Monday, February 02, 2009

First Look

Due to popular request, here are some photos of the painting work in progress.
This picture is of the corner to the left of the window in my sewing room, before getting more stuff unloaded and out of the way.

The paint was a flat, pale beige or tan, not sure which is the better term. I hate flat paint. I see no use for it whatsoever. To me, it sucks the light and life right out of a room.

This next photo is panning to the left, and is the photo I plugged into to visualize my choices.

This is what I was looking at when I wrote about how blue the new color was:

The contrast was a little scary, plus it looks darker in natural light than it does in nighttime incandescent light.

This is that whole wall done:

And panning over to the corner where the window mirror hung:

I am in love with this color! It's so gorgeous! It's "Sapphireberry" from

The going is slow, because J-Man is unable to help, so I must unload each bookshelf, move it, do the cutting in, paint the wall and then the trim, before moving the shelf back, restocking it, and repeating this for 2 more bookshelves, as well as the desk. But it'll get done.
I'm thinking it'll take me through Wed. morning to get everything back in its rightful place, including the things that have been shoved around in other rooms to make a space for other furniture, etc. It's the Domino Effect at its best. At least, I'm hoping all is done before going back to work for a 3-night stretch.

Then, sewing by the weekend! Hurray! Good mental health is just over the horizon!


MightyMom said...

you DO realize that is almost the exact shade of my LIVING ROOM???!!!!!!!!


audreypawdrey said...

It is beautiful! It will be such a nice relaxing, soothing place to sew once you are finished.:)

Libby said...

Great job with the painting - it's quite the task - eh?

Around here, Hubby is able to help and always steps in to do the REALLY high stuff (I won't go up that 14' ladder when I'm home alone *s*) I really appreciate it. On the other hand . . . it totally deflates me when he arrives on the scene after I have moved all the furniture and nicknacks, carefully protected the floors, taped off the windows and door trim, and with a small sized brush cut in all around the room to offer his hand with help in rolling the walls. After all that work - I am more than looking forward to that fun part *s*

Pat said...

The blue looks wonderful and very soothing! Definitely worth the pain of painting!

ps...I think I'm addicted, too!!!!

Gill - That British Woman said...

does it have a touch of purple in it? I like that colour.....we're more of a beige household wall colour here.
Gill in Canada

Jean said...

How pretty this is and you will love to sew in this room! A few years ago I painted my bedroom in about 3 weekends, as I would move the furniture around so I could paint one section. Then let dry, paint 2nd coat, let dry....then continue the next weekend. It actually worked out ok. Didn't have to move all the furniture out of the room.

Steph said...

Oh, it's so soothing. I love it. I've been a big fan of blue lately. The calmer, the better. :)

Lori in South Dakota said...

beautiful blue, so calming. I think I would call the tan--old wet dirty sand tan!

gardenymph said...

I love it! I have been on a blue kick lately too. Your blue looks so calming, yet very inspiring. :~)