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Saturday, August 05, 2006
Well I've made a lot of progress on Operation Pooh. Friday I started the first coat of the lower walls and yesterday I did the upper walls and the ceiling. I still have the second coat to put on both, which I will do on Sunday.

The funny thing is that we chose this color scheme because, well we're both sort of conservative and most of the house is rather muted in terms of color, furniture and artwork. If I were to describe us I'd say we're more of the Monet and Degas people than Dali or Jackson Pollack. This "Classic Pooh" scheme is definitely more muted than some of the other options we were thinking about (a Nickelodeon's Dora the Explorer theme, Blues Clues theme, etc.)

Anyway, so I get most of the first coat done on the upper walls and ceiling while Stef was running to do a bunch of errands. She comes back and I say you need to walk up the stairs and just take a look at the room as your heading up. And her reaction is sort of an astonishment with a "Whoa" sound. Which quite frankly is my reaction too when I look into that room. It is quite colorful to be sure. I'm sure our child will love it and think it's pretty cool, but it does highlight our laid back style in that this room makes us take a second take on the color.

Here's two shots with just the lower walls done (the first coat of that)

And here's the first coat of the upper walls and ceiling done
posted by Steveg @ 12:40 PM  
  • At 4:30 PM, Blogger Cristina W. said…

    I think it looks great. Just imagine with the furnishings and crib and the clouds/artwork painted. Your baby will feel happy everytime he/she walks into it. :)

  • At 5:27 PM, Blogger mother said…

    It really is colorful and will be fantastic once you get it finished with furniture and a toddler!
    Not exactly muted but kids like color. I can't wait to see it.

  • At 8:01 AM, Blogger Suz said…

    It looks great! Yay for you branching out into the world of living color :o)

  • At 1:43 PM, Blogger Lauren&Marco said…

    The home Improvement girl is very impressed. I guess if you are used to muted it may seem a bit shocking but it is DELIGHTFUL! Perfect color for a child's room!

  • At 9:42 PM, Blogger Jenni said…

    It's looking great! I can't wait to see pictures of it with the clouds painted. It's going to be a really fun kid's room.

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