into the great room. See those boards? I painted those too, well stained them - all 197 of them. Just waiting now for Super Hubby to put them on the ceiling of the great room - 25 feet up. That's Min-Wax polyurethane in natural in case you were wondering - that's why I have hep green in my craft room....I didn't want the ceiling boards to be natural, I wanted a light oak, hubby "always dreamed of them being natural", sooo we all have to compromise - I think I got the better end of the deal - what's not to love about hep green?

It really does look pretty close to these colors - especially the green - gotta love hep green!

Oh and while we're touring the house, here's what the cabinets look like -

and one actually hanging....that's Super Hubby there...
The cabinets are all in now - looks amazingly like a kitchen....maybe pictures of that tomorrow! But you know me and the flash drive - often parted when needed!

We purchased the cabinets from Rail Salvage - these puppies are solid oak 42" tall. Our ceilings are 10 foot so we needed to go with taller cabinets. Eventually there will be a shelf and crown molding around the top of the cabinets - some day.....The cabinets were a really good deal.... The salvage yard uses every square inch of space and then some... things are packed in. The cabinets are new, so it's not a reclaimed salvage, I think its a wholesale and overstock place. But, they have the cabinets all the time, you have to search for other items - I really recommend these places as a resource when you're on a budget or want a good deal. I also found an iron coat hook - you might see that someday - if I can find it!!!! hmmm.

Post Script to my post -
Will ya look at that - check out The Inspired Room.....how about them apples? Green apples that is.....looks like a trendy hep green to me - who's the fashion princess now huh?????

30 comments:

Tracey said...

It's a fantastic colour, what a wonderful home!!
Love Tracey xxx

Mildred said...

I love everything. I cannot believe how much you have accomplished. What an exciting time for all of you. Have fun!

Terri said...

You have always been a fashion princess, dahling! :) Your green is beautamous!

Daisy said...

I think you are making great progress. Things are really shaping up. :D

Julia said...

You must be ecstatic to be almost done. I like colors. Men know nothing about colors. At least all the men I know...

Wonderful said...

Your craft room looks so cozy--can't wait to see it all finished!

Susie said...

I think everything is looking great. I love most shades of green and can't wait to see the room completely finished. I can't believe you stained all those boards yourself. What a hard worker you are.

em's scrapbag said...

It's all coming along very nicely. Can't wait to see more.

Pear tree cottage! said...

I love! love! love those colours gosh it will be stunning........Here I am just rushing past the computer to say hi!! and you are having a great paint job being done.

Lee-ann

Amy said...

What do husbands know about color anyway? I have paint chips hanging all over the living room....Hubby made some comment about why didn't we just fill all the walls with paint chips? Thinks he's funny!

Mildred said...

Good Morning Melissa, I know you all are terribly busy finishing up the house but I just wanted to say I think about you often and hope you are enjoying putting the finishing touches on your new home. Can't wait for the time you have to share photos and can sit back and enjoy for a change! Take care.

ikkinlala said...

I hope you're back soon with pictures of the kitchen!

Gayle said...

Wow - What a big undertaking! We just finished painting our living room so I have a small inkling of what you're going through - hang in there!

Valerie said...

This is a lot of work but you will love it when you get done. Just wanted to say we miss you but a girls gotta do what a girls got to do.

Tins and Treasures said...

Looking forward to seeing more of your progress!

Doreen said...

Hi, looking forward to seeing more pics!

Tamara B. said...

Came over from Clay Hill Farm blog to say what a great job with the colors and miss you.

Teresa said...

I love what you're doing with the colors and paint. I also came over from Clay Hill Farm to say I miss you.

Patsy said...
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Patsy said...

I love seeing the progress! Coming from Clay Hill Farm...to say 'miss you'.

Jenny said...

I love that house...colors are awesome. I can relate all too well with the renovation. My husband and I do that...well now I stay at home and he goes and builds the big buildings now....We fought too much working together...lol

Someday, I hope to be a farm deva...my fantasy! I have been a city chick for 2 decades now. I am ready to settle down and raise some fluffy animals and grow some veggies...heehee

Barb and Steve said...

I just found your blog tonight. I can't wait to read more.
Thanks for sharing your life.
Barb

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