The Crazy Painting Lady

July 30, 2012

Yes, that’s me -The Crazy Painting Lady, or maybe I should say, the painting lady that’s crazy!  Either way, I’ve been quite nutty lately while I’ve been busy working hard and tackling lots of painting projects…

From rooms to doors, from furniture to moulding, I have been non-stop painting for over a month.  With the Summer in full swing, I was able to lessen my work load (slightly) and focus on spending time with my kids while off of school and some new DIY projects.

Most aren’t done, but come take a look anyway…

After the staircase project, I dove right into painting the mouldings throughout the house.  It’s been quite an endeavour, but most of the first floor is done, which is a Big Checkmark off my to-do list!

I have quite a good how-to tutorial to come on this project, so stay tuned.

Onto the next painting project… The newly painted crisp white mouldings got me thinking, which is how my royal blue revelation developed.  Since then, the color was chosen and the room, I mean walls, are now complete.  I’ve got quite a few DIY projects coming up in this room, so it’s far from complete.  In the meantime, here’s a peak at the space…

Quite a change, right?

Are you ready for more of my painting projects?

The next painting project developed from the newly painted blue room.  The darker, faux-stained bookcases didn’t look great anymore and just had to be white, so I jumped right on it.  They are far from done, but here’s a peak anyway…

Do you see how my projects evolve?  From one project (the stairs), started the next (the mouldings), started the next (the blue walls), and started the latest (the white bookcases).  Story of my life, which is why my home is FOREVER changing, thus My Experimental Playground.

Completely non-related to all the above painting projects, I have been busy with adding a little color to one of the doors in my home.  This is a neat and easy DIY project that I can’t wait to show you.

The paint color in this picture looks horrible, but it’s only the first coat, so don’t be too frightened.

I also (finally) jumped on the Annie Sloan Chalk Paint bandwagon and bought myself (for my birthday) some paint and wax to try.  I have to be honest, I was really nervous to jump in and use this paint.  I’m not sure why, but I was.  Anyway, I had a few hurdles to jump over, but the result wasn’t bad.  I have more to share in a future post, but for now, here’s a peak…

And last (but not least), I’ve had this stepstool that I purchased at Ikea FOREVER ago, and it’s been in need of some “clothes” (a.k.a. paint, if you weren’t with me on my horrible joke).  Here’s a peak…

I totally have Project ADD, but I find it easier to get similar projects done at one time.  Once I have my painting clothes on, I am roaring to go!

What projects (paint related or not) have you been working on this summer?

To give you a heads up, I have a post coming up in a few days on my DIY Kitchen Makeover: One Year Later.  It was my biggest project last year and I’ve received SO MANY questions, so I thought it would be nice to look back and review and answer them all in one post.  Stay Tuned! In the meantime, if you want to read more on my Kitchen Makeover, click here.


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Comments

  1. Wow, you’ve been busy!! Love the blue. And I still haven’t tried chalk paint, so I’m planning on doing that very soon too!

    Can’t wait to see everything when it’s all done!

  2. Wow! You have been once crazy lady. Can’t wait to see it all together. Love the Paris Grey on the chairs. Can’t wait to hear what you thought of the chalk paint. You know how obsessed I am…

  3. I am inspired by your painting projects, thank you for sharing, Jenna! Now I can’t wait to get started on my painting projects come Australian summer! :-)

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