Wednesday, 1. May 2013
Hello and welcome to Walk Through Wednesday. Today I am sharing a few of the bedrooms from a model home in the 2012 Salt Lake City Parade of Homes. This is the Alexandra model by Richmond America Homes.
I thought these bedrooms were a really excellent example of flow. The same colors are in each room which helps unify them but there is a different paint treatment in each room. The ratios of the colors are also different in each room. Each room has a personality of its own but still fits into the overall scheme.
Hope you found something to inspire you. Have a wonderful day!
Friday, 26. April 2013
My boys’ bedroom is full of mismatched furniture and accessories. I don’t need everything to match perfectly because matched furniture is not in my budget nor is it my personal style. I like a collected look and feel. That being said, I do want pieces within a room to look like they belong together. The easiest way for me to bring everything together is with paint.
I gave the mirror and the dresser frame a couple of coats of blue paint. I am not sure if I love the result. I keep thinking I should paint the drawers. I have seen and admired this look on other blogs and Pinterest but I’m not sure if it works here. I think I’m going to have to finish the other pieces in the room before I decide.
Thanks for joining me for Feature Friday. Have a great weekend!
Wednesday, 24. April 2013
Welcome to Walk Through Wednesday. Today I will be sharing the bedrooms. The first four pictures are all of the same bedroom. I love the use of the old chain link fence gate as a picture holder. I also love the industrial spool as a side table. And I think it is just brilliant to use peg board below the chair rail. The last picture is of the master bedroom. I really like the old stair rails turned on their sides and used as blanket holders. I think you can see why I named this house the Creative House. This post will wrap up the Creative House series. Be sure to tune in next Wednesday for a new home tour.
Thanks for stopping by. I always look forward to your visit!
Friday, 12. April 2013
Welcome to Feature Friday. I have been working on my two youngest boys’ room for the last couple of weeks. I am painting extra-large stripes in their room. One of these extra wide stripes is actually a magnetic board. I wanted them to have a place to display all their art work and school projects.
This stripe of magnetic board is painted on. I used Rust-Oleum’s magnetic paint. I have to be honest, I do not love this product. It was very hard to work with and not very magnetic. I had to apply five coats to get my magnets to stick. The magnetic paint is very thick. It goes on bumpy and streaky. It does say on the can that it is a primer, but I didn’t add a top coat. I was afraid that my magnets wouldn’t stick with a top coat. This paint is oil based and has a very strong smell. I had to leave the windows open for a few days to get rid of the smell.
If I ever do another magnetic board in the future I think I will just have a sheet of metal (steel) cut to size. I would only use this product again for a small project. If you do use this Rust-Oleum magnetic paint, have the paint desk shake it for you. I broke two paint sticks and made a huge mess trying to stir this paint. I think there is real metal bits in it. They settle out and become one large clump.
I am getting close to being done with this room. I hope to have the big reveal by the end of the month. I do have more small projects to share before then.
Hope you all have a wonderful weekend!
Wednesday, 27. March 2013
Welcome to Walk Through Wednesday. Today I will be finishing up with the Happy House. This last room is so sweet. I love the bright and happy colors.
I am not going to share links for look-a-like items from this room today. I think the cute cake art would be a quick and simple DIY project. I also think the armoire would be a great DIY project, although not so quick and easy.
Thanks so much for visiting. Happy Wednesday!