September 19, 2015

The FROG Gets a Makeover

About a month ago, when I left my job to pursue a new career, I had a bit of time on my hands. I gave myself a week of "free time" between jobs so that I could do a few things around the house because it's going to take me from now until our wedding day to stock up on vacation time for my wanna-be honeymoon.

But if y'all know me, and I think you do, you know that I wasn't exactly kicking back eating bonbons. My free time very specifically included a FROG makeover and some DIY art for the house.

1. "FROG" - Family Room Over Garage
2. Makeover = climbing up and down ladders, running to Walmart, multiple stops at Home Depot, trips to Target, scraping, sanding, priming, painting, vacuuming and being totally creeped out.

Makeover is a strong word though, because a friend of ours recently moved into the room and so it hasn't taken on the LED-infected game room with "basketball floors" that Matt hopes to debut in the future, so I really just had to clean it up. In it's previous life the room was a play-place for the little girl that lived here, and much like the rest of the house, she used the walls in it as her own personal coloring book. Let me introduce you to her friends!

Meet Danyil:

And George:

And my personal favorite, Chuck the Giant Gouge:

Aren't they just charming? Mmhmm. Time for them to go.

The carpet in this room is a very obnoxious shade of green/blue (teal?) and I know that nothing can help tone it down, but I decided to give it a shot anyway. I chose a neutral cool grey and went to town to try and make the room livable. I don't think y'all need a step by step (to see my DIY on how to scrape ceilings refer here) but I figured I share the photos of the process:

Tangent: After painting the first coat of grey on the walls, I noticed that there was one patch that looked funny. Even though I washed the walls with TSP before painting, I thought perhaps I missed a spot and that an old greasy hand print was showing through. But not matter how many times I painted over it, it continued to be a creepy hand print. This, coupled with the fact that the cats will occasionally bolt in and out of the room with their tails puffed - well, we're just assuming that there are ghosts upstairs.

The wall directly head on is the color it everything ended up being. You can't really see the change because of how dim the room was when I took the photo, but if you look to the right hand side you can see the color difference between the white walls and the grey paint. It makes an immense difference in person.

Unfortunately, I didn't get a picture of the finished product before our friend moved in, but you get the idea! And I am certain this room will make another appearance in the next year or so when it gets Makeover Part Deux.



1 comment:

  1. hahahaha the art is so funny. And yep super creepy hand print!



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