Apartment Therapy has a lot on tap for us as we head through their August Style Cure. Here’s a quick round-up of where we are on this week’s tasks.
Day 4: Set Up a One-Room Outbox Oh lordy do I have so much stuff set aside for Goodwill. A lot of the other items from out back porch made their way to the garage and will soon be headed for Habitat for Humanity Restore. Check check.
Day 5: Make a Floor Plan Yay! You guys know I love me a floor plan. I already updated you guys with the whole house plan that included the formerly secret back porch. Here’s what I’m thinking for its furniture layout:
This project is a “use what you got” project — no new furniture purchases here (unless hairpin legs count as furniture . . . ) I’m even dragging in some alley goodness here . . . stay tuned but this should be good!
The bar cart will be the one I bought back at the Green Shag sale back in 2012. It hasn’t really had a good purpose until now but has been living in the back porch amidst all the other clutter. It got a little rusty.
I’m hoping some fine steel wool or Magic Eraser can bring it back without destroying any of the nice patterning — has anyone dealt with this in the past?
The nice thing about Le Bar Cart is that for right now it’s Le Work Cart and keeping all my stuff mobile as I move around the room scraping, sanding and caulking.
Day 6: Let’s Learn About Color – This is something I do on a daily basis for work so here’s my two cents. I always choose a color that has a little gray mixed into it. I find that colors without any gray come across as too bright and childish. Now that doesn’t mean I haven’t painted the same wall in my house four times trying to decide which color I like . . . live and learn. And then repaint.
I would like to open up the floor for some color selectioning — the ceiling and the trim will be white — what color should I paint the panels? (Prepare your eyes for some hasty/bad Photoshop magic):
1) All white?
2) A nice pale grey?
3) An inky black? (Drama!)
Hit me with your opinion in the comments. I’d love to hear it.
Day 7: Clean Your Room & Collect Paint Chips - I’ll be doing more than cleaning. Me and the paint brush are about to get friendly. I picked up this little number from Home Depot:
(Should have taken the picture while the brush was still in the package – duh. It’s already been a lot nicer as I’ve worked — the handle is a little stubby thing and it’s rubber so it flexes. No more painter’s cramp claw hands while painting all this trim! Have a great weekend all. Cheers – CT