Thursday, October 25, 2007

Demo Day in Tate's Kingdom....

This how the started.... and there it sat for a long time.

Auntie Kelly came all the way from Florida to spend time with all her family. I was so lucky that she was here to motivate me to start Tate's Kindgom.

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!!! 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.....
Hard working hands even with the 14k gold on her wrist.

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.
Finally I am able to paint the first layer of BLUE. By the end of the day, I had to get to work with the computer desk set up in the middle of this room. Where the green is wainscotting will be in it's place in high gloss white.

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.


At 9:09 PM, Blogger Kim said...

I love that shade of blue. I'll be painting a playroom soon, I am either doing that color or a light green color.

At 9:21 AM, Blogger Laurie said...

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At 10:42 AM, Blogger Circe said...

Love it! I'll keep my fingers crossed that Tate gets here soon! No matter how long the wait, once she gets here, it's forever.

At 8:27 PM, Blogger Dianne said...

It's looking great! What a fun ambitous mom, so special for Tate.

At 4:50 PM, Blogger Rhonda said...

Such a pretty blue. Way to go in the kingdom!


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