An Unplanned Project

9.04.2016

How is your long weekend going? Are you laboring this Labor Day weekend, doing something fun or just relaxing? Well, it wasn't in my plans, but I ended up laboring.

I shared this phone snap first thing yesterday morning on instagram. I was having my coffee and just loved the sun pouring in after a cloudy day the day before.

It wasn't an hour later the room looked like this! I had not planned it, but when Mr. Savvy told me he needed to go run a couple of errands I asked him to stop by Ace and pick me up a can of paint. He said what are you painting now? The dining room of course. So while he was gone I prepped the room which meant emptying out the hutch so it could be moved.

Of course the mess overflowed into other rooms.

The walls had not been painted in years and when I tried to touch up places the paint wasn't matching anymore so I was left with holes and marks on the walls. So when the mood strikes I go with it. I didn't have anything else planned so why not? This was taken after painting the first coat above the chair rail and the old color is below.I took this to show the difference in the colors. Not a huge change, but it's lighter and brighter and not beige. I chose my new favorite color White Dove by Benjamin Moore. I painted a guest room and the sun room this year in this color. It's such a pretty white with a slight hint of gray.....just like a dove.

Yesterday I finished two coats on the walls, above and below the chair rail and today it's onto the trim just to freshen it up. 

Here is a peek at something else that got a new look a week ago.

Gotta run and finish that room!

Enjoy whatever you're doing!

31 comments:

  1. You amaze me. You are a whirlwind of energy. I consider that I've accomplished great things if all the laundry is done. How do you manage to pull off so many projects?

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    1. Since it is just the two of us and Miss Bailey it's easy to get these things done. I could not if I had a house full of kids. Yes, laundry is kept up. :)

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  2. Can't wait to see it all together. I know it will be beautiful!

    Mary from
    Virginia

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  3. Closets . ..we emptied the master closet and now...the put back...colour, types, no 2nd guessing . ..yeah!

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  4. This made me smile... Totally something I would do. Not everyday but when I get the urge to paint no one is stopping me! Can't wait to see what you accomplish.

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    1. Oh, yes, not everyday for sure. I had put this off for way too long. Good to get it done.

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  5. you've got gumption! I just need to do the same thing and start somewhere. I would love to hire someone, but so much cheaper to do the rooms without high walls myself. I'm going to follow your lead and get started.

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  6. Kim, I have used white dove on all my trim for years...it is the perfect white! I have painters coming this week to paint the exterior of our house. I am changing the color on the wood siding, so I am excited to get this project done!

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  7. Wish I had your energy! Can't wait to see the room when you're finished.

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  8. You really are a whirlwind. I sit at my computer, read your blogs and just marvel.

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  9. Kim, it was so fun to see this post. My favorite picture is the one with all the dishes on the table after cleaning out your hutch. I also collect white pitchers, among other white dishes and serving pieces and it was fun to see your pitchers but also your tureens. I bought my first white soup tureen a couple of months ago. I know, at my age, late 50s, that is really sad. I found it when I was thrifting and then only a month later I found another one, a little bigger and I loved that one just as much as the first one so I brought it home. I wondered if I could justify two and now having seen your collection of covered dishes and tureens I see that I have been a slacker and yes, i can justify two. At least two. The funny part is when I googled the info on the bottom of the second tureen the first or second hit was one of your posts from a few years ago when you bought the same tureen. I don't see it on your table so perhaps you no longer have it but it was fun to see your old post either way. Good luck with your painting project. I enjoy painting. There is something meditative about repetitive physical labor.

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  10. You are so inspiring, Kim!!

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  11. Oh my word, I need to paint the guest room, so I need some of your energy. Love the new color.

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  12. I am looking for a white for the new house. I do not like the color I picked out. I saw it in a home and loved it but once in ours it looks so different and I hate it. Of course I can not find my paint decks so I will be spending time at the store picking up color cards. Can not wait to see your freshened room!

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  13. I know it will be beautiful. You are a ball of energy!

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  14. I love to paint when the urge strikes too... but, I HATE doing ceilings! Did you do the ceiling too??
    ~Marcy

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  15. Unplanned projects are the best! I need some of your energy ... look forward to seeing your piece's "new" look!

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  16. The room looks great. I really need to get moving and start painting, starting with the guest room. Ugh.

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  17. Just my kind of decorating, see something, think about it for a few minutes and then get on and do it, and like you, my husband, always says "what are you painting now?"!!!

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  18. No unplanned projects this weekend. I just harvested the last big haul from garden yesterday, so I am making sauce and salsa to can today. I need to paint my stairwell but have been procrastinating because I don't want to be on the big ladder (I have an aversion to heights). The paint in your dining room looks nice (very serene and relaxing). And I love the chippy patina (and color) on your sneak peek item!

    I love your china pattern! (I am a sucker for floral china- especially pink roses). What is it called?

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    1. Tonya, that china is very old. It was my grandmother's. It is by Theodore Haviland and the pattern is Pasadena. Thanks

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  19. I remember the days when Hubby would go on a business trip and come home to changes like moved furniture or painted walls.....
    Not so much anymore....old knees and back just don't do things like that so much....
    You are amazing! Can't wait to see what you have finished with....
    Nancy
    wildoakdesigns.blogspot.com

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  20. Kim I am so like you. When I get an idea I just go with it. The bad part is most of my ideas hit me in the middle of the night lol! Little Bailey in the one pic is so cute looking at all the stuff. I know this is going to be beautiful. The sun streaming in your dining area is gorgeous. What a great capture.
    Kris

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  21. You crack me up!

    But, when you have the time and the idea, you need to go for it or the project won't get done.

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  22. I think you are a Paint Can Whisperer...you can hear them whisper to you and they can hear you!....It is like letting the Jeannie out of the bottle!....then the magic happens...looking forward to the newly painted dining room and the other new project!

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  23. Kim, I wish I had your energy! I used to paint like that. My husband would leave in the mornings and the rooms would be different colors by the time he got home. I would paint on a whim! I am just amazed by how you get everything done!

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  24. Could you please come to my house and help me paint my LR,DR, bedroom hallway and entry in that Dove White? They need it bad and you have about 20 times the energy that I have! Please, please? I'll make you dinner w/ peach cobbler!

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  25. I'm very impressed Kim. No way would I tackle that!!! How old are you, 29??

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