There’s nothing like a good before and after. But I also enjoy seeing the in-between…where progress has been made, but there is more to do. Hopefully, so do you. Because this sleeping porch project is not going to be my usual badda bing, badda boom, lickity-split makeover. It’s going to take some time.
So my boys did a fantastic job emptying out the sleeping porch on Friday. Since then, I’ve been painting and painting and painting and painting and painting and painting.
I decided to paint the beadboard walls and ceiling with Annie Sloan Chalk Paint in “Pure White.”
I went through 2 quarts pretty quickly and I’m at a standstill until I get more!
That is only the first coat but I love the fresh white.
Boy, oh boy are these windows going to be fun to paint! There are nine of them in the main room and seven more in the little room off of the main room.
The little room is going to become my photo studio. A dedicated room where I can leave my tripod, lights and staging stuff and where I’ll photograph all of the vintage goodies I sell.
The light up here? fuggedaboutit…so pretty.
Remember this french bed that I found at Salvation Army in Canada last year (for $69.99)?
It’s been out in the barn. Now, in the original post I said I wouldn’t paint it. Not sure what that was about, but this baby food strained peas color is gross. So paint it, I did. (That sounded very YODA-ish, huh?) 😉
Here it is after one coat of AS “Old White.” You wanna know the best thing about Annie Sloan chalk paint???
The SECOND coat! Cause after the first coat, you are kind of going….this is not looking so hot.
And then after the second coat dries, you are like BAM! Hello, gorgeous!
Don’t mind the side rails…they aren’t going to show so I didn’t want to waste paint with a second coat.
This pretty armoire was a Craigslist find from a few months ago and has been out in the barn. The paint was pretty dinged up, so I gave it a fresh coat of Annie Sloan Old White and painted the inside with Annie Sloan Duck Egg. (after photos coming soon)
In case you are wondering why I’m using different whites on the walls and furniture…I don’t want the room to feel sterile, or Shutter-Islandish (as Jake calls it). So I plan to use varying shades of whites and creams to create depth.
I picked up this chippy library table and wonderful iron sign last week at Steeplechase Antiques. I love the cool shade of blue that’s in the sign…I’m going to have hints of this color in the accessories.
Now I’m on the lookout for a large rug and a chandelier for the room.
A vintage tole chandelier is what I want…but they are hard to find reasonably priced.
The closest rug I’ve found is this one from Dash & Albert. It’s the Swedish Cotton Stripe. I love the airiness of it.
If you have any great sources for rugs or chandeliers, I’m all ears.
Things should come together pretty quickly once I get the painting finished. If I ever get the painting finished!
I’m going to enjoy having the kids home today…maybe we’ll get to the movies!
Enjoy your day, peeps. 🙂
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