Wednesday, October 24, 2007

DEMO DAY IN TATE'S KINGDOM

What a go getter my sister is ... she just blows me away. Okay, she is 7 yrs younger, but man this woman can work. When she arrived for to help me with the kingdom, she said she just wanted to hit it (remodel) and hit it hard. She was not kidding me. She really motivated me and we tackle the Demo in Tate's Kingdom. Our day started at 10:30 and ended work at 5:50. Here is what we accomplished by hitting it hard and working!!!


First we had to take all this junk out of the room and find a place to put it.









The only thing that had to remain was my desk and computer. I have to work in this space until everything is hooked up in the basement.












We ripped off the chair moulding and baseboards. Stripped out the carpet and hauled it to the curb. Washed the three wood blinds and washed down the walls and ceiling.....

After a quick drink of Diet Coke, we were off and running to buy the paint from Benjamin Moore. I went with the eggshell-Summer Blue color. This 16 inch square sample patch has been taped on my wall for me to observe all the various hues it takes throughout the day. There is no way Tate's Kingdom would have any hue that was not perfect in every type of lighting.



Once back, my sister, Kelly (in the photo above) painted the white crown moulding and I started adding this amazing blue.

This where we stopped after the end of a day and the start of me working. We have one more coat of blue paint and more white trim paint. Where you see the green, we will put wainscoting 4 feet up from the floor. Then trim on top of the wainscoting and add the 8 inch baseboards. I live in a 100 yr old house and it is the style in the baseboards throughout the house. More painting, window treatments and carpet..... We had a lot more to do but we have accomplished so much in one day!

I am so filled with JOY.....I am sitting here in the Kingdom and I am loving the warm night hues and thinking of rocking Tate.

14 comments:

Catherine said...

Beautiful colour! Wow did you guys get a lot done! Glad to hear you're having such a fun time redoing Tate's kingdom with your sister.

Stephe said...

I'm LOVING the blue! Great Job! I can't wait to see MORE photos!!!

Isabella's Mommy & Daddy said...

Great Job!!!!
Love it..
Can't wait to see more...
Tate will love it too..
Kim

Eliza2006 said...

Love the color. I remember finishing Eliza's room...just like it was yesterday. I loved to go in there and sit in the rocking chair and dream of her. Have fun dreaming!

Tiffany

Doris & Dan said...

What a gorgeous and uplifting colour! It is gonna look great.

Good job!

Keep smilin!

Jenn said...

Lookin' good! Can't wait to see the finished product. Tate's gonna love it!
Jenn

Julie said...

Love the color (even with the extra U those crazy foreigners add!) ; )

Sounds like this day of demo was just what the doctor ordered!

laurel said...

Wow! You guys need to have your own home improvement show! You're a two woman crew! The color is beautiful! Can't wait to see more.

Shannon said...

I love the blue. It's gorgeous! And it's so great your sister came to help you out! What a way to get you motivated! You guys can come tear about my house anytime!!

Caroline said...

I am so looking foward to hearing about the progress! Keep us going with the daily updates. :-) I love it!!!

Caroline
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Foxy 4 said...

Looks like a lot of hard work. I can't wait to see it! Cute blog It will be great to keep in touch.
Missy

i-Con said...

Coming along great! Wow, you are whippin' it out now :0)

That blue is beautiful.

LIZ said...

Rooms looking great! I so enjoyed doing Ava's room too.
Enjoy, cause once Tate gets her you won't have time for decorating...at least I don't!

Shannon said...

So beautiful! Your comment on making sure the hue was perfect in every kind of lighting cracked me up! =) I love wainscotting. Tate's kingdom is gonna be gorgeous!