Thursday, April 26, 2012

My naked library

Before I show you my painted room let me tell you that I had a few comments on yesterday's post telling me about 7 coat painting nightmares and my last red room was one of those stories too.

We began with a tinted primer but it was so lightly tinted that I was scared.

The paint was decidedly orange when wet and for some reason my husband was expecting the same color as our living room in our old house. *sigh* Why don't they listen when we talk?

The first coat was really promising. Other red paints are so transparent that they appear hot pink until about the third coat and then it still is not even.

I am pleased to say that spending $50 bucks (or $35 on sale) is well worth it to have to only put on two coats. There were a few touch up spots near the ceiling that I painted this morning after the two coats of red.

The color is a bit brighter and orange than it appears on my computer.
Clearly, I have work to do. The switchplates are still missing and there is the tiny matter about books in a library. We have no bookshelves yet and are undecided about what to do. My husband would like to build them but has no time.
Also I need to get rid of those awful mini blinds. I will use a shade I bought and the gold silk curtains, reworked somehow, from our old house and layer an oriental rug over the wall-to-wall even though I would rather see it disappear.

I found this vanity on eBay and think it might work as a desk in there. I am going to look at it on Saturday.

For now I am going to start dragging stuff in there like this chair...

and hanging architectural prints and other goodies.


The Pink Pagoda said...

Your library will be gorgeous. I think the piece from eBay is beautiful!

Jean @ Flower Hill said...

Looking good! Loving that navy chair!

Nancy said...

I love it Kerry! and that desk and chair are fabulous!

An Urban Cottage said...

Looks great.

My Crafty Home Life said...

I love the desk and the chair, too.

Loi Thai, Tone on Tone said...

Kerry - Would love to see photos of your library when done! Please share when you can. I have never used reds on walls....not yet :-) You never know....need the right client.
Tone on Tone