Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Please Stand By


I really did expect to be posting by now.  I got the boys back to school, did a fair amount of work in the basement, then I got a wild hair to paint the dining room.  I told Mr. Blandings yesterday that next to marrying him, this project has offered more immediate satisfaction than any other.  I hope to finish Tuesday and should be back on track by the end of the week.  Details to follow.

24 comments:

Kat said...

It never ceases to amaze me how much satisfaction I get out of a freshly painted room. Can't wait to hear all about the details!

Karena said...

Patricia I love this, is it a stencil? Adore the background color.

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xoxo
Karena
Art by Karena

The French Tangerine said...

Wow. I am definitely more impressed with you than ever before. Congratulations on this major accomplishment! And when I say major, I mean MAJOR! Very impressive indeed!
Jan

David said...

My wild painting hair sort of went off the rails, glad to see yours is successful. Looking forward to seeing the end!

Nichole @ Parlour said...

This is fabulous! So glad you shared. Bring on the finished product!

Sherri Cassara said...

No worries ... I am enjoying reading your old posts! LOVED the one on Friday (152 Insights to My Soul)!

pve design said...

Let's hear it for the gal who knows how to bring the outdoors inside. One more week until school resumes.
This gal is ready for some instant gratification. I surrender to summer for one more week.
pve

Style Court said...

Amazing!

Karena said...

PS Is your design in white or silver?

xoxo
Karena
Art by Karena

Anonymous said...

Oh my word! That is GORGEOUS!

Mrs. Blandings said...

Thanks! I will give all the paint details shortly, but I mixed the color with a little shimmer - so it's basically white with a little kick.

mary said...

It's gorgeous!! De Gournay (sp?) is probably going to hire you. Mary

French By Design said...

Patricia I can't wait to hear more your dining room is beautiful! Teri

Alcira Molina-Ali said...

Oh my stars, is there anything you, Blandings, can't do?
This is an opus.
Do post deets for we gobsmacked minions ;)
Cheers, Alcira

nerochronicles.com

Bob said...

Well done indeed! My but you manage to put us readers to shame when it comes to time management!!!You amaze me.

Renée Finberg said...

it's such a big deal getting the kids ready for school.
take your time....
we will wait!!
i know it will be beautiful when you are finished.

xx

Karen @ Aurelia Interiors said...

Oh goody! I've been looking forward to see what you would come up with when you mentioned your plan to stencil the dining room. I am looking forward to seeing more! If this snippet is any indication it will be wonderful!

Cote de Texas said...

are you serious? this is gorgeous!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! omg!!! i am SOOOOOOOO impressed. i can not believe you did this yourself, incredible. can't wait to see the whole room.

JOni

penelopebianchi said...

I have a tidbit for you! This is a secret learned from extensive study of John Fowler and Nancy Lancaster.

If you paint egg whites (I am not kidding ) on the leaves (not all of them, mind you) they will be phosphorescent in candlelight!! How cool is that?? (even if the shimmer is in the paint......they will shimmer a bit more!!!


Your walls look great!

Anonymous said...

Truly lovely. Looking forward to your come back!

Anonymous said...

Oh my gosh, it's so perfect I thought it was wallpaper. How long did this project take and how did you so accurately scale the sizes of the stencils? What is the background color? Can't wait for the details. You are truly a one woman wonder.

interior designs said...

Very nice work you have hear. I'm learning a lot from you. I'll be back for more from you.

Azaleamum said...

Abolutely gorgeous! Can't wait to learn the paint color. Just the hint of pink I want for my bedroom. Stunning.

Meranda S said...

Just Terrific!!! You are a fantastic painter!! Way to go. It looks wonderful!~ Meranda