Sunday, September 02, 2012

Day Four and Five: Annex Rehab...

These are perhaps the most dramatic of the transformation pictures thus far.  Day Four included us working on scraping more of the wallpaper residue off, filling nail holes and priming the walls.  I'm not a huge fan of the wood paneling, so the paint will do a lot in transforming the space from something dark and dated... to bright and more contemporary.
Day Five we had a little help from my mother-in-law.  She came with pizza and cold drinks, which was much appreciated.  What you can't tell in the previous picture is that the ceiling tiles are yellow and nicotine stained.  Today we painted the ceiling (Becki ended up getting paint in her eye!), scraping and scrubbing the rest of the walls, putting another coat of primer on and getting the walls ready for painting.  (There are two smaller offices off of the main room and the walls were prepped in there as well.)

The more we chatted, I think we agreed to keep the paint colors as light as possible to keep the room feeling as bright and big as it could potentially be.  I'd love to add some airy elements like low-maintainence houseplants like staghorn ferns and bamboo.  And I also think we'll be using the psychedelic orange/brown "tigery" paisley print carpet.

3 comments:

Cynthia@Ornamental Style said...

Lots of progress, Andrew! Looking back at that first picture with all that clutter, I couldn't imagine tackling it. But it's like that saying, "How do you eat an elephant? One bit at a time." I try to keep that in mind when I'm faced with a huge task.

Elle Blaisure said...

Wow looks like quite the undertaking but you are doing really well! Keep up the good work!

taralinda said...

Wooo-hoo! when you start something- you go to town!! Looking awesome. Congrats.