Also with a fresh coat of paint is the den! S calls it "baby S's receiving room." He's a funny man. This room is paneled with some lovely 1950's pecan flat wood paneling. And, when I say lovely, I really mean it. It is high quality stuff. It just now looks very dated and sort of dingy so we painted it. The ceiling and built-in bookshelves needed a little freshening up as well. So, now we have a yellow room. It was the color that went with the items assembled therein, and I think it looks nice, but it is honestly a color I didn't think I would ever be putting on the walls of my den. S said it sort of looks like someone took a bunch of Tweety Birds and threw them up against the wall. Ahem. I think it might look a little better than that. The built-in needs a little more work and that'll come later. The new ceiling fan is also nicely installed by S. And, here are the photos:
What we started with.
A coat of Kilz, paint swatches.
We went for the darker one.
Built in with Kilz.
S making progress.
That far right corner used to be a door.
S did a great patch job, no?
Progress on the built in!
Where the old door was...
Voila! New room!
And, I was able to get one of the photo walls in the hallway updated - it had been a couple of years since I updated it and the nieces and nephews had grown and changed! So, I was glad to get that accomplished as well. The other photo wall, of mostly S's family, needs updating too, but I decided I would wait until all the new babies are born so I can include all of them in the re-do. A couple of photos of that progress - they are sort of dark:
It is nice to have all of this completed before baby S arrives. It will make us look a little more put together when visitors come to see the baby. There are a few more projects to be had in this old house before we put it on the market in the spring, but we're much closer than we were, and that is wonderful. I'll enjoy the new look for now!
Still a couple more items to cover before D-Day! See you soon!