The weather is ridiculous in Minnesota this winter! I should have lots of time to tat since we are not spending time outside, but I'm on a little break and doing some major home organization as well as hitting the gym 3-4 times a week. On top of working all day. I just don't feel like doing much of anything by the time I can sit down and concentrate! (I am, however, eyeing up that new Lizbeth Twirlz thread . . . )
In any case, it's SO cold here that schools are closed for the third time this month. Due to extremely cold wind chills. We have a wind chill advisory in effect until tomorrow . . . it's about -30+ degrees Fahrenheit out there. And we are supposed to get this again next week. With +30 temps in between, mind you. Nothing like a 60 degree or more fluctuation over just a few days.
I think it's so cold my phone can't compute the weather!
Monday, January 6, 2014
2014 is off to a good start with projects! Though not tatting or sewing, I did manage to get a room painted - much to my own delight. I have hated the colors of this room since we moved here 8+ years ago, but we chose to do all other living areas and bedrooms first.
This room was painted blue and gold - not my colors, but I guess if one has bolder taste . . . It was good for them. There was a wallpaper border at the top of the blue wainscoting too, but in my haste to remove it I forgot a photo. I could not WAIT to cover that blue, but started with the gold walls. Textured gold walls.
Here's a close up of the colors that have nearly driven me mad:
Yuck. Why would anyone . . . ?
Getting there . . .
This is more to my liking:
A few finishing touches are still needed to put back a little color, but this more boring color scheme is much more soothing to me :) But shoot me if I ever think painting this wainscoting again is a good idea. There are so many crevices to cover!
And while I was at it, I re-painted these little antique sewing drawers into a piece I want to use for jewelry.
I wasn't crazy about the whitewashing job that was done on them when I purchased them, so I thought I'd paint them while I had all the painting stuff out.
And then when I saw all the drips and thick paint, I decided to distress them a bit. To cover up the new flaws I created.