Thursday, January 17, 2013

Time For A POPP {A Sneak Peek of THE Room}

I've never been a great one 
about keeping my mouth shut about what I've been up to.
I just get too excited and want to share it with y'all!
Besides, after 4 posts about what I'm doing or thinking about doing, 
I figured it was time to stop talking and do a quick POPP - 
Proof Of Progress Post.

Because I know y'all are like, "What is taking so long?!"

I feel ya, believe me!
So...  Here's a sneak peek.

A quickie reminder in case you forgot...

{To my ever-living shame}

This is what her room looked like when I started.

Poor child.

You can read about that debacle HERE.

{Hangs Head In Mortification.}

But, I'm proud to report that as of this morning:

1)  Walls are done. 

{Two Coats of Primer and 2 Coats of Paint.}

2)  Trim is done.

{Two Cost of Primer and 2 Coats of Paints.}

3)  2 coats of primer are on the floor.

After Sweeping, Vacuuming, cleaning out the old caulk with -
I kid you NOT - a butter knife -
{Scott rolled his eyes at me for that one.
Men with their proper tools for everything.
I say, whatever works will do the job!  LOL!}
 more vacuuming, mopping, and then waiting for it to dry.

{Needs 2 Coats of Paint}


This is why I was dreading the floors...

(You might want to cover your eyes for this one 
because it's the floor in all its...  AHEM...  Glory.)

Oh yeah.



{Yes, My poor child lived with these for almost 2 years!}


But check out the wall color, huh?





Not too bad for mixing it myself!

And here are the floors as they look right now...

I'm still waiting on that 2nd coat to dry - 
should be about 30 minutes and 
then I'll put on the first coat of paint.

I am getting so stinkin' excited!

And seeing it like this makes all the blisters on my palms worth it!

{And the back ache...  Oh, Lord...  The BACK ACHE!  LOL!}

The floor paint has to wait 8 hours between coats, 
so I'll be finishing up the rest of the pretties 
I'm making for her room today.

The second coat will go on tonight, 
with a 24 hour waiting period 
before it can handle light traffic.

Unfortunately, this means that I won't be able to 
reveal for a little longer.


I know!

I'm so disappointed that I won't be able to show you 
a completed room by tomorrow.

And probably not by Monday either.

I just don't want to take a chance of scratching the paint off, 
after all that work!

But, I will have some smaller little peeks 
as we gradually start to move furniture in, 
so stay tuned!

We're almost there, y'all!

Thanks for keeping me motivated to keep at it - 
especially Shari @ Turnstyle Vogue and Bliss @ Bliss Ranch.  

What would I do without their  daily kick in the... AHEM...  Pants?

Slave Drivers, I tell ya!

I cannot wait until I can show everything to you guys!

Until then, I'm trying to be patient.



  1. Looking good! That wall color = awesome! Blue is my fave! Can't wait to see the finished product, especially the floors. You rock girl!

  2. The wall color is amazing!! Can't wait to see it all come together!

  3. That is a very pretty blue :-)The completed room will be awesome!
    Cheers, Gee

  4. You and I are soooo on the same wavelength, it's not even funny! The bottom 1/2 of Kate's room is going to be aqua. We just made some tissue paper flowers, and I am thinking about putting a chandelier up in her room...what are you doing for lighting...I'm dying to see the end result!

  5. Wow, what a difference. Looking forward to the finish as I know you are even more.

  6. A ha ha ha...... I had my comment all planned till I saw my name in lights then I forgot. Oh yeah, I have a feeling this is going to be your biggest greatest most awesome, like claim to fame reveal ever. I like where it's going. You take all the time needed to cure that floor even though I can't wait to see the reveal.


  7. Just before I got to that pic of the white floors, I was going to suggest painting them white. Looks fantastic!

  8. Love the color of the walls--and the floor is looking great!

  9. ohhhhhhhhhhh my goodness!!! My FAVORITE COLOR!!!!!!!!!! Great job mixing it yourself!!!!! And the floor is gonna be awesome. Thanks for the peak!!

  10. Looks fantastic! Can't wait to see the finished room! What a lucky girl :)

  11. What a wonderfull colour!! Absolutely lovely!!

  12. Great wall colour! Keep going - the end is near!!

  13. Beautiful color! Especially with the white trim and doors! I LOVE the painted floor! I don't blame you for waiting until it is all dry!Can't wait to see it all together!

  14. I kid you not.
    I went; "Ahhhhh!!!!" out loud when I saw the wall color.
    I is completely dreamy!!!!
    The floor? Yes please.

    Oh Stitch, I know it's going to look amazing.
    Eek! I can not wait to brag all over it.
    Come to my house. I need your mojo!!!!

    Luv ya~Lilo

  15. Really beautiful! I'm excited to see the final reveal. I'd be so scared to paint the floors, but it looks so good!!


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