We planned to get back to it the following Saturday with the help of my mom & dad. They are the best non-paid paint professionals around! Will usually work for pizza. On Friday, I came home at lunch to start painting the small bathroom. When Jeff came home early too, I decided to give my Mom & Dad a call and see if they wanted to come a day early. They were there within the hour, paint brush in hand. What a HUGE help they were. Thank goodness they love to paint, it was pretty big job. I wanted to make a Thank You card so I decided to use this week's Playdate Cafe colors along with the CAS-ual Friday 'bling'.
Playdate Cafe colors:
When I first saw these colors I remembered the paper from the 2009 Close To My Heart Spring Summer Idea book called Caprice (now retired). This paper had the colors of Chocolate, Cyrstal Blue and Honey. Perfect! So, I dug around in my scraps and found just enough to make my Thank You card. For my CAS-ual Fridays 'bling' I added chocolate adhesive gems from the Opaques Mocha Adhesive Gems (Z1333). I used the stamp set - A Little Everything (D1420) for my sentiment.
Here is my card:
Here are a few before and after pics of our bonus room. (next step is new carpet this week - so don't worry that ugly rust color carpet is out of here!). The color of the walls is actually Gingerbread but the pictures make is look more orange than it really is. When we get it completely finished, I'll post more pictures.
|BEFORE - and yes, those birds & antlers have found another home!|
|BEFORE - dresser for sale! Has a matching chest!|
|AFTER - This color is a little closer to the actual color!|
|My Dad is the BEST trim painter ever!! Look how straight!|