Thursday, May 17, 2012

15 Thirteen82 Chronicles: Some Project Sneak Peeks!

Since I haven't made it over to Emily's lovely abode in awhile to snag photos of all the great progress she is making on her Thirteen82 Chronicles spaces, I asked her to pop in today with an update.  She has been working hard on her guest bedroom and bathroom in her spare time, and I am giddy excited about all of the great things happening!  Here she is now!


Hi everyone, this is Emily, Jen's Assistant and the owner of the Thirteen82 house!  We've have had a few people checking in with us to see how things are going with the Thirteen82 Chronicles bedroom and bathroom. So, I'm here to give you a quick update! {To catch up on the Thirteen82 Chronicles, you can find the intro here, the color scheme here and the fabric choices here}


While progress is being made, the changes are definitely being made in "real-time".  One of the things that I love about design blogs are their before and afters.  It's amazing to scroll down the page and see a drab room completely transform into something fab.  But in the back of my mind, I've always wondered how long it takes to actually complete a beautiful "after" photo. I've been finding out first hand over the past few months that there is a lot of sweat, shopping, time and sometimes a bit of coercing to create an amazing room.  Add on the chores of everyday life and my hope to get things wrapped up by the end of April flew right out the window!

I was able to paint the bedroom walls during an extra long nap one weekend which made the room feel so clean and fresh {Argos Gray from Sherwin Williams}:


The new color is similar to the previous color but oh what a difference fresh paint made!  All of the dirt and smudges that had accumulated over the years are gone!  Last week, I snuck in a quick painting session while my little guy was at daycare so I'm happy to report that the bathroom is completely painted now too!

Using simple white curtains from Target, I added a punch of color along with extra length using one of the super fab fabrics that you all picked out.

{Stripes, Ellis, Chipper}

This is the first room of our house that we've added curtains to and let me tell you, I was shocked at what a difference it made!  We have 8 foot ceilings so after a little bit of research, I decided to hang the curtain rod 3 inches from the ceiling.  It makes the room look so much bigger than it is and the white of the curtains has really brightened up the space.


Aside from the paint and curtains, we also installed a new overhead light.  Jen suggested this one from Home Depot.


Painting this light fixture was easy peasy... {spray paint color is Rustoleum's Eden}, installing it...well let's just say it was rough. The ceiling plate screws were too short, the caps for the end of the screws were too little and my husband/assistant was unamused with all the unexpected turns this "quick" project was taking.  After digging through our stash of extra hardware, we were finally able to wrap things up!  I'm loving how much light this fixture throws off onto the bed.  Plus the green color looks amazing against the gray walls.  I'm excited to see how it looks against the headboard when we get it installed.


Speaking of headboard, if you follow along on Facebook, you may remember we scored an old door from the Habitat Restore for $5! 


Lots of elbow grease scraping all of the paint off of the old door:



After the paint was removed, we sanded it down and sprayed it clean with an air compressor:


Now we have a great blank slate to play with!  I am excited about what we have up our sleeves!

Jen and I have a lot more projects in the works, some have been started, some are almost finished and some are still ideas on paper. We can't wait to share everything as it unfolds! Here is our tentative "To Do" list:
  • Paint the bedroom and bathroom walls 
  • DIY bathroom light fixtures 
  • Paint and hang overhead light 
  • Headboard
  • Decide on and hang art
  • Update bathroom mirror
  • Hang shower curtain
  • Find a fabulous vintage luggage rack 
  • Add length to curtains and hang 
  • Sew pillow covers
  • Accessories, Accessories, Accessories
  • Side table
  • Paint bathroom vanity


Thanks so much for the update Emily!  We have a lot of fun ideas planned for this space, I can't wait to see how it all pulls together in the end!  Emily and her hubs have been doing such a great job painting, sewing, spray painting and installing, I am so grateful she was able to take a moment to share her progress with us!



15 comments:

  1. Great progress Emily! I can't wait to see the finished room. I was just wondering if you had posted links to the fabrics your were deciding on for the space? They were all so beautiful!

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    1. All of the fabrics were found on fabric.com. I just added some sources to this post.

      Thank you!

      xoxo,
      Jen

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    2. Thank you so much!

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  2. Hi Emily, Your stuff is really cool with some great ideas. Might pinch a few ideas... Good luck with your latest project!

    All the best from www.onthemarquis.com x

    IHeart Organising too!

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    1. Thank you very much! :)

      ♥ Emily

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  3. I am looking at that exact same fabric ! Love how you put the fabric at the end, that is such a cute idea ! I am moving over the summer and am loving your ideas :D

    Also, I'm having a stella & dot necklace giveaway on my blog if you're interested !

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    1. Thank you Britt! The fabric addition totally makes the curtains! :)

      ♥Emily

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  4. Isn't that door gorgeous just as it is now that you've removed the paint. Amazing what can can be done with recycling.

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    1. Hi Kathleen!
      The door is super pretty without the paint. I couldn't believe how many layers of terrible colors were underneath that white paint.

      If the guest bedroom and bathroom didn't already have several different shades of wood going on, we would totally leave it as it is. I'm excited to share what we've got up our sleeves...maybe I can sweet talk my hubby into working it this weekend!

      ♥Emily

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  5. Okay, I am just in awe of the curtains! You took plain old white curtains and sewed fabric on the bottom?! How did you do that without it looking bad? (Said the girl who made her Home Ec teacher ponder her career choice).

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    1. Hi Jen!
      I bought white Room Essentials brand curtains from Target then I figured out how long then needed to be if I hung them 3" from the ceiling.

      I cut the blue fabric so that it was about 2 inches wider than the curtains (which allowed for a 1 inch seam on each side). Then I laid the blue fabric face down on the curtains and sewed them together. When I flipped them over I ironed it flat, hemmed the bottom and called it good!

      I used this post to get a visual: http://justagirlblog.com/no-sew-curtains-2/

      I'm like you, I had a hard time visualizing how the pieces would look when I was done.

      ♥Emily

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  6. How fun! I love seeing everything in progress. I can't wait to see what you have in store for the headboard...I am planning one for my room at the moment. I love DIY projects!

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  7. I loved your earring display before...but this is even better! AND...it does my heart good to see someone else using packing tape as well! Luv that stuff.........

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  8. Can you tell me the font you used for "Thirteen82?' Thanks!

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    1. Hi Mel B! It's Sketch Block, which you can find here: http://www.dafont.com/sketch-block.font

      xoxo,
      Jen

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