Monday, April 27, 2009

Half Note Den/Office



Sunday, Jessica painted the room at the back of the Half Note that they plan to use as an Office/Den. Previously, when you entered the room from the Kitchen, you were surrounded by three deep red walls, and confronted by a wall of navy, plaid wallpaper.

(excuse the pieced together photos again)


Now, the same Sherwin Williams color "Antique White", that she used in both the Kitchen and Living Room, coats the walls in this space too. She had it mixed at Home Depot, and after a $5.00 rebate, paid just $11.67 per gallon.




The backdoor is also located in this room, as you can almost see in the floorplan drawing above.




The navy carpet has to stay, so the color palette in this room will be blue, cream and white. This palette should be a nice transition from the Kitchen, since the linoleum has blue in it.

Unfortunately Jessica will not be painting the Master Bedroom today, like she had planned.
She spent several hours at the emergency room last night, and after a series of X-rays, has been diagnosed with a very bad bi-lateral sinus infection. The doctor put her on bed rest (here at the L.C.) so that it doesn't turn into full-blown pneumonia. I am forcing her to take it easy, but she wants to paint the bedroom tomorrow. Now if you'll excuse me, I need to go install a lock on the outside of our Guest Bedroom door, so she can't escape.

31 comments:

Elizabeth (blue clear sky) said...

You are such a kind friend! I am sure with your help that colour scheme will be amazing! Praying she is well soon.

Lou Cinda said...

How lucky she has such a great friend!! Priceless...


Lou Cinda :)

pve design said...

Oh, what a difference a coat of paint makes. Sorry to hear your friend has a bad sinus infection. Perhaps when she see's my post on wed, she will feel all better.
pve

Eleanor Joyce said...

Lovely - boy, do I wish you lived next door to me!

Jenn said...

Hope she's feeling better soon!!

I'm curious...did she just paint over the wallpaper?

Thanks!

Jessica said...

What a big difference that makes.. really opens up the space! :)

Rochelle said...

What a transformation that color is! It just makes the room look more cheery and large. It's amazing what a can of paint can do!

Lorna said...

What a lovely, informative, warm blog you have. I will be visiting often.


~Lorna

live a colorful life said...

Yep, I'm with Eleanor Joyce above: Can you move next door to me when you are done with this house??

Jeremy and Mindy said...

It looks great in the antique white. Isn't it amazing what a can of paint can do? Ah, just simply wonderful!

Erin said...

WOW! The forgiving grace of a bucket of nice white paint!

I'm looking forward to see how you work with the blue carpet, since my work office is plagued with green carpet and it discourages me from even trying to make things look good in here.

Praying for Jessica that she is well soon!

Cathy said...

Absolutely awesome..I hope Jessica feels better soon!

{{Big Hugs}}

Cathy

Anonymous said...

Also desperate to see what you do with Navy Carpet - As we have inherited Navy Carpet in our Master Bedroom and I am at a loss as how to decorate around it.

Hope Jessica feels better soon.

Rachel said...

I hope your friend Jessica feels better soon!
She's done a great job so far! Can't wait to see more - but ONLY after she is feeling better. The paint can wait a couple of days!

anita said...

ahhh...fresh, clean walls. the trend for dark rich colors is still so popular with some, but give me fresh walls anytime! i'm enjoying seeing this happy project unfold! what a delight to live next door to such a talented, giving neighbor!

Hudson Goods said...

Paint is the best way to get a bang for your buck. This is really coming along.... hope she gets better! And Half Note Cottage is great!

My name is PJ. said...

The progress is wonderful!

BellaLinda said...

Not only are you talented and beautiful, you are sweet and kind. Your mama raised you right. I would adopt you in a minute.

Hugs,
Linda from Georgia

Michelle@Fromhousetohome said...

You are a great neighbor and friend to take care of her when she is sick. Make sure she rests up and doesn't paint that room! As great as it is watching the cottage come together, we don't want her getting sicker! It can wait.
~Michelle

Peg M. said...

I am enjoying this so much! Thanks for letting us live the make-over with you and Jessica.

I agree that I would love for you to be my neighbor- not only for your decorating skills, but because you are such a caring person! :-)

Magic Brush said...

At least it's not the swine flu!!!!

I can't wait to see how it turns out. That paint looks great!

Donna Affolter said...

Duct tape her to the bed - I've heard it works with kids ;)

Hope she feels better soon - I know how excited she must be to transform her place...but her health is most important.

It looks great!!

Paige said...

Looks great! I love seeing the transformation. Thanks for sharing!

Rachel said...

Wow... there's nothing like a can of paint to brighten the space up! Can't wait to see what she does with those colors!

Hope she feels better sooN!

carolyn said...

Wishing Jessica a speedy recovery!

The house looks so great- squeaky clean and inviting. I love seeing the transformation!

Misti of Studio M Designs said...

I bet she will have fun hanging out with you while being sick. You can fill her full of decorating ideas all day long! I would...

~Misti

Cindy said...

I'd check under the carpet and other floorings for hardwood!

Anonymous said...

Layla, make sure the new/old house has no mold. The same thing happened to me once and the Dr. finally decided it was a mold allergy not a cold/sinus/flu thing.In there cleaning she could have picked it up through the vent system even if not seen.
Hope she is feeling better soon.

Katy said...

It is already starting to take shape. Looking good.

Jacque said...

Jessica is doing a fabulous job--just working too hard. I know what she is going thru, remodeling an old house can be hazardous to your health! I know each thing she does looks so good that she can't wait to tackle the next and I assume she is trying to have it ready for when her hubby makes it home. You are truly a wonderful friend to be helping her and taking care of her. God Bless..

Tara said...

I'm loving the updates on this little cottage! So fun to see what a little paint & some tlc can do!