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Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Makeover In Progress ~~ Decisions

So many ideas, 
like it here, like it there
oh where, of where...
Update on my chippy room makeover
A woman has a right to change her mind, right?
After all that is our nature,
move it here, no wait dear, I like it better over there!!
An update from my last post,
I am replacing the pink Disney Princess border...
I chose bead board to use as a chair rail trim.
After sampling four different techniques
I went back to my old standby:
white paint, sand, and antique with "old english"
I was very pleased with the bead board ,
so pleased in fact I thought maybe...
I should cover the current teal wallpaper
with this chippy white bead board.
Decisions, think girl, think....
stand back take a look, Oh I am really liking this!
I stood up some trim behind my chippy table
and thought.....
Well... yes, no, maybe...
Is there too much white? 
Is the furniture is getting lost, blending into the wall,
does it have the "wow" factor.
I think all my whites would stand out much better
against a colored background.
What are your thoughts?
As much as I would like to cover up the old teal paper
it does match the ivy border that I decided to keep in tact.
There is teal in this lovely picture.
I have some ideas on how I can accent the teal paper.
I will share those with you next time.
I have decided on a light gray wash (1/2 paint with 1/2 water)
applied to the cream walls.
As there is touches of gray in the ivy border, 
this color should pull that together as well.
I have never put a wash on walls before, all I can vision 
is a big mess waiting to happen.  
I will have to practice much patient with this technique.

Fun Flea finds
The exciting part of a make over is searching for sweet flea finds.
I was quite lucky this week....
Heavy iron cherub plaques, they will look fabulous
with a print mounted behind 
Awesome canvas picture...roosters are not awesome
this frame is so dreamy with the crackle look.
Listen to me...dreamy is not a "primitive" word
guess it is a "chippy" word. 
Plans are to decoupage silhouette motifs over the roosters.
Metal box inside a white metal holder,
can hang on the wall or sit on a table...love it
2 white metal candle holders 
this adorable figurine.
So sweet, so cheap 2.98
so "old" from Germany,
simply love it
Thank you for following along,
your comments are always welcome,
until next time,


  1. Well....until I see your "wash" look I vote to cover up the wall paper. What wonderful finds I like all of them!!

  2. Well Connie, I am no help in making decisions. I am one to question myself over and over. But I am sure you will follow your heart and do what you like best. Love all your accessories. Looks to me like you are on the right track. Can't wait to see the finished room. Have fun decoratiing.

  3. Maybe leave the Teal paper on 1 wall and see if you like it.if not you can still cover it..right. I love all your accessories. Keep us informed as you go :)
    Can't wait to see it when it is finished. Love the roosters..I have Roosters and Chickens in my kitchen so of course I think they are awesome :)

  4. Connie, I can't even make my own decisions when I need too, I always have to ask my hubby!
    What do you think??????
    I can't wait to see to all done and decorated. I love what I am seeing right now.
    I will be looking for your next post.
    A friend of mine here in town, has roosters and chickens in her kitchen and she also painted her wall a soft yellow and then the accent is blue. It is the new, look I forgot the French country I think she called it.
    Have a great day.

  5. It will be lovely no matter which way you choose!! Looking forward to the finished photos. Not much help.....I have trouble makeing my own decisions!!!

  6. Hi Connie,

    Thanks for visiting Butterbean Row and becoming a blogging buddy!

    that figurine looks like a Hummel. They are very collectible and are very expensive. It looks like it was painted over.


  7. Connie, I love everything you have done so far, so I'm sure whatever you decide it will be awesome. Can't wait to see it finished.

    Hope you are having a great week,

  8. I love the finish you used on the beadboard! Thanks for following my blog, I'm now following yours

  9. Connie,

    I love the beadboard finish and I like it as the wainscotting, too. You will make the right decisions.