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Sunday, February 21, 2010

Family Room Make-Over

Hello! I'm sorry I didn't get back to my computer the other day. My weekend has flown by (as usual) and I'll share photos later but for now, this is what I have been up to.

Before (click to enlarge)

(sorry it's a little blurry--I took this photo last night about 11p and I was very tired)

Yesterday I began painting my family room wall that was originally red brick. I never really liked the red brick and have wanted to paint this wall for about six years...but *someone* ::cough cough JEFF cough cough:: kept me from it. However recently, I talked him into just letting me have my way (which isn't that difficult to do) and so I ran out and got the paint. Sailcloth from Valspar. I love this color. It's just gorgeous.

This wall has been white-washed. I took the paint, poured it into a tupperware-like container and filled it half with paint and half with water. That's it. The consistency was like a rich milk. I wanted a Pottery Barn look and I am so pleased with how it turned out.

The skirting is removable so that I can put it up when company comes and I don't want them to see all the Polly Pocket Dolls and stuffed animals floating about. :) The fabric I purchased at WalMart for 50% off already-reduced prices (our WalMart was closing out their fabric section). I snagged the entire bolt (12 yards) for a wonderful $12.00. It was heaven. It was glorious. The birds began to sing! The fabric is a thicker fabric and it's actually a tight plaid with a fine red running through it.

Anyway, I'll put up more photos of the complete redo once I put away all my paint supplies and vac the carpet.


If you want to see more photos of my Brick Wall Transformation, go HERE.

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Jessi said...

It is gorgeous! Love the white washed look. And I love the vingettes on the thable. Thanks for sharing!

The Starr Family said...

Nice improvement! Kudos for all that work!!

Six in One Hand said...

I love-love-love it!!
I have always wanted a brick wall...sigh...but yours is enough to make me buy a pallet of bricks and get to work.

Great job!!!

Delightful Dwelling said...

I love it! Way to go in being brave and painting the brick, it looks wonderful.

Victoria said...

That looks so great, I love the curtain idea...very cute!