new beach cottage paint in the sitting room
Mon 12th, Nov, 2012
Well happy Monday, I am feeling very bright and cheery this morning. Odd for a Monday. Watch out people.
So this is the newly refreshed Sitting Room, after the coffee table from an old door the other day I pulled up the blinds in this room. Yowzas. Time for a freshen up.
If you get my newsletter, you will know that it has been a bit of a mess here over the weekend with the painting…
…furniture in the middle of the room, ladders and a lot of white paint!
…the hallway too, it needed it!
I went for a slightly different white this time, with a hint of grey in it.
It’s hard to tell from these photos but if you look up the top there to the cutting in you can see that it is ever-so slightly more grey than the regular old white on the ceilings and coving.
My old sash windows scrubbed up well…these were actually pretty diabolical, amazing how the sun treats them – the paint was peeling and fading and it all needed a very good refresh… much better now, I am very pleased
I went for a gloss on all my woodwork this time…I much prefer a more matte look and at one point in my exciting life I may possibly have bored you with my loathing of gloss and how I was a low-sheen kinda girl…nowadays I am a whole lot more realistic that glossy woodwork with 3 kiddos, a husband and a certain little four-legged friend will be a million times for practical on the old cleaning front…so there they are oh so white and glossed to within an inch of their lives…
I loveee old windows, I lust after them, I know these are the poor man’s version and I would love some floor to ceiling Victorian overlooking the ocean windows but that ain’t about to happen anytime in the near future…for now these will do nicely thank-you-very-much.
As you can see all has been filled and the curtain poles and double layer linen curtains are probs not going back and I am going for just blinds on here, if this faced a different way I would leave like this but perhaps strung with a garland or some bunting but really, in the evening we need something here, so I have seen some nice linen blinds which hopefully I will get in the next few days…
I am now at the stage of putting things back in and foofing. We like a good foof in Beach Cottage Land do we not?
I am making a few changes and think I am going for a bit of a less is more approach…when clearing this out for painting it was amazing how much one, ahem, tends to gather – I feel a bit loathe now to junk this up. But really, who am I kidding, that probs won’t last long lol.
We left the hooks for the vintage mirrors to go back up but now I am wondering if I might not do the vintage mirror thing – haven’t told Mr BC that part yet, ahem.
Oh and the vintage kitchen dresser? Well that is really nearly ready and on the other side, will show you that soon.
Anyway, that’s it from me and my white paint and yes the dining room and family room are being done too…..phew …what do you think?
See you soon