Tuesday, September 07, 2010

Three Days

change.is.good

What a weekend. We moved further through the perpetual large family room switches here, which I began documenting back here. And if you're bored enough to read through that, then you'll of course know what stage we are in now. With the big one away at school, the smaller room that she traded the girls for at the beginning of the year is becoming Roman's room. The little ones were all t0o eager (paint footprints all over the flippin house) to help. The handpainted floral wall that I labored over about 6 years ago is now put to rest under a fresh coat of paint and I actually don't miss it. And surprisingly, packing all that Juliana left in her room in to (lots of) large plastic bins tucked into the closet felt great. Really awesome. Whew.

Can't wait to show you Roman's room here soon~ hope you had a great long weekend. xoAM

50 comments:

  1. We've been doing a bathroom remodel here which after some problems(leaking) led to us having to cut open my dining room ceiling below(UGH..the DR was already DONE!) So Im drowning in white dust. Thankfully, after we finish homeschooling here today I'll be able to clean it all up as we now are ready to paint in both rooms. Hallelujah!:)
    Cant wait to see your finished product!
    Sarah
    Handbagsnpigtails.blogspot.com

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  2. Wow, I would be really sad about painting over that lovely wall! But I'm sure you'll replace it with something equally amazing. As always :)

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  3. Wow your handpainting was beautiful! Looking forward to the new pictures. Sometimes I love the word verification. Today yours is dawns. The dawn of your new room.

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  4. I had no clue that you handpainted those walls! They are/were gorgeous! I bet the girls are so excited! Can't wait to see Roman's new place!

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  5. I thought that was wallpaper!! If you feel a need to handpaint walls again I'll send you my address.

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  6. Oh I love that hand-painted wall! I'm sure it's too late, but you should have left a rectangle of it there, and painted a little frame around it.... just for memory's sake. :)

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  7. Love the smell and feel of clean fresh paint it's like a breath of fresh air in the house. I think that is so sweet that everyone in your family wanted to be involved;)

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  8. Oh, I LOVE that patterned tone on tone painted wall effect. I am trying to do something interesting in my daughter's new "big girl" room. I understand you needing to paint it away and start new for teh new baby, but hope you won't mind if I borrow the idea for my little one.

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  9. Anonymous11:02 AM

    Oh dear. I get the good feeling of change, of projects completed or something being finished. But that picture of the lovely wall being painted over hurts my heart just a teensy tiny bit. And it's not even my home!

    What an amazing project!

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  10. I also thought it was wallpaper.
    Ms. Anna Maria--is there no end to your amazing talents? Hopefully none of those "paint footprints" were on carpet. Can't wait to see Roman's new room.

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  11. we did much of the same this weekend but our cat actually walked through the paint! my girls would love that floral wall...oh my.

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  12. I love the handpainted wall, but love even more your willingness to paint over it and start afresh. Glad it feels good to you. :)

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  13. I LOVE this photo. And I love your sense of humor - your 'footprints all over the flippin house' comment cracked me up.

    Your handpainted wall was gorgeous and amazing. YOU are gorgeous and amazing.

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  14. Wow, Anna! I can't believe that wall! Glad you're not missing it too much.

    Just wanted to let you know how much I enjoyed the workshop at the Frist! You are a delight and everyone loved it. I posted about it last week... check it out! Did you know that your workshop inspired a new group of gals to continue to sew together? We are having a "reunion" this Sunday to sew together some more!

    Have a great week!

    Jenny
    www.thesoutherninstitute.com

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  15. I can't wait to SEE the photos of the new room!

    Too bad that you had to paint over your handpaint work but I'm glad that you don't miss it. Exciting changes, I'm sure!

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  16. okay... that's it.. drop everything.. i need you here NOW.. i want those walls! you know.. the ones under the primer... i will feed you til you burst, quench your thirst until you can hold no more, fan you while you work magic... anything.. just get here... please

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  17. actually : I like that wallpaper :-)

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  18. Love the photo of your helper. I can't wait to see Roman's new room. And, good luck on cleaning up the footprints:).

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  19. That hand-painted wall is so lovely, but I understand the "change is good" concept. And fresh white paint too!

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  20. So now we all wait to see what the fresh white paint is the back drop for! But oh that wall you painted over...sigh!

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  21. Julie8:25 AM

    You should view sending off Juliana and redoing her room as the closure to a job well done (of raising a kid) even though the job is probably never really done. How about turning that paint job into a wallpaper print?

    Julie

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  22. Eeeek....I hate to see those lovely hand painted flowers covered up....however I understand the need for a change. Can't wait to see all that you do...I'm sure it will be wonderful!

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  23. You are so good with change! It seems many of us are doing that sort of stuff these days. We are doing the big girl bed transition for our youngest and doing closet built-ins everywhere to organize the stuff of 4 people in a 1000 square feet. I may not have my own sewing area, but I will have a closet for my stash. I lvoe my husband!

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  24. wow, hand painted! change is good though

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  25. Wow! Love that wall... but sometimes it's necessary to paint over and pack away in order to really move on :) Good luck, I can't wait to see what you come up with!

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  26. *sighs* well glad you are alright with this wonderful paint job being gone. It sure makes my heart ache to watch :-D

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  27. Can you make some monochromatic fabric please? LOVE that wall. I'd buy it as fabric in a heartbeat. And 6 years later, it's still the color I would most want to buy.

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  28. Anonymous8:36 AM

    I get far too attached to my "projects".....my house could use some freshening up! It's only paint.

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  29. You are a better woman than I...I would cry if I painted over something so lovely. And I've never wanted to paint a mural in my own home, but if it was more like wallpaper, a fresh design like this, I could totally do it. I'm jealous!

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  30. You handpainted that wall???? Wow! Happy redecorating! :)

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  31. hand painted?! amazing!

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  33. Yeah for fresh beginnings!

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  34. oh my god! NOOOOOO!!!!!!!
    i've been drooling over this wall for years now and you're just painting over it???

    i guess, if it were my wall, maybe i'd do the same. but, sigh, this just made my heart sink a little...

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  35. Anonymous7:28 PM

    I'm ready to try my hand at painting a wall in my guest
    room. I too hate to see you paint over that beautiful
    wall.

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  36. You are a better woman than I...I would cry if I painted over something so lovely. And I've never wanted to paint a mural in my own home, but if it was more like wallpaper, a fresh design like this, I could totally do it. I'm jealous!

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  37. fun picture. the floral wall is AWESOME but i can see that the fresh coat of paint will make things look different and a nice fresh start.

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  38. I'm laughing at the comments about painting over the pretty hand painting. If my monitor is true to color, I love the soft yellow new paint. I understand perfectly the need to have a clean cut organized and fresh room.

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  39. I love the soft yellow new paint

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  40. Anonymous9:11 AM

    I can't believe you painted over those walls!!! They were wonderful.

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