Ken drew a name out of the bucket this morning and the winner is Lynne Riley! (I think that's how you spell your last name.)
Send me your address, Lynne!
Congratulations! You'll love the book.
Thanks again to everyone for playing.
And now...here are some pics of the two rooms we've painted.
First, a reminder of what the office looked like before...
Yay! So much better!
Mind you, the decorating is not done, and I'm pretty sure we've decided to paint the closet doors gray like the walls. You see that lamp with the red base over there in the corner? The accents in this room will be red...I have another red glass hurricane lamp that will go in here, and all the pictures going on the wall are black and white photographs I took that I had blown up. I'm painting the picture frames red. Maybe a rug with mostly red in it will go on the floor. I'll see if that's too much or not. And when I get tired of the red, I can change it to practically any color. Lots of colors look good with gray. So there you have the office.
On to the dining room...
Remember the blue? This is how it looked before we bought it...
Before - blue wall.
Before - blue wall behind the stove.
Ahh...I feel so much calmer.
No wall decor here yet, and the trim still needs to be painted.
It's dirty and scuffed and needs a fresh coat.
Really, it's made all the difference in the world to us. We love it so much more and it feels like our own more too with each thing we do.
We have some decorating to do (hanging of big pictures and clocks and such) in the living room next. The walls in there are already a nice tan color so no painting is needed there. There is a bedroom upstairs that needs major attention with painting and things, so maybe we'll tackle that sometime this winter. Of course, the kitchen remodel will be done, but that's next year in the spring/summer time-frame, and then there's the deck outside. Those are the major things we still would like to do. We're going to rest a while right now.
Other goings on...
I started making a crochet shrug. This is the first armhole/side. I'm using some DK/Sport yarn I had in my stash. Word to the wise: I wasted a bunch of time first trying to make this in a worsted-weight yarn. It didn't work. It was way too heavy and bulky and I knew I wouldn't wear it that way. It's much better in a lighter-weight yarn, as per the pattern. I'm having fun with it.
This is what it will look like when it's finished.
You can get your pattern HERE.
It's by the fabulous Sam of Betsy Makes.
Love her! ♥
I hope you're having a good week.