Monday, January 5, 2015

White is Bright

Happy New Year!  I hope you had a wonderful holiday.  Life at the cottage is getting back to normal.  Christmas is packed away, we are healthy, and are now looking at the projects that need to be tackled. Today, I want to share one that was started before the holidays.

The cottage came with a fabulous space in the basement.  The walls were finished in 3/4 inch pine boards, it had a bar, and heat.  The only drawback...it was pretty dark and dated.  Take a look:
This space will be my Craft "Room".

Our neighbor told us that the original owners had many parties here!

Very 1950s, don't you think?


The first step in this project was washing the walls with a rag and Murphy's Oil Soap.  Yes, they needed a good cleaning!  Then came 2 coats of primer and 2 coats of white paint.  

This was a BIG job!  Don't let anyone fool you with a story like, "we painted the walls and it was great".  This took several days with two people working.  Here's a look at the "after":
See that table?  That is my new craft table - more to come on it's transformation.




We decided to leave the stairs and the bar alone, but I plan on updating the red.

We still have more work to do - like I said, "This is a BIG job!"  We are talking about the floor and how we want to style this space.  My Craft Room is unpacked, but, it's just not pretty enough to show you.....yet!

As  we continue to finish this space I'll post updates.  In the meantime, don't you think White is Bright?
Before

After
 

5 comments:

  1. Looks much, much better! I would have painted the bar too, lol!

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    1. Thought about it, Sue. Maybe white-wash it?

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  2. Looks amazing. The white is so much better. Thanks tons for linking to Inspire Me.

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  3. Oh paint the bar also if you haven't already
    since your having a white studio

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