Saturday, August 30, 2008

Project Therapy

What have we been doing at the ole' rainy night ranch? Well, in order to keep our hands and minds busy so that we don't notice how quiet our house has become without Noah (oh, and Brittany too!), we have begun painting everything that we come in contact with while playing the stereo at the top of it's lungs. (I know. Stereos don't have lungs per-say.) If you happen to pop over, don't stand still to long or somebody will probably paint you as well. Just a warning...


Riff tackled the bathroom a month or so ago. The paint color is "Aspiration" and I love it. We still have a long way to go in here ~ new counter tops, mirror, towel racks, flooring, yada yada, but it's a start. So much brighter and fresher.


Our house was built in 1955 and has the original tile in the bath/shower that we were trying to match. I think we came pretty close.


Shilo decided she wanted a big girl room now. She bought herself a new bedspread, sheets, pillows, nightstand and artwork, then bought a gallon of paint and went to town. (Dad and I finished it up for her, of course!) Her paint color is called Madison Road and is a really pretty jade color. It looks darker here than what it really is. Once we find (or make) some curtains, she'll be all set.

We're working on Dustin's room right now. He picked "Windsor Moss". It's a dark green, but really pretty especially when the sunlight shines through the window. (Yes, we did see the sun for a few minutes today!) Then we will move on to the guest/craft room before doing the living room. After that, I'm thinking some wallpaper peeling in the dining room and kitchen is in order. I'll keep you posted.


The craft room (okay not room, more like corner) has been busy also. More baby blocks keep emerging from my sewing machine. The Cooper blocks are an order from my etsy shop and the Noah blocks are for...Noah. He turns 1 next Sunday - without Grandma & Grandpa to sing happy birthday to him, I might add. (a tear may be sliding down my cheek right now)


I've been trying to paint a "On A Rainy Night" sign to hang above my computer but other things keep taking precedence. I wonder if my family's getting tired of eating dinner with the guest being this wooden board?

There's some secret knitting projects going on in the evenings as well as some embroidery that I can't yet talk about. Keeping busy, busy, busy, but we know all to well that our Noah isn't here. We also know that he is perfectly fine without us ~ it's Grandma and Grandpa who aren't fine without him. Wah!!!
Enough of my pity party. I promise not to whine anymore. Well, at least not where you can "hear" me...

Anybody need anything painted?

10 comments:

tipper said...

Everything looks great!! I know you all are still missing the little one though.

And anytime you want to paint-just come on-you can start on any room you want!!

Twisted Fencepost said...

Looks like your getting a lot done, at your house. When your finished, let me know. We need to talk. tee hee

RazorFamilyFarms.com said...

I love that color! Beautiful!

Could you come paint my house??

Blessings!

Lacy

RazorFamilyFarms.com

Sharon said...

Oh I just love those lovely green colors of paint!!You have great taste...Blessings~Sharon in Salem

Stacey's Treasures said...

oophs! I think I spelled the word wrong, anyway my comment didn't publish.
I realy like your bathroom color!
It looks like you are getting so much done!

Josh said...

I just wanted to say I support you Paula, and wasn't a happy camper. I am writing this as the sun is setting here on the prairies of Illinois, and thinking of those sunsets I would watch from your porch. Ohhh btw I don't want you touching my paint in my apartment here in Chicago, I like it rather much as it is just the right tone to make it reflect the evening sunlight of the sun reflecting off the glass highrises around me and dark enough not to be blinding during the day! Thanks for the offer though!

LEArning4Him: Lea Family Homeschool said...

Yes, my stairs need painted!!!!! Bryan just took the carpet off them since we kept slipping on it. Do you have any cool ideas for a paint design? I'd like to use a purple and then paint what looks like a runner down the staircase in a lighter color and then stencil roses.

Sweet P said...

Wow! You have been busy in your house. I love the new colors.

Juliet said...

Oooh I love the paint colours, you've left me feeling inspired... I think I'll go and bake some scones!

Happy Zombie said...

I love, love, love your bathroom's new do! Between you and Kathleen... you're going to have me running to the paint store today!