First Floor Progress

11:44 PM Katy 15 Comments

I'm getting there. I finished another chair slipcover for the living room and whipped out some pillows.
(yes, I am aware that I need a real camera and not just my Blackberry. Maybe for Christmas?)
 I still need to slipcover the sofa, which is why it is wearing a blanket nowadays.
 I can't really make up my mind about window treatments are wall art, or whether I should just go nuts and cover all the walls with wainscoting or .... what?  It's a sickness!



It's been exactly 2 years since we invaded this poor house. I think changing the decor of the entire first floor for the second time is a sign that I need to move on to other projects.

 I really need to put down the paintbrush and walk away for....a couple of years.

(here's the living room flashback from the beginning of this year:
hahahahahahahaha! You don't want to get trapped in your house in a snowstorm with nothing to do but start nailing old shipping pallets to your living room wall.)

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15 comments:

  1. haha they add such such warmth to your room, love the slipcovers, they totally change the look...

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  2. I absolutely love your home its easy look and neatly done. I visit often hope you don't think Im stalking you but I love it"real"decorating.

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  3. Katy the transformation is beautiful. Anybody who ever said slipcovers were fun is out of their mind - pain in the tush so I commend you. Love the striped rug.

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  4. Okay, it's about time I commented since I stalk GoogleReader for your (sporadic!) posts each night.

    I've been meaning to tell and ask you the following:

    1. you crack me up
    2. your honesty is refreshing, delightful, admirable
    3. your strength and capability is impressive
    4. your kids are so freakin' lucky
    5. i want that golf cart
    6. do you ever sleep?
    7. do you drink 5 hour energy drinks?

    and about 10 more but i have to get my bootie in bed so i can get up w/ my 7th grader whose bus comes when it's still dark out and living things should be sleeping.

    looking forward to your next post. no pressure!

    Amy

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  5. Hi Amy :)

    I don't drink energy drinks, more like 10 cups of coffee every morning. I stay up way too late. I hired someone else to cut my grass because I can't do everything... and we love that golf cart too. ;)
    And I post sporadically because blogging takes too much time. I have a bunch of posts in my draft folder that I haven't published because I don't want to share too much. I'm a hermit like that.

    Thanks for reading though, it's nice to poke my head out and see a friendly face ha ha

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  6. Wow, you have such a nice space. Love it!!!!!!
    Lisa

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  7. I LOVE that before photo - you've come such a long way! Love love love your kitchen too, your house is lovely.

    Suzy xxx

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  8. Oh my goodness, you sew, too??!
    (I think your living room is beautiful btw.)

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  9. I absolutely love that wall! It looks awesome. Great Job!

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  10. i aM sO gOING tO rIP mY cABINETS dOWN aND pUT uP oPEN sHELVING...dID yOU mAKE yOUR oWN cORBELS??? i'VE gOT sOME rECLAIMED 2X8'S... dO yOU tHINK iT wOULD lOOK fUNNY iF tHE sHELVES wERE 2" tHICK???

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  11. Your house is so totally cute-no I think lovely is a better word. You must LOVE living there. You're impressive with all your creativity.
    Love it.
    Jeri

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  12. Good evening Katy. Like everybody else comments, I totally love your wall. In fact, I showed it to the lady and she gave me the OK to go ahead. I do have a few questions if you don't mind.
    -Did you set all of the plank straight on your original wall, without removing anything?
    -Are there any planks thicker than others?
    -Did you put any stain?
    Thank you so much for your time!
    Fred

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  13. Hi Fred,
    I laid these pallet boards straight on top of the drywall. I recommend lots of adhesive though, since I didn't use enough and my mailgun didn't hold a couple of these boards up long term :( My bad!
    Also since they were all shipping pallets the thickness was uniform for each board, I didn't have to plane anything
    thanks for asking!

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  14. I meant "nail gun" not "mail gun" ! ha

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  15. Hey Katy, I love the wall! Yes, I know everyone loves it and wants you to come and invade their home for this exact wall! I plan on doing one in my studio but I was wondering if you had stained yours or you just left your boards alone?

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