Saturday, January 28, 2012

Picture Perfect Room, progress report #2

Nope, not done yet but she's coming along!  Wanna see a before shot?  Are you sure, it's scary.

Isn't it welcoming?  I have been following so many amazing blogs,  many that have these gorgeous entrances that are white and bright.  I yearn for that fresh, white, beachy entrance way!

Here's the stage we are at now ...


It's taking a little longer, there is tons of caulking to be done and another coat of paint.  The entrance bench that I have been working on needs a little more distressing and a coat of wax.  We have hooks to go up under the shelf and also there are blinds that need to be installed.

Previously the windows looked like this ...


I had "shopped the house" and reused these white sheer panels to cover the windows, you know, to get that breezy tropical look.  Can't you just feel the warm tropical breezes ummm, cold wind now?
I picked up some very cheap reasonably priced blinds on Friday, they are just white vinyl slats that I will eventually replace with white wood blinds.  I don't like the look of the tops of most cheap lower priced blinds so I made valances with fabric I picked up a while ago.  Geez, talk about being resourceful since I don't have a sewing machine.  I used fabric glue ... I was high on fumes yesterday!

I ironed the edges
Then glued and stuck down, I do love how fast this works, so much faster then fabric tape.
I added dimes to the bottom corners to add a little weight.

Then I attached the rings to the tops.  The final reveal will have to wait til completion of the room.
I also made one pillow cover in the same fabric and using fabric glue, I have one more to make.

Here is the beginning of a painted sign, this is a cabinet door from Habitat which I am painting 
with ASCP Louis Blue.

It will be going up on the shelf and the arrow is actually facing in the direction
of the nearest beach.
So here are the components that have been worked on, stay tuned for final room reveal.

I will be linking to


6 comments:

Lisa said...

You're coming right along! The progress you've made is such a big difference. It's going to be all beachy in no time!

Courtney ~ French Country Cottage said...

Looking great- stopping by from FJ- come share at Feathered Nest Friday at my blog- going on all weekend!

Funky Junk Interiors said...

Nice! It's beautiful already! I see great things for this space... love your sign!

Donna

Serendipitous Home said...

I can't wait, you had me at striped blinds!

Sandra

Courtney ~ French Country Cottage said...

Thanks for linking up at Feathered Nest Friday! Hope to see you again at this weeks party!

heather @ new house, new home, new life said...

I love it - the coffee table is awesome and fits in the space beautifully.
Question: do you handpaint all the wording on the signs?