Sunday, March 27, 2011

Check THAT off my list Holli!

Daniel graduated from high school over 10 years ago so it was finally time to paint his Cary Imp Green walls a different color!

One of the walls has a floor to ceiling world map and I think the whole family wanted to keep it that way.  Holli and I are always brainstorming decorating ideas.  We came up with a great way to incorporate the world map while still making the bedroom a welcoming place for Daniel to "come home" to and friends and family to feel comfortable in.  
We decided that since we have all been blessed with trips outside the United States, we could print photos of those adventures and hang them on the wall.  Black and white photos in black frames.  So many ideas, so much to do to make the ideas a realty!

So, a few weeks ago Jeff painted the other three walls a color called Bagel.  Then last Saturday when it was so beautiful outside, I took on the task of converting an antique door into a head board.  
 I scrubbed it.
I scraped it.
 I even found the brass door knob plate under all that paint.
 I got down to the wood in some spots and kept two shades of cream and some white visible in other spots.
 I found a can of green paint called Twig in the garage.
I mixed it with some glaze and painted it on.
I rubbed it off.
Within minutes I was sanding some areas to reveal the wood beneath again.
I love how the green mixes with the dark wood.
a nice surprise.
Jeff and I used the existing hinges to hang the door on the wall.

Really, the only thing missing from this project was Holli.
We're a great project team.
Just like my mom and I used to be.
In fact, I inherited my 'you can do anything' attitude from my mom and dad. And I'm happy to pass it on.

I also like to surprise people and check things off my list.
So Holli,
check the painting and the headboard off the list.
I hope you're pleased.
Next up...the photos in the frames.
not to mention
 the lamp
the rug
the windows
the quilt
baby steps...


  1. So I just saw this and although I really liked the kelly green I think what you did is amazing! I thought I would miss the original color but not after what you did there! Great work to you and Dad! I'm excited to see it in a couple weeks!

  2. love it.

    love the walls, love the door, love the colors.

    love it.



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