Saturday, April 20, 2013

The Snowball Effect Part 2

So I left you the other day as we were beginning to paint Chablis' room at the lakehouse.  You can go back and read that post here to find out how I got myself into this mess.  So here's the room with it's new blue walls....



Like I've said before -it's a lake house, it's old and it's not perfect.  This was the best we could do with the ceilings and it's just going to have to work.  But the whole time I'm doing this, I'm thinking about my blogger friend Debbie.  She has the most gorgeous lakehouse and I love, love, love the way she fixes it up.  Go check out her blog.   She just has the most perfect way of decorating everything and I keep thinking that my lake house will never look like hers.  Another blog that's fabulous is Melissah's Coastal Style.  Melissah is an interior designer and I always like everything beachy that she does.   I was just saying that somehow what I picture in my head never translates into the finished product of what I do. Sigh...... I just don't have that talent.  Oh well, I just do the best I can.  Go over and visit both their blogs if you want to see some really beautiful work.


We stuck the old yellow curtains up for now until Chablis finds some new ones that she likes.  We're thinking lilac/lavender....


So, ok, her room is done and we still had the bathroom mess to contend with.  I figured that since we got the ceiling fixed in her bedroom we'd try the same thing in the bathroom, so we just moved down the hall, set up the ladder and got to work.  But you know what that means....  Since I have to paint the ceiling, I may as well paint the whole stinking room.

When we bought the lakehouse we never did a thing to this bathroom.  In fact, there were some holes in the walls and since I didn't have any paint cans of the original paint, do you know what I did?  I just stuck some flower and ladybug stickers over the holes to cover them up.  LOL.  Honest injun!  I think I have a very haphazard approach to decorating. 
 
Here's what we started with.  We fixed the ceiling, took down the shelves,  peeled off the tacky stickers, spackled all the holes, caulked the entire room and then ran back to town for more paint, rollers and brushes....  I also had Louie install a brand new toilet really quick.






Chablis started painting......






And in 2 days we were done.  The worst part was all the trim and doors - ick!




I am done .....finished..... I am spending the rest of my summer enjoying the lake.  This Snowball Effect is exhausting.   Well, except for a few finishing touches to the bathroom and Chablis' room.  Oh, and I have a quart of paint sitting here so I can paint the railing in the sunroom.  But I'm ignoring that for right now.

23 comments:

  1. LOL....love this!! Now you can just enjoy these rooms the rest of the summer...guilt free and with a sense of pride!! You are so lucky to have Chablis there to help you out! That always makes any work fun!!

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    1. I could never get this all done so quickly without Chablis. She is an excellent helper and is getting quite good at using power tools and swinging a paint brush!

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  2. Busy bees you two!!!

    Love the new colour in Chablis' room! I'll take blue over pink any day! (in fact I'd probably take any colour over pink any day, lol!)

    You've definitely earned the right to enjoy your summer! ;o)

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  3. Great job on both rooms!! luv the blue and the yellow! Are those Sanibel shells in the bathroom?! Enjoy your lake house - it's perfect!! ( I would also choose anycomor over pink)

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    1. YOU have the eye - of course those are Sanibel shells!!

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  4. It really does look great and what a perfect time to get it fresh and updated....ready for summer time fun. I need to borrow that snowball and get my bathroom done! lol

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    1. I wanted to get everything done before the summer heat hit here. I'll toss that snowball your way. I'm done with it. LOL!

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  5. Looks great! Just to grind your gears-- here's a suggestion: paint some wispy clouds on that blue ceiling. I did that on my front porch ceiling. Pretty neat.

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  6. Way to keep busy! hehe. Love the color choices though.

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  7. Wow - looks great! I love the blue color in Chablis' room.

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    1. Thank you Linda. We sure like bright colors, don't we?

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  8. You guys were driven! What a lot of work, but the new paint is perfect, love the colors. I 'decorate' like you suggest that you do -- a stain? Cover it with a sticker. A hole? Hang something over it. A tear in the carpet? Put a chair on top. LOL. I would love a lovely house, but my energy is always needed elsewhere and I have no complaints. :)

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  9. Great colors! You deserve to kick back and enjoy now!
    xo
    Cathy

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    1. Thanks Cathy - I think I deserve a margarita!

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  10. Oh this blue color is awesome!

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    1. The blue is gorgeous in person - I love it! Thanks so much for stopping by.

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  11. Everything looks great Kim. I believe when you have a lake house or cottage (as we say in Canada), you need to be relaxed about living and decorating. J

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    1. I like that philosophy. I'll have to remember that!

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