Friday, August 27, 2010

Paint in my bones

Paint and I have a love-hate relationship.  It's one of those things that I feel compelled to do.  When I decide to paint a room, or a piece of furniture, I get butterflies in my stomache.  Not because I'm nervous, but it's just so exciting to choose a color and pull out a clean paint brush.  By the time I'm halfway through a project, I'm just sick of it!  But wanting to see the final product keeps me going, and a few weeks later I'm ready to start something new.  

Since my daughter was born almost a year ago, I've done almost no decorating or renovating. (which usually involves paint).  Since I decided to dive in and paint my china cupboard, it feels like the floodgates have burst open, and the need to paint every surface in sight it tormenting me.  

I'll show you my lovely white cupboard soon, (this is a sneak peak!) but here I'm already deciding on colors for our bedroom, which hasn't seen anything new in about six years...

I'm so excited about this quilt, but I ran out of Kona for my sashing, so I guess it will go on the shelf for a few weeks.  Hey, that means I can start another one!


  1. Ha! That's just how I am too. Can't wait to get started and am ready to flip out in the middle. I can't wait until the day I tear off all the tape and clean up and put the house back together. I swear "never again" but soon am dreaming of re-painting something else.

    Glad to know I'm not the only one :)

  2. Beautiful color! One of my new favorites!

  3. Ooh, pretty! I am just starting the redo process of our master bedroom. Ordered the new Origins line of fabric and will take paint color cues from that when it arrives.

  4. I'm totally with you on "hey, that means I can start another one!"

  5. I'm not usually drawn to the blue family of colors, but these blue-greens are just gorgeous! What are the fabrics lines you are using? I think I need to get some of them :)


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