it is raining...
woke to the sound of rain on our farmhouse tin roof ~
sometimes that sounds gets into my dreams and turns into music...
... soft music.
then I realized it was pouring!
heavy slanted ice cold rain beating against our old house...
helping to remove years of crackled & chipping paint ~
will be another long-awaited project that will be finished up ~
our front yard & donkey paddock is saturated ~
but we need the rain for the wells and gardens.
I never complain about the rain...
I love it.
it washes clean everything and charges the air positively...
...and it's so very pretty to me.
soothing and calming to my sometimes overloaded senses.
|Nandina bush wearing her winter scarlet leaves & dripping with raindrop jewels ~|
so today, since the weather is just right ~
we will begin the bathroom project :)
I'll be removing everything from the room, washing everything down,
and then Peter will begin cutting in and painting ~ YAY!!!!!!!
while he is working on the walls, I'll be doing a little painting myself:
~ this little stand of drawers was made years ago by my brother in law Roy ~
it has served us well and instead of replacing it,
I will paint it in the same color as the wainscoting
and trim in the bathroom so it will look like a little built-in ~
|little porcelain knobs are perfect for what I have planned....|
this room is also the only room in the house that has linoleum on the floor.
...many layers of it.
Peter said he'll rip it out to reveal the hardwood underneath,
~ sand it and then polish it.
((oh I cannot wait ~))
|blech. oh and sorry about the dust in the corner....good riddance!|
We went to Lowes,
spent an hour in the paint department and decided on these colors:
in a semigloss for the wainscoting and trim
in a satin for the walls and ceiling
both by Valspar, both with built-in-primer
which will help cover the darker paint ~
|happy happy happy!|
I've been talking with my sister Louisea about window treatments,
and she suggested a roll up wood blind...
we looked at them at Lowes, but i don't think I like them...(sorry Lou)
Instead, I think I will do what my bff Joan did in her upstairs bath ~
she & her hubby Art hung a beautiful shutter on the window for privacy...
we have some antique shutters here that Pete will fit to the bottom half of our window for privacy, so the top-half of the window will still let in light ~
I will need to make a valance ~
I've chosen a beautiful crewel fabric that I was given from Kathy B.
a fabulous fabric...
the perfect shade of faded red with cream colored detail
it makes my heart sing!
|sweet chain stitching|
I think the pop of faded red
will lend nicely to the creams & whites that I'll use in here...
...what do you think?
well, I'm off ~
going to don my painters clothes
(read: old overalls and a t-shirt)
grab my brushes and oil up the featherweight machine
for a PERFECT, albeit soggy-day!
Hoping your day is filled with creativity & peace!
* Blessed be *