November 2016 | Raising A Farmhouse

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

A Christmas Bedroom, New Paint and a Photogenic Cat

Well! Ya that's, it just well... you know cause it's been a whirl wind...
I can't believe we just blazed through TG and now we are going head on into Christmas!

So my cat is a model... who knew. 
Can we talk about it for a sec. 
Just a sec.
Seriously some people have dogs that pose... I have a cat.
As soon as I whip out my phone to snap a few pics she comes running and 
I dare say steals the show.

If only I were that photogenic!

But enough about this snugglepuss!
I painted my bedroom!
I have been on a painting spree and I'm not going to be done any time soon.
But I keep telling myself... think of all the free time you will have once you are done!
But seriously tho... 
I'll have a ton.

You can see below in the right hand corner of the ceiling the original color.
I painted it the same as the living room ceiling.
Which is Behr paint in Silver Polish. 
It's a white with a slight silver tint.

I also got new bedding.
My new knit blanket, I am absolutely in love with it.
 Talk about cuddly!
It's also large enough to hang over the sides of the bed! 
Which is so unusual....
You can shop my bedroom below with these links.

I also added a bit O' Christmas to the bedroom too.
 I love it. I think I love it more than the living room.
I think cause I added red... 
I go through these phases...
 more like love affairs with red.

I actually bought a new red and blue rug for spring. I can't bare to watch people walk on the white one in the living room. I should not have bought it. I am way to particular for that mess.
That's terrible right? 
Don't answer, I already know it is;)

Thanks for stopping by!


Monday, November 7, 2016

I painted my Ceiling White | Finally

Good Morning friends and Happy Monday!
I hope you all had a fantastic weekend.
Mine consisted of tackling a major project that I have been avoiding/wanting to do for a very long time!
That's right, I painted my ceiling in the main part of the house... this was huge... literally... this part of our home is open concept and the dining,living, and kitchen all share the same ceiling.

I would say I painted 1000 to 1200 sq ft of ceiling. If you have ever painted a ceiling, then you know how bad this sucked or at least I thought it would....

Now don't get me wrong... it did, however not as bad I had imagined. I had researched every possible way of "how to paint your ceiling the easy way" or "how to paint your ceiling quickly" and I'm here to tell you, unfortunately, when it comes to painting a ceiling it's a lot like losing weight... you just got to put the hard work into it... unless of course you can spray it? 
But that's not really feasible when your items are in the home...

I had thought about getting a power roller, but really was hesitant for the fact of what if I don't like it or it gets to heavy and I switch back to a regular roller and wasted that money? So at the end of the day I ended up deciding to roll it the old fashioned way.
But  I did discover one tip that helped tremendously.

By an 18" adjustable roller frame. The standard paint roller is 9" long. 
So this doubles you surface coverage and trust me it makes a big difference.

Also, get a professional metal style extension roller... I found a used one at the swapmeet but it worked like a dream... I had originally been using a plastic one and I guess I had pressed on it so hard the tip broke off in the roller frame handle. Annoying

Plus with a regular roller, the roller cover wants to slide off the poll in the middle or rolling and you always have to stop and press it back up into place.
With the adjustable frame, they hook securely to both  ends, so it's so much easier to maneuver.

I stand by this saying...
The right tools will make any job easier.

I started rolling last Tuesday and rolled on Wednesday and finished on Saturday, but I just rolled on those week nights for maybe an hour?

Do you see that silly kitty in the basket?
Saturday I started at 12:30 and was done by 3:30, that includes the trim work, cutting in and cleanup.
We had a ton of can lights, speakers in the ceiling and beams to work around, so I would say it took me all of 5 hours to get it all done.

That's not too shabby considering the size of this area.

I bought plastic from Harbor Freight it's so much cheaper and for my brush I used to cut in and do around trim work are the Wooster angle brushes from Lowes... the ones with the blue handles for $5.99.. they are wonderful, I don't even tape off anymore because these brushes are so good.

I love how light and bright it is now. That brown ceiling just had to go. It looks so much more modern and it actually made the room look larger and the ceiling looks taller.

I love it! 
It was worth the sore biceps:)
Have a great day and thanks for stopping by! If you have a painting project, remember to get you a larger roller!! You will thank me in the end...


Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Blush Crush

Good Morning and Happy Wednesday!
I have had a pumpin week so far.
I'm getting some Etsy rug orders shipped out, and I'm getting ready to paint my ceiling!

Whoop Whoop!

No more cropping it out of photos for this little lady!

So last week, I had a friend contact me and said she had some items I might be interested in.
I'm getting back into the furniture painting game and am on the look out for good deals
 on vintage pieces.

She text me a few pics of a china hutch and this gorgeous
 dusty rose/ lavender/ blush colored delicious
Velvet tufted chair?!?!? 

My heart sang as soon as I saw it!

Isn't it funny how you never knew you were missing something until you get it? 
And your like right? I needed that all along!

My husband made a comment about just cleaning it up and selling it?
Umm what?
I said oh no, I'm not selling this... 
It's velvet, tufted and pink.... three of my faves.

This color is so amazing, I can't get over it. Sometimes its a dusty rose, sometimes it has a lavender tint, sometimes it looks beige and sometimes it's a blush color...

He then preceded to make an awesome comment about me being a hoarder, and he's right, 
but I really could care less.
I truly believe there are some things you just come across once in a lifetime. 
This is one of those times.

Of course I'm fairly certain I say that about most items,
 but I don't keep everything... 
not always...

Above are links to items that are mine or similar to my living room.
You can also hit up the "Shop My Home" section of my blog here.

I'm thinking blush for the win. I'm also thinking of expanding on this color and lavender in the spring, change out my pillows and maybe my rug and go for a real neutral theme.
Who knows, it's several months away....
I could have a whole new color palette by then...prob not...

Thanks for stopping by guys, I hope you love this color and chair just as much as I do!

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