Today all of us felt well enough to leave the house. Please be sure to read this as: Mom is going bat-shart crazy being stuck in a house with 3 sick people, 2 of them being whiny children, oh and the baby was there, too. So we went to the local home megamart and picked out some paint colors. It took about 15 minutes to realize that my 4 year old is not any less annoying in public when asking a question every 30 seconds than at home. We desperately need a baby sitter to go pick out paint colors, sad, but true.
I think by randomly flipping through some flyers we found a nice blue for our bedroom and bathroom. It’s almost white it’s so pale, but it might actually go with our nearly 12 year old bedspread… and if we ever change that, well then it will be so white it may not matter. Fingers crossed. I keep going back and forth on our kitchen/dining room, thinking of orange and turquoise. I’m just not quite sure how to do it. I don’t want it to be neon, but I want it to be WARM. Know what I mean? Bright, cheerful, etc. Any decorators out there?
I think we’ll go with a neutral color for the living room and whack some bright stuff up on the walls. I’d love to do that everywhere, but my husband wants some color. The hallway bath is going to get some sage paint that my mom had leftover. Waste not, want not, right? There’s not enough for much of anything but a tiny place anyway, so we’ll use it up on the 1/2 bath. We used some of the paint leftover from the laundry room to do a peek-a-boo closet for the bathroom upstairs. The walls are cream, but surprise! It’s purple in the closet!
Once we get all the paint picked, then we’ll get down to really decorating, and I can’t wait… but sadly, I must. All I DO know is that we will not be putting pink on the walls, despite my 4 year old’s desperate desire to do so. Love her to bits, but not enough for pepto-bismol vistas.
What about you? What are your favorite combos or ways to decorate? Suggestions for our kitchen/dining? We have medium oak cabinets, and yes, they’re staying that way. I like country with a throwback touch (think mason jars, but not kitsch) and again, the orange and turquoise is the general idea, there’s large white tile covering most of the viewing space under cabinets, so that area to paint is VERY small but the dining room is huge and the ‘hallway’ runs from the outside of the house straight through both rooms with a massive wooden archway… and… GO!
What? It could happen.