Back in the Swing of Things January 3, 2013Posted by Toy Lady in Home, random stuff.
The holidays are over, which means a couple of things.
On the one hand, yay, the holidays are over!
On the other hand, it’s Back To Work time, which is never fun, especially after a couple of long weekends.
And on the third hand, I’ve got a new bathroom that needs painting – a bathroom that’s connected to an entry way, that’s connected to a living room. . . I’m sure you can see where this is leading!
I don’t know, I guess The New Year is something of a time for reflection. And for planning, too, especially in the “self-improvement” category. I’ve already quit smoking (7 years ago last week!), and we’ve got the dog in obedience training. Sure, I’ve still got to lose weight (I certainly haven’t done very well in that regard!), and I really am going to try harder.
Then there’s the house. We’ve been chipping away at it for years now – replacement widows and doors a few years ago, the deck, appliances, a new roof, the fence, getting rid of the gosh-awful carpeting – and now, of course, the new bathroom.
Wow, this house sure is needy!
So I’ve painted the bathroom walls walls a lovely shade of, well, the name of the color is “arrowroot” and I have no idea why.
The paint card looked kind of blue-ish. And when Peeps looked at it, he thought it was sort of gray-ish (but in a good way) (I think). And I put it on the walls, and I’ll be darned if it doesn’t look more green-ish than anything else.
I know, weird, huh?
I had plans to start painting the baseboards and the window trim this evening, or maybe tomorrow (“bone folder” and “hemp,” respectively), but, alas , it seems that there’s a tiny little leak under the sink.
The contractor came out this evening to look at it, figure out what the deal was, and it needs a new thingamabob, and he’ll be back tomorrow to fix it.
There goes my plan for painting. I guess it’ll have to wait for the weekend.
In the meantime, I think I’ll start thinking about what color to paint the front entryway, because that’s next.