Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Toot Your Horn Tuesday - Paint & Snow

It's time to TOOT!! How has your week been? Do you need a little pat on the back? Because this is the place to get one!!
Another crazy week in my little nest! As you know, we're trying to sell our house. Unfortunately, we're not getting much traffic. My real estate agent recommended that I tone down my kitchen to make it a little more neutral. I suppose that the black chalk board paint and my geometric hand painted back-splash might not appeal to everyone. This is the before picture.

The family really hated to see our kitchen changed, but it's what you've got to do! So....I ran to Lowe's and picked up some paint. What's more neutral than white? Right? Well, the paint went up pretty quickly. I have a small kitchen. But it looked horrible! Back to Lowe's I went and up went another color. Toasted Almond. Sounds nice, but once it was up, I HATED it! In the meantime, we had a snow storm!!

The biggest snow event we've had in 20 years! We rarely even get a dusting, but we ended up with over 8 inches. It was Saturday and the painting had to wait! There was fun to be had!! We built a snowman, made snow angels and ate snow cream. Although it hasn't snowed since Saturday, the temperature has been cold enough that the snow and ice are still here. School was canceled for Monday and Tuesday, because this part of the country is not equipped for this type of weather.

I did get back to the painting though. Today, I painted a 3rd time!! Back to white, but it's an off white and much less stark. I like my geometric design better, but this will have to do. Now it's NEUTRAL! And my entire body is sore!! Who paints a room 3 times, 3 different colors within 5 days?! ...me

This explains why I have not been on my blog since last Tuesday! What have you been up to? Please leave a comment if you're playing along! Don't forget to link back to this blog with either a button or a hyperlink in your post.

Toot Your Horn Tuesday Participants
1. Lollipop Boutonnieres for the Kids!
2. Ballard Inspired Bee Bulletin Board @ Design-Aholic
3. Milk Glass, Grey Bird, & Moss @ Design-Aholic
4. Romantic Red@COASTAL CHARM
5. Adventure Mom Janna- Trash to Toys EASY, FUN, CHEAP
6. Simple (but the best ever) Burp Cloth Tutorial
7. Prudent & Practical {DIY Geico Money Figure}
8. Monogram Magnets @ Made By Stephie
9. Newspaper Flowers @ Made By Stephie
10. Valentine Easter Bunny @ childmade
11. Flower Decorations from Bottle Bottoms @ Craft-Werk
12. All Things Heart and Home~Button & Burlap Heart
13. Memory Board Tutorial and GIVEAWAY!!
14. Little Lizard King - Before & After Dining to Living Room
15. Book Adventures @ Lakewood
16. Tara @ Feels Like Home (Valentine Love Notes for Your Kids)
17. Becca's Breakfast Room Addition
18. "A" Is for Alex- Wall Hanging
19. LOVE is in the Air Wreath
20. Coaster Memos (Red Heads Craft More Fun)
21. Super Easy Primitive Heart Wall Hanging
22. Pottery Barn Inspired Roman Numeral Decor
23. Spray paint Dead Plants To Give Them New Life
24. Magnetic Frame
25. Valentine's Day Art Purse
26. From The Trenches Of Motherhood
27. Gorgeous Packages from Cereal Boxes
28. Old, beat up filing cabinet turned wonderful storage bench...
29. Condo Blues (Insulated Roman Shade)
30. Check Yes or No Valentine's Booklet
31. Painted Lilac Suitcases @ Murals&More
32. Utensil Holder @ Keeping It Simple
33. Valentine Angel made to look old
34. Make a $500 screen for $30 EASY! @ Remodelaholic
35. Family Time Capsule @ somewhat simple
36. Crystal Heart Valentine’s Tutorial @ Remodelaholic
37. Liz @ IGTBH (funky recovered dining chairs)
38. Cozy Bedroom from Grace @ Ruby Moon Designs
39. Erin K-Subtle Valentine Decor
40. Favorites and Things- Valentines Tree
41. Handmade valentines @ Second Street
42. HowDoesShe - "Bee" my Valentine
43. Jane@FindingFabulous...A Fun Lamp Revamp!
44. Molly @ The Snyder 5
45. $3 Memo Board (Gail @ Black Copper DIY)
46. Valentine Mantle & Giveaway @ Yoga Gal
48. Our Ugly Duckling Kitchen@ la maison LaFortune
49. 24$ redo
50. Melissa (tablecloth and chair covers)
51. Amber: Coffee Table Redo
52. Candle sticks and vases turned Monogram Candles Life As Lori
53. Painted Kitchen Cabinets@Cheaplikeabirdie
54. love-ly valentines day decor @ homesweet homebodies
55. My free table renovation
56. Valentine Tree
57. Valentine Placemats
58. Amanda @ Mom of Two Boys
59. Stinkin Cute Lovebirds!
60. Karli
61. Auction Find
62. Saving Money & Living Life (Weddings tips on a budget)

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Adventure Mom Janna said...

Wow! 3 times? My back hurts just thinking about it:)

Glad it's the way you like it now:)

Becca said...

Wow, and here I've been complaining over painting our master bath (just ONE time)!! I won't complain anymore ... you're a trooper and the end product is so worth your hard work. Thanks for hosting !! Take care, Becca (Adv. in Decorating)

Condo Blues said...

You're right. Playing in the snow is much more important - and fun! - than painting over your beautiful back splash.

Grace @ Ruby Moon Designs said...

Hello, I found you from Linda @ Coastal Charm...linking up a post from my blog! Thanks for hosting Toot your horn Tuesday!

Blessings, Grace

PlantSomeRoots@Lakewood said...

My first time to participate in Toot Your Horn. Thanks for hosting!
Cindy at Lakewood

happygal said...

What a fun BlogHop. Your kitchen looks fabulous! I am also guilty of the painting and painting syndrome.

Kristine said...

Is it Tuesday already? Your backsplash looks good, but I liked the before better! Whatever you have to do to sell though, right?

Beth E. said...

Wow! I would be so sore from all of that painting!

I'm still decluttering. I've been getting rid of a lot of junk, and organizing cabinets and drawers. Over the weekend I cleaned out my cedar chest. It took all day to sort through everything, but it looks great now!

Linda said...

OMGosh...3 times in 5 days...girl I think you have all of us beat with this one! Thanks for coming by and I hope you will come again:) I have posted your PARTY button on my sidebar and I see that one of my friends came by...that makes me soooo HAPPY!


christy rose said...

Wow 3 times in 5 days. I can see why you would be sore. But they look great, I think!