I might need another run to the paint store… the dining room is blue. Really blue. Too blue. Too light blue. The paint swatch seemed a more masculine tone and yet when you place the swatch on the wall it does match up. But I’m not loving it. The stripes still need to get painted and maybe that will help. It is a darker blue. But I am afraid it is still too blue. Oye. Even Don agreed… It looks like Christopher’s room in the old house… all that’s missing are the Pottery Barn Wall Paper cut outs on the walls… Aye Carumba!
These pictures were taken earlier… now there is now blue below the chair rail as well. The room needs to dry overnight and then the painters will come back and work on the shadow striping… but I am afraid! I am very afraid!
(Below is Christopher’s old room … looks remarkably like the new dining room! Oh someone please tell me it will all be OK!!!!)
I do my best to update this daily… sometimes I am too busy. Or too boring. No more parties to plan and wrapping paper drives to chair. Now it’s time to redirect focus to me and us and our home. The painters started this week. HURRAH! My living room and dining room should be done by the end of the week! Yahoo! Remember my plaid panelled walls? Well they are no more!
They are gone gone gone and the dizzying pattern will no longer cause my stomach to churn! Instead I look into a room of clean, pure white primer! But it will be like that for not much longer! The dining room will be blue… Benjamin Moore San Fransisco Bay blue with shadow stripes above the chair rail and solid below
Blue Bayou (801) which will be a matte stripe and Ivory Tusk (OC91) below for our trim in both the dining and living rooms.
This is Benjamin Moore’s Lenox Tan (HC44) which also happens to be a Pottery Barn select color and will be on the walls of the living room. For a little drama and color the ceiling will be Mediterranean Breeze (799) which is in the same color family (pictured below)as the two in the dining room. I want the two rooms to have separate feels and yet flow.
The living room is right now being stripped of equally hideous wallpaper (I’m sorry I never got around to taking a picture of it) I am so excited! The final thing we need to do is to get a big comfy sectional for the family room so that we can put the couch back into the living room… in another couple of weeks we’ll be there and we’ll be able to entertain and have dinner parties and this Entertaining Mom is so very excited about that! I need to start planning some meals and appetizers and cocktails of course!
My holiday season has already started and our weekends are filling up. Cheer is in the air. I can’t wait to break out my Christmas decor and get the house smelling like the holiday season with balsam and fir and baking!
I grabbed a house phone with me since we have no cell reception where we live. Of course I grabbed one that had been off the charger. Typical. I drove down to the main road where there is reception and called the fire department non-emergency number. They told me they were sending someone over but to hang up and call 911.
The men were all suited up in their oxygen tanks and masks. Clearly they were not taking this lightly. As soon as we opened up the front door their super-sensitive CO/Gas detectors started sounding off frantically.
They opened up all the windows, doors, sliders, bulk head doors and brought these massive fans in to blow out the bad air and bring in fresh air. They did this until their readings dropped back down to 0. We would be allowed back in when all was safe and clear.
The fireman who came out to talk to us what completely taken by Alexander and his love for all firemen related things. He commented that the firemen noticed all his fire gear and apparel throughout the house and they loved his bedroom! Alexander delighted in that and was completely star-struck when the fireman talked to him. He had this wide, super-goofy grin on his face. It was precious!
(getting super duper sized fan off the truck to flush toxic air out of