Craft Room Makeover – Part… 4? – Odds and ends

I’ve decided that mornings are the only times that I can get Asparagus to look like Asparagus.  AND, it’s when the Craft Bunny comes out!

Perhaps if you’ve been in the craft room or are just an astute photo observer, you’ll notice that this wall, last I posted, was being painted Willow Herb.  Well, my friends, welcome to my persistent capriciousness.  I wasn’t happy with the first paint color (Silver Traditions, which should really have been called Lavender Traditions), and wasn’t happy with Willow Herb, either.  The two different wall color thing just wasn’t working, so now it’s all Asparagus.  And I love every square inch of it!

So, the good news is that all the walls and all the trim – floors, and window – is done.  It’s bright white, which I love.  It sets off the Asparagus nicely (which apparently now deserves a capital A).  The above picture shows part of the little wooden stool that, at the beginning of our home painting several adventure years ago, I took on as my painting stool.  And… I promptly got paint all over it, because I am a disaster when painting.  Little did I know that this was a prized possession of Ryan’s that was meant to be paint-free.  Oops!  With no other immediate options, he has now graciously lent this stool to all current and future painting.

The bad news is that I have to change out four electrical outlets from ugly brown to white because I am picky like that (don’t worry, I’ll turn the power off!).  I already switched out the telephone wire fixture thingy, and this made me feel quite handy.  However, in the process, I managed to break our telephone jack in another room.  Oops!  After some Internet research, I think I know how to fix this.  Thank goodness for the Internet.

Next on the list?  Closet door installation!  I’m moving away from heavy sliding doors, and going to the bi-folds, people!  This is a big deal, and will relieve much frustration with not being able to see much in the closet at any given time.  But of course in my home, where nothing is the standard size, this may not be as easy as it seems.  It will involve some dismantling, and, of course, table sawing.

I think I’ll be buying these Elfa drawer units for inside the closet:

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So I need to crowdsource my next move:  What should I do with the closet doors?  Paint white or stain medium or dark brown?  Or something else?  Please chime in with your wisdom and guidance!

Posted by robyn on April 28th, 2009 under crafts

5 Responses to “Craft Room Makeover – Part… 4? – Odds and ends”

  1. Cara Says:

    White, definitely white. Keep with the clean and fresh look of the trim and take it up a notch. (Who knew I was so opinionated about someone else room?)

    Caras last blog post..Planting

  2. Warwick Says:

    I actually think dark brown could look fantastic. Alice’s room has dark brown furniture but white trim, and I think it all looks nice together.

  3. Bruce Says:

    I say white is the way to go – keep it clean and bright!

  4. HARRY Says:



  5. Tiffany Says:

    I totally had Asparagus in my last kitchen! I wanted to paint my current kitchen the same color, but my landlord wouldn’t go for it. 🙁 LOVE the color!

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