Wednesday, March 18, 2009

progress on projects

i thought it might be fun (in honor of word-full/wordless wednesday as many other bloggers celebrate) to post some updates on some of the projects i've been talking about in other posts.

here's a picture of the sponging i did on the walls in my bathroom. the tile is black, and it's tiny and i wanted to pull the colors up from the floor. what do you all think?



this is the countertop i painted to match the floor, the new faucet we picked up at home depot on sunday, and the fabric im using to make the shower curtains, the window ruffle and the sink skirt. as you might be able to see, the sink itself is black, too.



these are the paint colors im using on the wall, as well as the fabrics im using to make a new bedskirt and headboard, window toppers and pillow shams. if there's enough left over, i will recover my chair in either the green or the red stripe.

the lightest color is going on the walls and woodwork and ceiling. the walls are covered in paneling that's been painted. im going to use the next lightest color to sponge stripes on the walls, using the paneling lines as my guides. im going to use the darker colors to paint and distress some of the furniture. the photo below all the samples is my rug. and the background of the top photo is my quilt.





and furthermore, the war must end. blessed be!

22 comments:

Divaeva said...

beautiful colors :)

Laura Rose said...

that sponging rocks!! Is that purple I see...I have lots-o-visions for future purple rose walls!!!!!!!! :)

annie kelleher said...

diva - ty so much :)

laura - its actually not purple though it looks it in the photo.. .its wedgewood blue as a basecoat with navy blue and then gray blue sponged on top.

Bonnie said...

I love what you've done in the bathroom. Very talented. Can't wait to see how everything else turns out.

I am Harriet said...

Hi Annie.
It's been a long time since I have done one of those projects. Have fun!

Amy said...

Looking great. I can't wait to see how it looks when it is all done.

April said...

Well, aren't you little Miss Home Decorator! I absolutely love your walls, Annie! I tried sponging once and it was a complete disaster! I've been afraid to try it, again! Everything is coming along beautifully! Keep it up!

Lynette said...

Good job on the sponging. My sister had done it too! I want to paint my bedroom floor to look like an antique carpet.
Your showing your talented in many areas.

Patrice said...

You have a wonderful sense of color, and bringing things together into balance. How great!

One of these sunny days you have to come and see my house -- totally a different look -- I call it Casablanca.

One of the things that I admire most about you is your ability to be working on the external world (your environment, your sustenance) as well as the internal (creating new worlds in your writing) -- and sometimes you create worlds within worlds!!

Martha said...

It looks lovely, great fabric and color choices.

Barely Domestic Mama said...

Wow. Looks like you have been busy. I don't have a creative bone in my body.

Mama Krit said...

How cool! I can't wait to see what the finished project looks like!

Hi! I'm Grace said...

I love your work of quilt. I wonder how manage your time to be able to do a lot of things. :)

Kathy said...

How in the world do you sponge without making it look like you are mopping up a bloody murder?

I am very very impressed.

blueviolet said...

this is all going to be so fabulous! I'm so incapable of doing anything like that.

Walk in the Woods said...

Pretty!

:)

Kim said...

It all looks wonderful. I've been looking to spruce up my bedroom and haven't found what I'm looking for yet.

Tammy Howard said...

Looking good!

Bee and Rose said...

I am definitely inspired to get some of my projects started around here now! Great job on the sponging!

Spirit said...

lovely

Juls said...

BEAUTIFUL! Will you come redecorate my house, that all looks so cozy!

NJDecorator said...

I like the colors for the bedroom and i like how you put the fabrics together.

It's hard to tell colors in pictures but it all looks pulled together!