Painting Project

I haven’t done ANY home improvement projects since my June 2011 Project Wish List blog post.  The two main reasons are time and money.  I also have trouble focusing on one project at a time, and I want to do it all, but then I get overwhelmed and I don’t do anything.  I also have so many conflicting decorating/renovating ideas that I have trouble deciding what to do.  But I’ve finally made a few decisions and took a week off work, so I’m starting with painting the house.  The weekend before I moved in, I painted the living room, TV room and master bedroom.  Now I’m finishing the rest of the house.  Assuming I get through it all, I’ll be painting the guest bedroom, my home office, the upstairs hallway, the kitchen, and re-painting the master bedroom.  Phew!  That’s a lot of work!  I already got started yesterday (Saturday) – did the prep work in the guest bedroom and office (filling holes with putty, taping, sanding), and painted the ceilings in both those rooms today.  Hopefully the ceilings won’t need a second coat and I can get started on the walls tomorrow.  In the guest bedroom I’ve picked a blue/grey colour in two shades, darker for the accent wall and lighter on the other walls.  The office will be a light-medium purple, to go with the dark purple chaise I bought for in there.  I’m going to paint my master bedroom white, then eventually put up black velvet damask wallpaper on the accent wall where the headboard is.  I’ll paint the fireplace black, which is on the wall that is directly across from the wall that will be black damask.  Since the hallway is long and dark I’m painting it white to brighten it up.  I’m also painting the kitchen white for now, to freshen and clean it up, and I’ll probably add a backsplash at some point soon.  I’ve decided against painting the kitchen green, though, because the room right next to it is burgundy and I’m not sure that those colours will flow nicely together.  This is probably more than enough to keep me busy for one week!  

This is all the paint I'll be using this week.  

Life As a Homeowner

This month marks the one year anniversary of buying my first home.  Although I had originally intended for this blog to be an account of the home-buying process, I wanted to continue it after moving in and write about what life is like in my new home.  But things got really busy and then I lost momentum with blogging.  But now that a year has passed, I’d like to begin documenting again.  I love this house so much, despite learning a few big issues with it, but I’ve had some work done to improve it and I still have so many renovating/decorating ideas to put in place.  So those are the things I’m going to write about now.  Oh, and I’m also going to eventually get around to posting before and after photos.