I've been busy this weekend putting away all the bunnies, eggs and other Easter accoutrements. I didn't put much out this year as we went to Cincinnati to spend the holiday with Baby Bluebird, still, there was plenty to pack up!
While putting a few things away, I took my quilts out of my antique cupboard and set about refolding them. I thought they looked so cozy all piled on the settee.
Quilts have always been a favorite of mine. They just say comfort to me.
In other news, I had been making plans to paint our living room and kitchen this coming summer. Now that I am working full time, I 've had to put projects like that on hold until school gets out. Until now! As I was packing the bunnies, cleaning and rearranging, Mr. Bluebird asked, "why not paint next weekend?" My first thought was no, and then I thought , "why not next weekend?" So, I decided to start with the living room. Today I've torn my living room apart, clearing everything out. During the week, I'll fill the nail holes, tape anything that needs taping - you know, the usual, but all important paint prep. I've already selected colors, so a quick run to the paint store one night after work and I 'll be ready.
Maybe I will finally patch the old surround sound system hole (instead of covering it up!). I still like the stair tread shelf I made years ago, but not so much the color. A little cream paint will be just what the doctor ordered. With my plaid sofa, the green is just too Christmassy.
Speaking of Christmassy, the green accent wall will be the first to go! I really liked it for awhile, but it is just too much. I had been toying with the idea of jumping onto the neutral furniture bandwagon. In fact, I even had buyers for my current furniture lined up. I had narrowed down my new sofa choice to two.
I even covered my furniture with white sheets for a few months to get a feel for it. In the end, and at the moment, neutral is just not me. I really like my furniture. I love my furniture. With that being said, I still want to tone things down a bit. Neutral paint, no accent wall, a few painted pieces in cream. More live greenery.
So, this week, our house looks like a disaster zone - typical of painting time. I'm looking forward to getting it done and having a fresher space. There are some big events happening at the Bluebird house this summer and I will share that news with you later this week.
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