Tuesday, September 7, 2010

FAQ'S

Over the course of this year I've gotten several questions about different things. The time has come to heed them!

So here are the answers I've come up with. If you have any other question that you don't see the answer to here, then please leave a comment letting me know and I'll try to answer it as well!

WHAT COLOR IS THE BOYS BATHROOM?

As you can tell, it was a custom color. I think I had found a paint color I liked at Wal-Mart and had it matched at Home Depot. I love the color! It's a perfect "sea" color since it's blue with just a touch of green and gray. You can read more about the bathroom makeover here and here.

WHAT COLOR IS YOUR BOYS BEDROOM?

As you can see it is called "Trout Stream" and I did it in flat. (I normally use Eggshell, but liked it in flat here) I have started using Home Depot's Behr+Primer. Love it!! Read more about the bedroom makeover here.

DID YOU PUT ANYTHING ON THE WALL BEFORE ADDING BOARD AND BATTEN?

No. In both the boys bathroom and bedroom we just did it right over the textured walls. You hardly notice it and being as so many have asked... Well, they hardly notice it either!

HOW HIGH DID YOU DO YOUR BOARD AND BATTEN?
To figure out the height I wanted I just stood there and pointed. Helpful huh? Really it does not matter. I knew that I wanted both rooms to be fairly high, but not so high as to mess up my picture heights. One room is about 56 inches and the other around 53 or so. It's really a personal decision so there is really no "wrong" height!

HOW DID YOU DO YOUR POOL HOUSE FLOOR?

I've gotten more comments on this than anything else. You can read all about it here and here.

HOW DO YOU FIND THE TIME TO DO EVERYTHING?
Hmmm.... I don't. No one can do "everything". I am very lucky to have an attached garage so the boys come out there and play while I work on stuff. During the summer then they live in the pool and I often sit on the side and paint while I watch them. Other than that, I'm really a home body and hate to shop, so I stay home a LOT and can get more stuff done that way. Sadly I let other projects take away from my laundry project and at any given time you can find a pile of laundry waiting to be folded.

WHERE IN VIRGINIA DO YOU LIVE?
I don't. At least not anymore. I was born and raised in Richmond, VA. I lived there till I was nineteen then I struck out on my own (with the help of many friends) and moved in with a cousin in Burleson, TX. I have since then gotten married and had two wonderful little boys and still live in the Fort Worth Texas area.
Virginia will always be very dear to me and all but one of my 5 brothers and sisters as well as my parents and grandparents still live in Richmond and Charlottesville Virginia so we visit often. My parents also passed on the middle name of Virginia to me from my grandmother, so when I was thinking of names for my blog I chose "The Virginia House" in honor of my home state and my name as well as the sense of deep history the name invokes.
I love living in Texas though and don't plan on leaving it! There is something about this place that seeps into your soul and fills it with pride!

That's all I have for now! Thank you for your interest!
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7 comments:

* French at Heart * said...

~*I had to laugh when you mentioned your laundry always needing folded..Im with you on that one! :)*Love your pics of your home!~**~ Rachel

michelle said...

I laughed about the board and batten answer. That is exactly what I did when we put ours up. I can't measure anything to save my life but I know what I like! :) thanks for all the info and I love your middle name!

Flower Patch Farmgirl said...

I cannot get over that brick floor! How did I miss this??? I love it. :)

Cindy said...

So many gorgeous rooms....I even featured some of them in my post today :)

Anita @ GoingALittleCoastal said...

Thanks Jillian for directing me here! It's very similar to the color I picked which is Ocean Air (BM). I still don't have the lights hooked up yet so it's hard to see it's true color. We are in the middle of things still! Love you blog. I will definitely hang around a bit!

gina3 said...

I don't think I realized you lived in Ft. Worth (me too!). I guess I just assumed Virginia from the blog title. That's so cool.

Anne - Fiona and Twig said...

What a great post!
Love the paint colors, but I truly love your comments about Texas best! :-)