Sunday, January 31, 2010

I am back in my new room!

Hi Everyone!

I am finally back at my desk in my brand new craft room! I have a long way to go in the next few days getting everything back in and the shelves and pegboard up but I wnated to share how far we have come!


This is what the wall looked like where I sampled paint. I had a color I was OK with, but it was much too bright, so I took the paint chip back to Lowes and had them mix a small can of 25% and 50% less color. The 50% less color was perfect! So my friend Linnie came over and between her, me and my husband Wayne we got the room painted in a little over 2 hours!





The color on the far right is the one we chose.....



And this is the color all done! I tried taking some other photos but they just washed out...so I hope you get the idea....it is the prettiest robin egg blue....I just love it!





Now, for the floor. When ever I take a photo, my dog Maya has to get in it, she ran in, turned around, sat down and she "posed"! I took this one so you could see how the floor looked first. Just plain tan carpet...blech!


Here, the tile is going in.....I was so afraid that when they took up the carpet the floor would be all uneven but we were pretty lucky, the guys that laid the floor only has one area to sand down. We live in a modular home, so it was board underneath the carpet.


And here is the finished product! I am so happy with it! We had to put 4 coats of polish on, and my husband thinks we need to buy a cheap buffer to keep it pretty...we'll see.
So what do you think?????

I was also lucky enough to find an old Cosco kitchen cart at Goodwill for 12.00. It was in pretty good shape, but the wrong color, so after a can of cherry red Krylon.....

This is how it came out! It is going to hold my printer, and paper and it holds my modem and such for my computer. Perfect piece for the room.
Well, this is all I have right now, but I wanted to share it as soon as I could! I can't wait to get into my bins and boxes and see what I have....you know it is that shopping at home again! LOL
Thanks for stopping by!

15 comments:

Cindy said...

Oh Sandy..I Love it!!!! The blue is outstanding!!I'm glad you worked until you got what you wanted
on the paint color.Can't wait to see the final decoration.

Cindy

Nan said...

Oh I love this room. In my guest cottage I painted an aqua, first too dark and we added a gallon of white to it and that did the trick. I actually thought about that black and white tile floor too but we ended up with the vinyl snap together looks like wood floor. We're making an addition this year to the house and building me a large craftroom, I'm thinking your blue there would be perfect for me too. Nan

Dawn said...

That room is going to be great! I love the idea of the cart for the printer and supplies. It's perfect.
Hugs,
Dawn

Into Vintage said...

Wow - its looking great and such a large room - I'm jealous! Love the color you ended up with. And Maya looks like a big sweetie. :-) -amy

GardenofDaisies said...

Really love the robins egg blue walls! Can't wait to see how you put it all together!

Andy's Attic said...

The blue is great! Love the red cart..my favorite color. Can't wait to see the end result.
Annette

M.L. @ The House of Whimsy said...

I can't get over how cute this all turned out. I can hardly wait to see it as you put everything back. The wall color is wonderful and that floor...AMAZING!! Kudos to you and the hubby!!
You asked about my Apothecary jars. They all came from Michael's (bought one at a time using their 40% off coupons). But two of the very smallest ones came from Goodwill. Which reminds me...I loooooove the "new" red cart! : )
Mary Lou

Sweet Bee Cottage said...

Oh, fun! Fun! Fun! I love the tile - I have it in green and white in one bathroom & blue and white in another. The blue looks great! The cart is just A-D-O-R-A-B-L-E! I love it! I can't wait to see where you go from here.

tammyCA said...

I LOVE Robin's egg blue. In fact, I have a can waiting to go on one of the bedroom walls. Did you get the floor tiles at Lowe's, too? I want checked tile floors, too - can't stand my'80s vinyl that has to be hand scrubbed all the time...I want what schools/stores have 'cuz there's looks easy to clean. :)

NanE said...

It looks great! I'm redoing my studio and have picked the same color scheme. Can't wait to see your finished room!

~~Carol~~ said...

Oh Sandy, I'm so happy for you! Your craft room is amazing! I love the color that you chose for the walls, and the floor is incredible. And the cart looks great painted red. I can tell that you are going to be so inspired in that room! Great things are going to happen there!
Happy Monday!
Carol

Laura said...

Your craft room is going to be so great! I really love the cart. What a great idea to use it for computer stuff. I used to have one of those carts, but my sweet husband thought it was rusty and ugly, so I didn't bring it in the move. Kicking myself now! I can't wait to see your finished room!

Meri Wiley said...

Hey girlfriend, I can't wait until Tuesday!!!! I think we'll have some fun putting your room back together. I'm bringing the pain meds, you supply the junk food.......yehaw, we're gonna' have a good time!

Love ya'
Meri

Gerry said...

Wow! !
You are going to love creating in this space.
Love the floor, and the blue is perfect.

Quilt Monkey said...

Oh My Gosh! I think we could swap houses and feel right at home!! My sewing room is aqua and I love it-not sure is it is similiar - but that robins egg blue family is a beautiful blue. One of my favorite things to do is take something old and re-purpose it. The cart is amazing.

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