Thursday, May 29, 2008

painting: before & after

I spent the past two evenings painting and fixing up our guest bedroom. I'm getting the room ready for the new quilt that I'll be making from the blocks from the virtual quilting bee, Common Threads, that I'm participating in.





Ever since we first painted this room, I've never really been happy with the color. I've been plotting a color change for quite a while and finally painted the room last night. The old color was Buxton Blue and the new is Sierra Hills (both from Benjamin Moore).





Here's the after picture with our temporary duvet. We normally use this in our bedroom for the winter, so this will work in the guest room for now.





I pulled together a few of our favorite photos from our Japan trip and made a photo collage above the bed. I'm glad to have some pictures hanging up in our house that remind us of our trip!

Next up, I've got to make curtains for the window, a runner for the dresser, and, of course, the new quilt for the bed.

15 comments:

  1. What a difference in the whole temperature of the room! (Though I like the blue as well.) Phew, finished my block this evening. Off in the mail tomorrow!

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  2. It looks so warm now! And those photos just make it!

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  3. Man, incentive to finish my block (or start on it would be a better term!). Looks great!

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  4. what a difference a little paint will do to the entire atmosphere! Love it!

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  5. what a difference a little paint will do to the entire atmosphere! Love it!

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  6. Amazing the difference a can of paint can make. I actually like both colors. I'm imagining the quilt on the bed. It will be the star of the room.

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  7. I love the white trim, the bed and your photos above the bed are perfect.

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  8. it looks darling, can i come and stay?
    and a question for you... where do you print your photos? any recommendations?

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  9. I can't wait to see the whole tranformation.

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  10. Looks fabulous. The red blocks are really going to pop!

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  11. Beautiful room, before and after! Those pictures are soo pretty!

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  12. Great photo arrangement and photos.

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  13. The photos are fantastic. I wish it were that picturesque where I live (in Japan)

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  14. Love the use of your photos! :)

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  15. I love the photo collage above the bed.

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