Why Do Things the Easy Way?

A long, intense work week. At one point, I noticed skeins of yarn on a table in the room (I’m sure for some exercise) and I couldn’t stop looking at it. I finally resorted to knitting it with two straws I found at the bottom of my purse. It was lovely. At the end of the day I just unraveled it and wound it back onto the skein. It was the act of knitting I needed.

I’m hosting book club in a few weeks so I’m in frantic mode, getting my dining room painted and my living room walls patched and painted so they will be ready for the new bookcases which will arrive about two days before book club. Frantic activity before an arbitrarily adopted deadline. Does this sound familiar? It’s how I roll.

I haven’t really put paint to walls yet unless you count the test patches. At first I thought I had my palette determined but I tested the light color on the walls and I think I’m going to want a darker, neutral shade. Time to go to the paint store and look at samples.

The top left gray is my kitchen/family room. The dark blue on the right will be the accent wall in the dining room. The yellow in between was going to be the primarily color in the dining/living room. It is much less yellow in person. More green/wheat color.


This swatch is closer to the right color only I swear it is lighter in person. This is actually very close to what I want.


So this week I’ll find the exact color of taupey/putty neutral that will make everything look sophisticated, somehow get my window trim painted and swap out the butt-ugly plastic louvres for white, plastic blinds (which will still look yards better than the louvres) without having to hang a sheet over the window like a dorm room and get art work framed without breaking the bank so that the rooms look finished.

That is all.

We all need a nap after hearing that plan.

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4 Responses to Why Do Things the Easy Way?

  1. Amy says:

    You know, I have some work here that needs to be finished šŸ™‚ Also, Benjamin Moore paint, has some nice taupe/putty neutral colors to work with. The paint is usually expensive, but well worth the investment.

  2. Scaloot aka Judy says:

    yeah well payment 31 just done and still not move in ready – everytime I think I have just two things to do to finish a room I have a mini legal pad list… and then I am thinking of colors for rooms that are no more ready to paint than my gravel drive. šŸ˜› You are way ahead of me! Enjoy the adrenaline (sp?) rush Then you can come help me! You’ll be a pro!

    • LoveThisSpace says:

      It never ends. The painting is just the tip of the iceberg. I have a lot of patching I have to do on the wall not to mention even getting down the shelves still there! I just am avoiding of thinking about the actual “work” in favor of the paint which seems way more fun to think about.

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