As I mentioned in one of my recent entries, we had to rip out Lindsay and Zoe's bedroom carpet the other day due to Lindsay's growing allergy problems. We have a lot of renovation work to do in the bedrooms later before we'll put down hardwood floors, so for a temporary floor solution, we're just painting the subfloors with gloss white porch paint. They look great so far with two coats, but I'm going to add a third coat to cover all the seams. Today I picked up some paint the same color we painted their walls a few days ago, "Homestead Resort Parlor Sage" (which is what our kitchen will be painted), and this weekend, I hope to be able to get around to painting a big green diamond checkerboard pattern on the floor. I wanted to pull a different color out of their quilt (see sham above) but the girls really wanted green checks.
Here is what the room looks like since we painted the walls and floor:
I think it would be neat to do a canvas floorcloth for a rug, too. Maybe I can incorporate some of the quilt colors into it...
I picked up the white metal spray paint for the girls headboard. Hopefully when I'm finished, it will look like an old iron headboard. Right now it's a yellow brass:( The dresser needs a redo, but that's a larger project that's going to have to wait until the kitchen cabinets are done. The dresser is now an off-white color. It's a great old-fashioned piece with lots of charm. I bought it off Craigslist.com several months ago. I plucked this photo from the sellers listing, so it's not very large and it's full of all their clutter. Hopefully, though, you can still make out the style.
In other news, I think my mom may be coming in for a visit from California. I got a mysterious email from her recently that said "Hope you're up for company...the house renovation isn't going to keep me away this time!". I've had nightmares about this. Lol, not about my mom, but about her coming and seeing my house in such a state of chaos and disarray! The last time she saw our house was three years ago when we first moved in. It was cleaner and better organized then during the moving in process than it is now! Oh well...for my mom's safety, I just pray that she doesn't open a closet door, lol! We're clearing a path for you now!