Thursday, July 27, 2006

Painting day

Happy Thursday! I have six solid hours to myself today, and I’m going to make the most of them! I knew I’d want to, I just woke up this morning knowing I’m going to do some painting. I’m going to work hard, and get the family room finished. I can do it!

The hardest wall to do will be the wall by our kitchen table. I’ve put a picture here for you to see the ‘before’. It’s going to be a little tricky because I can’t take the cabinet off the wall, and I’m pretty scared of getting any paint on it, so I’ll make sure I tape around it and paper lots of it. I also have to take all the plates down and I’ll have to take out all the hooks holding them up. I don’t want to end up with all the little fittings painted into the wall ewww.

You can just see the hallway to the front door and our bedroom door behind. That was one of the first areas I painted last year. I have noticed when I’ve viewed the pictures on the computer, the green colour actually looks somewhat lighter. It seems to look a little like a spring green, but it’s actually more of a heritage green colour.

Also, I’ve included a picture of a lovely surprise I received in the mail yesterday. Karen (who is another of the girls I travelled to Paducah with) sent me a lovely toile fabric with a really pretty card. Karen is the other girl I gave an Irish Chain table topper to. It was such a sweet gift from her, thank you so much Karen!

Eileen commented on the quilt in yesterday’s picture. It’s not one of my patterns, it’s from Thimbleberries club in 2004. I normally have a different quilt there on my coffee table, but seeing the picture there makes me think I may actually make that quilt again, because it fits just perfectly there.

Lastly, apologies for not travelling thru more blogs in the past few days. I only have a few blogs in my bookmarks, and our webring host seems to have a problem right now. I promise I’ll catch up when things are back to normal. Hope everyone is having a great week!


Cynthia said...

Good luck with your painting. Are you doing all the painting yourself? If so, that's one big job for one person.

Do you have any thoughts yet as to what you might make with the toile fabric?

quiltpixie said...

I have a room or two that you could practise on if youd like... :-)

EileenKNY said...

On my monitor the color actually looks almost like a sage green.
Have fun painting, and petting your new fabric. Any ideas what it's going to be used for?

Laurie said...

good luck with the painting...not one of my favorite things to do! lol...neither is housecleaning which i why I am on here!

ForestJane said...

All your painting is looking really good! I understand completely about your problems with the furniture, not being able to move it and having to paint around... I have a large waterbed in my bedroom, and in order to paint in there, I'd have to drain the thing. Uggh.


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