I had to share these pictures from this weekend. The rotary sander is LOUD. I mean really loud and it shakes the floors throughout the whole house. We were working on the living room and I guess Logan was tired. He dragged his blankie into the living room and was out cold despite the machine running in the same room. I don’t know how he slept through that. Maybe he likes the vibration in the floor, like a car ride to a baby.
“It will probably look better in evening light.” “The floors are probably making it look brighter.” “I’m sure it dries much more muted.” “Blue isn’t so bad. It’s kind of soothing, right?”
I made these excuses and more on Sunday. We wanted a nice, pale, smokey gray for the office. I found Heavy Goose from the Martha Stewart line and thought it was perfect. I spent the whole day painting. Over the course of the day I started making the above excuses. I hoped if I just got the whole room painted it would work out.
Finally when the first coat was finished I had to break down and admit it. The color is wrong. It’s nowhere near a smokey gray. It’s blue. Nursery baby blue. If you are having a little boy or really love pastels, I’m sure it’s a lovely color. But it’s not at all what I had in mind. What a waste of a day. It won’t be staying. This will be a shared space and I want it to be somewhat masculine. I don’t know when it will get painted or what color I’ll use but it will change.
Any thoughts? Suggestions for a new color? Have you ever picked the wrong color? Did you live with it or repaint? Did you go with a totally different color? Or just tint it in the right direction?
A package arrived at the new house yesterday! I knew exactly what it was when I saw the box. Last week I won the Lilac Saloon giveaway on love, chelsea lauren. I opened the box to find a beautifully wrapped lilac package. After admiring her beautiful wrapping job I opened it to find my new lovely flower clip! It’s so cheery and was the perfect way to start a long dusty afternoon of floor sanding.
Did I mention how pretty the back is? It may even be my favorite part. Please excuse my disheveled appearance. I couldn’t resist tucking it into my hair for a photo. It’s a great size to accent a bun.
But Megan wasn’t done yet…
A bonus surprise! Some beautiful flowers for the fridge in our new home! Oh my gosh I LOVE them! They are the perfect pop of color in our dreary kitchen and I love how lush and full they are! Megan! Why are these not in your shop?!
So thank you Megan! You made my week! If you want your own flowers, stop by Lilac Saloon on etsy.