Wednesday, July 11, 2007

I'm still plugging away at turtle speed on my interior house painting. With our temperatures in the 100's, muggy and smoky, I'm moving slower than usual. I haven't had any new photos to show you because I haven't actually done much painting yet. And I don't really want to show you photos of the mess until I can also show you photos of the end result. However, I'm thrilled to announce that I'm on the CUSP of painting in the living room. Not the fun part yet, alas, but the ceiling. But hey, it's progress.

The walls colors will all be COLOR but the ceiling flows between different wall colors so it had to be something that would work with everything. I chose a color that's just a shade more color than the "Country White" that we originally painted all the walls and trim when we moved in here twelve years ago. Country White is basically a creamy white. The new color is called Arnica (have no idea why - is the Arnica flower white?) and if you picture French Vanilla Ice Cream, you've got it. Not only will the trim and ceiling be "French Vanilla Ice Cream", but eventually so will the kitchen cabinets, which are currently an aging, yellowing stain. I've debated leaving them stained or painting them for YEARS, not ready to make the leap, but now it suddenly seems the unquestioning right thing to do. But I won't tackle them until I've finished this first project with the walls.

That's it for me but if you'd like to see some creative fabric projects, check out my daughter-in-law Lisa's blog and also her sister Elena's new blog. They're both working on their costumes for the fairy festival we're attending in about a week. I have hopes of making a costume too but I'm beginning to think it's going to be hard to even finish my wall projects before I leave, much less touch a sewing machine.

I'll leave you with a photo I took yesterday.

Storm brewing

1 comment:

Seraphine said...

That's a cool picture of a sunflower-- even thogh the real subject is the sky behind. Nice!