Tuesday, November 16, 2010

~*Studio Update*~

There is almost a white palette to work with!

Hello Dear Friends! It has been a week or so since I last posted studio progress... so here goes...

The ceilings and trim in both rooms are now primed & the walls in one room are primed... I ran out of primer (after 3 gallons) and will be stopping at the store in the morning for more...but it does feel so good to be this far!








These walls (and ceiling) are far from being "perfect". They still have a tremendous amount of imperfections on them... but maybe it won't matter too much after the rooms are filled with furniture... hooked rugs, needlepunch, and samplers. I plan to do a texture paint technique on the walls... haven't decided yet if they will be dry brushed or ragged, but they will be painted in two shades. In fact, I finally picked out my shades of tan today. It was tough because so many paint samples seemed too pink, too green, too gray, or too blue. All I wanted was tan! Well, these are what I have picked...


Mocha Cafe, Whisper of White, and Ashbury

The darkest shade will be the porch paint for the floors. The lighter two will be the wall colors. The lightest will be painted on the ceiling alone - not textured. The trim in all rooms will be off-white (different from the paint samples) - mainly because the replacement windows we installed are white vinyl & I can't change that.

Thanks for letting me share... and supporting me and all my remodeling efforts. The kind words you have all offered have meant so much. Thank you!

Wishing you all warm smiles...

Betty

23 comments:

  1. Just love the colors you picked. Probably because they look an awful lot like the new colors I picked for the common rooms in our house. They work so well with so many accent colors. Ours will be olive green and turkey red but I could see them with a cream and navy blue, too. All your samples will really pop against those walls. Perfect choice!

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  2. So exciting! The colors are perfect to show off hooked rugs, samplers and such. I'm jealous, I won't get my studio back until my college student moves out-at least 2 years. But I know I will miss her so I can wait...I guess! LOL!

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  3. Your colors are lovely! I love them and they will be a beautiful, warm background for all of your furniture, etc. You've made so much progress, Betty! I'm excited for you!

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  4. Very exciting Betty, I know you will be thrilled when all your goodies are in place. So much fun(not the work)but just to think about what you will have when finished. Also your paint choices sound perfect.

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  5. Yikes!! You are really going full speed ahead! I think your colors are beautiful and I just know your new studio is going to be out of this world and give you many years of pleasure. Congratulations.

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  6. Love your colors and can't wait to see yoou finished project...aren't they fun?!!!

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  7. Awesome...love the colors...imperfections will be perfect!

    Blessings,
    ~Ronda

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  8. Your studio is coming right along...love the colors you've chosen!

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  9. can't wait to see the finished project.

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  10. Looking forward to seeing the finished room.

    Melinda

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  11. Great job Betty! Love your paint samples. Amazed at how fast you have accomplished so much!! Can't wait to see the paint on the walls, and I think the little imperfections will add lots of texture for your studio!!

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  12. Betty ~
    Your studio looks wonderful. What a great place for your creative endeavors!
    Pug hugs :)
    Lauren

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  13. Great color choices....I can hardly wait until we see the next update! :)

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  14. You studio is going to be so nice, can't wait to see it all done and I am sure you can't either;)

    Debbie

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  15. It's so much fun, watching the changes through this "magic window" Wow, do I love those colors, warm enough to feel cozy, wonderfully neutral backgrounds though. :)

    Enjoy after a few more days of work!!

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  16. Whoo-hoo Betty! So excited for you that most of the prep work is behind you! Great color choices! The one all the way to the right is a color I have used before... it looks great on the walls!

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  17. Your studio is going to be awesome! Love the colors...and I know what you mean about finding just the right tan!

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  18. It's looking great Betty! I love your paint colors. It will be so warm and inviting in your studio. I think your decision to do a painting technique is a good one. It can hide a lot of imperfections rather than having a slolid wall of color. Best wishes as you get to the fun part!

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  19. Great colors! It's a great space!

    Carmen and the Primcats

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  20. It will look warm and cozy. The rugs and samplers will pop on the walls. Hard work, but so much fun and very satifying when done.
    Debbie

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  21. Thanks for joining the fun over at Dreaming. I really appreciate it.

    Melinda

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  22. it will be perfect! Can't wait to see it all done.

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