Summer Project List

June 1, 2012

I read an inspiring post the other day at Serenity Now ‘Summer DIY and Craft List 2012’ and thought it was a great idea to actually write a list of projects I am working on (or want to work on) for this summer of 2012.

My project that I am most excited about is my new home office redo. I am painting the room next weekend with California Paints in the color Appleton. Remember how excited I was about the painting the room in pink here? Well, here is a sample of the pink I painted:


I am so glad I tested it first! It just did not work out. The Art Deco pink was so pretty, but for my walls the color was too bright. I am working with the California Paint Company’s Timeless Trends 2012/2013, (read more here) and I want to find the perfect color for my office!  Another color I love in this collection is Appleton HC. The color is a bluish green (love) which plays so well with others:



I thought it looked great and I can’t wait to paint because that is when the real fun starts – decorating and accessorizing!

Then after painting the walls, I have this old table for the office:


I decided to take it to the cabinet makers and he is going power spray it for me in a high gloss white paint. I love doing crafts and I need a table I do not have to worry about ruining. Bookshelves are going in on both sides on the window with a window seat for me:


Maybe like this:

Or how about something like this:

Another project is something I found on the side of the road! Doesn’t it look like it has tons of possibilities? I thought it was so cool (as I ran for the car hoping no neighbors would see me!)!:


I really like the detail. I am looking for a fabric for the seat and then I want paint it in an Annie Sloan Chalk Paint color. Maybe this fabric?:


Whew! I am wearing myself down just talking about all these projects! 🙂 One more I will share is my dining room table chairs. I love my table:


But look at my old, ugly chairs. I am not even going to bother redoing! They have served their duty for 15 years now:


I have three, (I need one more) wooden chairs from my mother-in-law that I want to paint and use with my table. I was thinking I had to paint them in a soft white to go with the table legs, but I think I will be able to paint them a green or blue and they will work great! Like these beautiful sets:

Pinned Image

Martha Stewart


That is enough for now! I really like doing projects but I also look forward to just working outside enjoying the outdoors. Do you have any projects you hope to complete over the summer?

If you need help decorating your home, contact me today.

I am linking up over at Serenity Now Link Party with my Antibes Mirror I painted this week!

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