Monday, January 26, 2009
Ready. Set. Go buy paint!
But first...is anyone else having problems loading pictures on blogger? I've written a few posts with pictures and they come out all garbled so I just give up and go do something else...mean old blogger.
Okay...I've decided to start playing around out in the crafty part of the barn. It's the old calf nursery, we cleaned it all up..lottts of pressure washing...ewwww - how do tiny little calves splatter pooh that high? Hubby helped me hang some plywood on the walls, they had some barn insulation so that's good. Then I got kooky with paint, one wall is red (it was 5 bucks on the reject cart at Home Depot)and the rest are yellow. It's still a barn but the feeling is a little bit red/yellow/funky/Scandinavian kitchenish. Friends gave me a reject desk that you see in the photo...the orange chairs are from my friend Susie, they're from her childhood breakfast table... that chair with the red throw was my moms, for my entire childhood that was the chair she sat on in the evenings to do her needlepoint.
The place is full of old rejects but fun none-the-less. It's where we have the pumpkin carving party, where we have the wreath making party...you can make a huuuge mess and close the door and walk away.
Since I have a giant itch to paint -and I'm kinda sick of the yellow/red thing...this is where the grey is going to go. I'm going to do one corner at a time and the desk corner is where I'm planning to start. Using a dark gray on the base of the desk, a softer gray on the upper shelf...maybe a faux stone treatment on the half/walls, they're yucky old concrete and need something, not sure about that though cuz I know "faux" is sooooo over. But hey...it's a barn. I don't know that I care if I'm totally off trend, faux is fun annnd cheap...this place is all about the cheap.
Oh...and the circus tent treatment on the ceiling would be so cool out here!
What do ya think...do it? Am I nutso?
Too late, as soon as I post this I'm headed to the paint store!
Wanna come over and help paint?
he he he