Monday, March 19, 2012

Spring Make Over

Every Saturday this month, the local Ace Hardware has been giving away free quarts of paint. I was not able to get in there the first two Saturdays, but I was this week. I figured I could repaint the bottom portion of my craft room walls with a quart. So, I pulled out my trusty DMC boxes & picked the floss that closest matched the matting on a picture I have hung in there. The color is also in the border at the top of the walls.
So, off to Ace I went on Sat. morning!!! I got my free quart of paint! I had other things that had to be done on Sat., but by evening, I had everything out of  the room or pushed to the center.
After church yesterday, I fixed lunch & then it was time to paint!!!!! I got real worried after the first coat.....I could see the old color showing thru in a lot of places & I didn't have a lot of paint left. I thought sure my "free" makeover was going to end up costing me some money....but, thankfully, there was JUST ENOUGH.....I have a tiny bit left in the can, to do touch up spots!!
I am real pleased with the new look. The white furniture just pops against the color.
I didn't get a lot of stitching done between doing that & the gorgeous weather we have been having. We took a walk on Friday night....hubby needed to start slow, so we didn't do our whole road. (that would be just over 2 miles round trip) Sat. night, we walked again & did the whole road....yeah, over 2 miles! Then, last night, we went to a local walking trail. It is 4 miles!!!!!! That is wonderful for a Sunday...I don't usually get much Sunday exercise!
Before

after

another after shot

yet another after!!!
Have a great week & I hope your weather is as wonderful as ours!!

17 comments:

Julie said...

Looks lovely Shari, well done.

Denise said...

A makeover for free! Can't beat that! Glad you had such a great weekend - take easy on the hubster - he doesn't walk on the treadmill daily like you do!

BeckySC said...

Hi Shari :) Looks great and springy :)
Have a most lovely week :)

CalamityJr said...

Amazing what you can do with a quart of paint! Your room looks great.

Mylene said...

Love the color you've chosen. Great job, Shari!!

XSLaura said...

That looks so pretty.

Rachael G said...

Great spring change!!

Lesleyanne said...

Your craft room looks great.

Rita said...

Looks great, Shari!

Tina said...

Great Make over.

Nancy M said...

Looks good, wish my makeover was free! I can't wait to get my things back up on the walls and maybe get a chair and TV in there. I have used my desk several times, just for cutting things and it's wonderful. We are going to take a walk tonight after Carl gets done mowing....yes mowing in March!LOL But we are walking to get an ice cream, kinda defeats the purpose!

Carol said...

It's amazing how a simple coat of paint (and a free one at that!!) can give a room such a lift, isn't it, Shari? It really looks pretty--good for you for tackling it all by yourself :)

Lois said...

It looks lovely!

milly said...

Hello

Just found your blog.

Your decorating looks lovely.

Happy stitching.

Denise said...

Hey Shari - I just awarded you the Liebster Blog Award. Stop by and pick it up when you have the chance!

Brigitte said...

It looks great and you seem to feel great in there.

Mom said...

Your stitch room looks very nice, so do your pictures. Mom