What does a person do when she is feeling a bit overwhelmed by the pile of boxes?
paint, but of course. (grin)
The walls of this sweet little house were all plain white when I arrived - now there are several washed with color. The kitchen is now a butter yellow, and the breakfast nook is terra cotta on two walls - here it is mid progress. I know that this photo doesn't show what a cool color this turned out to be, but truly, it is. (and my oldest daughter, Erin - the- artist pronounced it so.) The final result, after it dried, looks a bit like a soft suede. poi-fect - just what I imagined. Now the only thing that would be even better is if each of my blog friends could come have a cup of coffee with me here.
let's see - more color.....The entry way is now pale aqua green (the floors are a marble tile that is dark green with pale green swirls), and my bedroom is mostly lilac - just because I luvs purples..
the color lifts my heart and makes me grin every single time I see it.
this is good. Plus, the landlord bought all the paint and supplies (even better!)
Feeling inspired by all of this color, I went on to hang some sheers in the bedroom.... My Dad always told me that I could do anything that I set my mind to (thanks Dad!). So, despite having been told frequently that I am dangerous with a hammer, I got out my teensy tiny tool kit, and set out to assemble the curtain rods and extenders.
It was all going fairly well, despite the late hour of the day. I got them hung - and there are only the appropriate number of holes in the wall - (okay, quit laughing... you know who you are)
So the next evening, when I got home from work, I was attempting to take some more photos, and I noticed this:
no, not the lack of flash in the photo, look up......I'm not sure if you can see the line of the ceiling, relative to the line of the curtain tops... well, errr, ummm... as Klaus would say, 'it's a bit 'schep' (crooked) - most likely I spelled that German word wrong, but I think you get the idea... the left side is about an inch higher than the right. (can anyone say, it's time to buy a level?).. good thing there is spackle. Interestingly enough, I did measure...so, perhaps I can blame it on the building not being level? (big grin)
It seems that every day brings something new to this house - yesterday I found the neighborhood "greeter" making friends with my bird feeder - how he ever got up there, I'll never know... the feeder is about 10 feet from the closest tree or fence. too funny. He found this before the birds did.
Amidst all the play of paint and unpacking, I've been knitting and spinning for break time. The "Violet" cotton top, as seen a month ago or so, has been banished to a corner for a lengthy time out, but that's a post for another time.
I spend evenings admiring this lovely tree in my back yard - perhaps sometime soon, I'll get a close up and someone will know what species it is - it certainly is beautiful, dancing in the breeze beside the maples.