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Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Tackle it Tuesday

Tackle It Tuesday Meme

Finally, Tackle it Tuesday is here! We have been working so hard all weekend. I could have posted SEVERAL before and after pics of every room we cleaned! Instead, I will just show my 2 favorite tackles. We moved into this house a few months ago and every wall was WHITE! We had painters come in and paint the basement and kitchen, leaving the rest of the walls white. I had planned on painting the dining room next spring. Well, my hubby thought we should do it right away. Especially with the holidays coming up around the corner, he knew we would be having family over and eating in the formal dining room. So, here are our before pics of the white white dining room!


BEFORE

BEFORE

AFTER

AFTER

I am SO glad my husband decided to do this now. I am very happy with the result! My husband did MOST of the work, but I helped. I went out and picked out the paint and brought it home, put up most of the tape and I painted one wall. LOL I removed the tape (Zach helped with that) and cleaned up the mess in the end. It was a family project!

My next tackle

The play room in the basement has a lovely framed ugly hole in the wall where the water shut off valves are located. Who thought to frame this ugly hole in the wall? Well, I guess it was framed to "mark the spot" of the very important water shut off valves. I had an idea to put something fun in the frame - something that can be removed when we need to get to the valves.

BEFORE:


AFTER:


I painted the frame red as all the colors in our play room are primary. The closet to the hot water heater was painted with the same color so I had plenty left over:) I used my Cricut to make the middle. I think I may add a few more monkeys. The nice thing about this is it is just paper on a foam board in the middle of the frame. I figure I can change the design from time to time to other fun sayings, words or pictures!

Happy Tackling!

17 comments:

Momof3 said...

Your dining room is gorgeous and loved the idea for the "frame".

Tara said...

WOW! you go girl! Looks awesome!! I love painting...well, not the "act" of painting, but I love the end result.

Sherry said...

It looks wonderful! Great colors and love the frame! :D

Have a great day!
Sherry

ParentingPink said...

Love the colors you painted the dining room! Great tackle!

jennbecc said...

Good job! I call myself lucky if I manage to get the dishes done without the boys pushing me away from the sink!

Frugal Finds said...

Looks great!! I love the after on the dinning room walls!!

Angel said...

Two great tackles! You guys are very productive! Unlike me. :-)
LOVE your framed artwork in the playroom!! Fabulous, Peg and very creative!

AmyG said...

The dining room came out really nice! It looks so cozy & inviting! Love the picture you did for the frame! So cute!

heidi said...

I LOVE your dining room!! So nice. And what a creative way to cover that hole in the wall!!

Scott said...

MOST of the work?? Really?? Does picking out paint and going to bed early count as work???

Just wondering....

I still love you though...even when you try and take credit for my hard work!! :)

Kristi said...

I love the red! Blessings to you.

earthlingorgeous said...

That was a really lovely transformation, great colors you choose what are they again I may imitate the color combination myself :) The frame is so much fun! Awesome tackle!

Courtney said...

Awesome! Your dining room looks great, and what a creative and cute solution to the hole in the wall :) I have not been productive at all lately at home. I need a fire re-lit under me.

Karen said...

Love that color combination and the new look to the frame!

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Jennifer said...

Great ideas! Your dinning room looks great now! I love the color of your playroom, and the frame was such a great idea! Very cute!