Not only am I working on the half bath, but I am also working on my crafting room. Woo hoo! This is something I have wanted for quite a long time, since moving in exactly one year ago (well, one year ago as of December 26!). But, with all the other disgusting-ness of this house (oh, please, you MUST see the pics of the master bedroom, master bath, and kitchen!!). I love to sew and knit, and really, do anything crafty, so this room is going to provide the space and environment for my crafting to thrive 🙂
And a big SHOUT OUT to Pinterest for all the inspiration!! Seriously, what the heck did we do before the INTERNET?!
Anyhow, here is what the office/room looked like BEFORE. The color was already on the walls when we moved in, which was a BIG welcome compared to all the disgusting wallpaper that decorated the wall. But, brown soooo doesn’t match my personality, and really, who can create in a room full of drabness?!:
That is actually what it looked like CLEAN. LOL…Well, MY version of clean, that is…compared to what it looks like now that things are under-way:
What a mess! When I took this picture yesterday, I had used my paint sprayer to prime this one wall, to test how it would perform.
I thought the paint sprayer was really easy to use, however I was disappointed with the spottiness of it……Disappointed, that is, UNTIL……..I compared the sprayed wall with a wall upon which I used a roller (below). WOW…..that roller used a lot of paint, was blotchy, messy, and actually took a lot longer. After this comparison, I realized there was NO WAY I was going back to the roller or brush (at least, not for priming).
Now….here’s a sample of the turquoise (Olympic paint, Turquoise Mist) that I will be using in this room. I have no idea how the paint sprayer will hold up with the Turquoise Mist; for example, will it be spotty? And really, that is largely my own fault, because I am supposed to overlap the paint when spraying. And besides, covering dark brown, you can’t help but have some of that color streak through the primer.
Tonight, thanks to my wonderful hubby, who prepared lentil soup, while watching our 3 sons, while I got my primin’ on. YAY! Otherwise, it’s nearly impossible to get these projects done with a newborn!
Anyhow, the paint sprayer worked fantastic on the rest of the walls in this crafting room. I covered up as much stuff as possible, because there was a fine powdery paint mist that coated the surfaces. But honestly, it was an extremely small amount. I think the amount of overspray (or lack thereof) was amazing!
Tomorrow: finish priming the window sill, closet doors, and room door. Hopefully by the weekend, these walls will be coated with a beautiful shade of Turquoise Mist!!
It’s now painted!!
Very….uh….TURQUOISE, huh? Took me a while, but I now love it!