So here's the first wall in the living room in its present status:
And here is what it looked like until mid afternoon today: (The painter's tape hasn't been on the wall for an extended period of time....just a good 14-16 hours, that's all.)
Duh. Winning. Yes, I just went there. Prepare yourself for one final Charlie reference at the bottom. I'm so sick of hearing his name, but the things he said....so ridiculous. I'm getting rid of the plain walls one boring room at a time!
I'm very excited about the b&b because even though I put paint on the wall, it lightened up the room and made it feel bigger. I don't know how it is possible, but I wouldn't joke about a thing like this. I used lattice as the battens..they were $5.12 each, which is why I lowered my design. Because of this minor change, I could get two battens out of each lattice strip. Score. For the top board, I used window casing and then stacked another piece of casing on top of it. I hung it with one thick side on the bottom and one thick side on the top. Do ya follow? It's a no brainer for me to use chair rail because when you buy a contractor pack at Lowe's, it comes out to like $2.25 for each 7 foot piece. Plus, I don't go to Lowe's without a coupon. I save $10 on every $50 I spend there, that's 20% off ON TOP of the already insanely reasonable price. I, of course, used 10% off coupons when we replaced all of our appliances a year or two ago. Good times with coupons.
Moving on, I mentioned in the previous living room post that a tv frame may be phase two. I'm so skipping that, even though I'm dying to use silver leaf on something..ANYTHING. The new phase two may be kickin' the parquet out and tiling that little area right inside the door from the garage. I'm still not done with phase one so I WILL complete (sweaty forehead) that before moving on. Ahem. I promise I will finish phase one before moving on. There. I said it and I meant it.
Seacrest. Out. That was a throwback to old school American Idol in case you didn't get it. Man, I feel like a rock star from Mars.
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