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Exercise Nook Renovation

 
 
Montana
 
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Reply Sat 27 Dec, 2008 01:48 pm
Laughing Well, that was, no doubt, our kitchen wallpaper in the first house my father bought and I bugged my parents for a few years to take it down and do something else. I've never been much for floral papers, but at least it was better than the the airplane wallpaper I had in my bedroom Shocked
This house was in the states, so I'm not sure if that pattern had made it to Canada.
Beth says Hamburger is mistaken, so am I the only one left who has shared this paper with Jes and RP?
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margo
 
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Reply Sat 27 Dec, 2008 05:28 pm
Deb's right! That wallpaper explains so much about Bethie!
ehBeth
 
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Reply Sat 27 Dec, 2008 05:33 pm
@margo,
oh, really!?


(mrs. hamburger was always telling me to turn the light off in that room. but the light wasn't on)
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Region Philbis
 
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Reply Sat 27 Dec, 2008 05:59 pm
visited our friendly neighborhood (not really) Home D. Poe today, bought some paint n' junk...
ossobuco
 
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Reply Sat 27 Dec, 2008 06:44 pm
@Region Philbis,
So what color d'ja get?
Region Philbis
 
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Reply Sun 28 Dec, 2008 08:54 pm
@ossobuco,
(it's a surprise... stay tuned...)
Rockhead
 
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Reply Sun 28 Dec, 2008 08:56 pm
@Region Philbis,
my bet is teal and orange... ... ... ...

or mebbe not.
Region Philbis
 
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Reply Sun 28 Dec, 2008 09:12 pm
@Rockhead,
yer not as far off as you prolly think... that's all omma say on the matter...
Montana
 
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Reply Sun 28 Dec, 2008 10:59 pm
I'll be thinking about you guys painting down there while I'm painting up here. Good luck and I can't wait to see it.

Have fun :-D
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jespah
 
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Reply Mon 29 Dec, 2008 09:34 am
@Region Philbis,
Crafty canine speaks sooth.
jespah
 
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Reply Tue 6 Jan, 2009 09:40 am
@jespah,
Pics in progress; sorry for the darkness.

West side: http://i147.photobucket.com/albums/r299/jespah301/WorkInProgress1.jpg

South side (this is what was under the curtain): http://i147.photobucket.com/albums/r299/jespah301/WorkInProgress2.jpg

SouthWest corner (I tried to enhance the photo; in reality the wall isn't this streaky): http://i147.photobucket.com/albums/r299/jespah301/WorkInProgress3.jpg

North side: http://i147.photobucket.com/albums/r299/jespah301/WorkInProgress4.jpg
ehBeth
 
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Reply Tue 6 Jan, 2009 11:44 am
@jespah,
that's got potential to be a faBulous space
sozobe
 
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Reply Tue 6 Jan, 2009 11:46 am
@ehBeth,
Really does! Those windows are amazing.
jespah
 
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Reply Tue 6 Jan, 2009 01:19 pm
@sozobe,
There is paint. It is (mainly) making it onto the walls. I did about 45 mins today, in two stages. More to do, though. But I probably won't do any more today. Going for funky in terms of look.
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Tai Chi
 
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Reply Tue 6 Jan, 2009 05:40 pm
Really nice windows. Looking forward to the paint!
jespah
 
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Reply Sun 11 Jan, 2009 06:30 pm
@Tai Chi,
But wait, there's more. These pics are of completed painting but the pictures, etc. aren't on the walls yet.

The idea was/is -- it's an exercise room and no one lives in there, so it can be kinda funky. I wanted something relatively tranquil but with lots of colors, as the wallpaper we were removing was drabber than drab. Plus the carpet is greenish-tan and so evokes sand. Hence the idea was conceived to make it like an ocean/aquarium. The fish are meant to be a blur. They're supposed to be whipping by so you only see hints of them and not the details (good thing as I can't really paint details).

East side:
http://i147.photobucket.com/albums/r299/jespah301/EastGoldfish.jpg
http://i147.photobucket.com/albums/r299/jespah301/EastWithSwitch.jpg

NorthEast:
http://i147.photobucket.com/albums/r299/jespah301/NorthEastCorner.jpg
http://i147.photobucket.com/albums/r299/jespah301/NorthEastCornerLower.jpg
http://i147.photobucket.com/albums/r299/jespah301/NorthEastUpper.jpg

North:
http://i147.photobucket.com/albums/r299/jespah301/NorthUpper.jpg
http://i147.photobucket.com/albums/r299/jespah301/NorthbyNorthWest.jpg

NorthWest:
http://i147.photobucket.com/albums/r299/jespah301/NorthWestCorner.jpg
http://i147.photobucket.com/albums/r299/jespah301/NorthWestCornerYellowSchool.jpg

This is the register cover drying, before I put it back:
http://i147.photobucket.com/albums/r299/jespah301/RegisterCoverDrying.jpg

SouthEast:
http://i147.photobucket.com/albums/r299/jespah301/SouthEastCorner.jpg
http://i147.photobucket.com/albums/r299/jespah301/SouthEastCornerLow.jpg
http://i147.photobucket.com/albums/r299/jespah301/SouthEastCornerMid.jpg
http://i147.photobucket.com/albums/r299/jespah301/SouthEastCornerUpper.jpg

SouthWest:
http://i147.photobucket.com/albums/r299/jespah301/SouthWestCorner.jpg
http://i147.photobucket.com/albums/r299/jespah301/SouthWestCornerLower.jpg

West:
http://i147.photobucket.com/albums/r299/jespah301/West.jpg
http://i147.photobucket.com/albums/r299/jespah301/WestSchool.jpg
http://i147.photobucket.com/albums/r299/jespah301/WestSushi.jpg
http://i147.photobucket.com/albums/r299/jespah301/WesternSchoolYellow.jpg
http://i147.photobucket.com/albums/r299/jespah301/WesternSchools.jpg

Some details --
Tadpoles:
http://i147.photobucket.com/albums/r299/jespah301/Tadpoles.jpg
Window:
http://i147.photobucket.com/albums/r299/jespah301/WindowCloseup.jpg
http://i147.photobucket.com/albums/r299/jespah301/WindowSouthWest.jpg

We have a mirror and a large bulletin board which will cover a lot of sins. I'll show those photos once things are in place, which will probably not happen until at least next weekend.
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Tai Chi
 
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Reply Mon 12 Jan, 2009 06:57 am
Cool!

I had an idea of the age of your home from those beautiful windows but the register cover clinched it. Love the register cover.

Looks like it will be calming without being sleep-inducing.
sozobe
 
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Reply Mon 12 Jan, 2009 07:39 am
@Tai Chi,
After pictures! I heart after pictures!

The crisp white looks nice against the blue. Fun idea.

Agreed about windows and register cover -- so pretty.

Will you be putting curtains up over the windows again or leaving them exposed?
jespah
 
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Reply Mon 12 Jan, 2009 08:07 am
@sozobe,
Thanks!

One curtain, over the bottom windows (2, actually, so they can be opened). Before, the bonnet was covered by this plain ass white curtain that disintegrated in the wash. We have a new curtain rod, just need to buy the curtain pair. I am looking at white with some sort of flower embroidery. A lot more subtle because of everything going on, on the walls. The bulletin board is already up (the big yellow and red schools are up to the left and slightly above it), the register cover is in place and the switch plate is on.

The dressers are used by us for papers and whatnot so I bought name plates for them. Those need to be measured for and lined up, drilled, etc. Plus the mirror has to go back on and various tchotchkes need to return. I have a small shelf to install, too. I'd say it's about 50% done at the done stage, if that makes any sense. I really like how the top part over the arch (entryway) turned out. Less of a splash of color but more fishlike (piscine?). There's also green in the background with the blue; I think it's not showing up as well due to lighting conditions.
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mac11
 
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Reply Mon 12 Jan, 2009 09:14 am
Wow, it's wonderful. Very creative! I hope that exercise will be more fun now. Very Happy
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