Monday, February 20, 2012

Shopping for old wood...

Happy Monday everyone! I mentioned that I have been "shopping" around here on the property for old wood and had found some tongue and groove boards I wanted to use. 

My wonderful husband cut them to size for me and we worked on this little bathroom project Friday, then I had some staining and painting to do to get it finished which turned into more painting. You're getting a sneak peek at the ruffled shower curtain I made too...

I am so in love with this color, that seems to be everywhere in the old house, that I took one of the boards to Walmart (it's the only thing close) and actually found the exact color. What are the chances of that? It's kind of between gray, green and blue.  It's a Walmart Colorplace paint and oddly enough called, "Grand Smoky Mountain." Considering where we live, that works for me. These boards are around 100 years old, and have not been repainted at all so I am really excited to have a historical color to use. I did not paint these boards, but am using them in their "reclaimed" state. I did, however buy a gallon of the paint to use as I think I have found the color to paint over the white trim and french doors.

Stay tuned for the whole bath makeover...



  1. I am sure it will be gorgeous when you are done - the shower curtain is beautiful just from the "sneak peak"! xo

  2. Already loving that shower curtain! Fabulous fabric...can't wait to see more :)

    Lou Cinda

  3. That wood is just gorgeous and I can't wait to see the makeover! :-)

  4. Beautiful vision...I can hardly wait to see the final result. Thanks for giving us a peak. Cherry Kay

  5. Hi Anita,Gorgeous color and name!!!I can't wait to see what you have been doing! Your sewing skills are professional and wonderful. Thanks for the preview!Hope you are resting with all you do.:)

  6. How wonderful to be able to use boards you found right on your property! The gray color is so pretty...I can't wait to see the reveal :o)

  7. Asalam........Anita you are doing a great job thanks for sharing this great post
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  8. I can't wait to see what you have done. I wished we had an old house where I could find some wonderful things like you have done.