Sunday, July 27, 2014

Sunday Showcase from Make it Pretty Monday

Hello World!  I hope all had a great weekend.  All I know is it went by way too fast!

Welcome to:

4th Place for Most Views
from Make it Pretty Monday
Pretty Susan took us along for her trip to New Orleans!  Love, love, love!  Cruise on over to Quite Simply to take the tour. 

3rd Place for Most Views
from Make it Pretty Monday
Pretty Brooke shared her new floor reveal in her office.  So pretty!  Hop on over to Creative Country Mom to view all of the details. 

2nd Place for Most Views
from Make it Pretty Monday
Pretty Patti broke out her shimmering coastal decor at her beautiful lake house.  I love all of the colored glass.  Walk on over to Old Things New to see more. 

1st Place for Most Views
from Make it Pretty Monday
Pretty Jennelise took us along as she hit up 13 antique shops one weekend!  Look at this gorgeous piece she shared with us!  And, look, it's pretty Jennelise in the mirror.  To see more of this fabulous weekend trip, pop on over to 
Jennelise Rose

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You sweet, little lovelies will be on my 
Sunday Showcase Pinterest board; pinned from your site of course.  In addition, you will be on my Facebook page and Hometalk page with credit given to you with a link back to your blog!  I'm a couple of months behind in doing these postings; but once you see me pinning from your site that will let you know that I've posted your feature on Facebook and Hometalk.

Click the links below for any parties, posts or feature posts you may have missed:

Master Bedroom Paint - Sneak Peek
Anything Blue Friday
The First Before & After at The New House

I hope to see you tomorrow at the Make it Pretty Monday party.  Have a fabulous evening and remember to be kind to one another!  
Joy to the Full!

Toodles, 
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Saturday, July 26, 2014

Master Bedroom Paint - Sneak Peek

Hello World!  Happy Saturday!  Well the Master Bedroom has been painted.  But, that is about all that has happened in there.  Let me show you where we are and where we have been.  

The ceiling has been painted, walls have been painted, and the trim got a facelift as well. 

This is with two coats of primer on the walls and nothing on the trim.  

Again, primer on the walls and nothing on the trim. 


 This is what I started with.  Deep yellow on the ceiling and a dark green on the walls. 

The trim is an almond color.  This room looks really bright in the pictures, but let me tell you it was not.  The realtor hired a good photographer who used a photo editor.  

Below is a side by side comparison of the paint colors. 

The doors still need to be painted to match the trim.  It's on my huge to do list.  

And, just for fun.  I thought I would show you what I wake up to. 

I love waking up and seeing this pretty house and yard across the street from us.  

The paint colors are as follows:

On the walls and ceiling:  Kilz Primer
On the walls:  Benjamin Moore - Shaker Beige (which is a Historical Color), Eggshell finish.
On the trim:  Benjamin Moore - White Opulence, Semi-Gloss finish.
On the ceiling:  Benjamin Moore - Ceiling White

The process was two coats of primer on the walls, one coat of primer on the ceiling, two coats of Shaker Beige on the walls, one coat of Ceiling White on the ceiling, and two coats of White Opulence on the trim.  

Let me encourage you that if you have a room to paint and you are not sure when the last time it was painted or the quality of the paint used, do put a coat of primer on.  Especially if you are going from a dark color to a light color.  Trust me, you would rather have the wall soak up the primer than your good paint.  The master bedroom had not been painted since 1990 and I was so happy I put two coats of primer on.  If I hadn't, I would have had a horrible paint job.  

Primer is specifically formulated to seal unfinished or finished surfaces and make sure the top coat of paint adheres to the surface to create the best-looking, longest lasting finish.  You're wasting your time, paint and, of course, money if that expensive top coat begins peeling or soaks unevenly into the surface because you didn't use a primer. 

So, by all means, prime away!  

Okay, I'm off my soap box.  I'm off to the closet to paint.  

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Have a lovely day and remember to be kind to one another!  Joy to the Full!

Toodles, 
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