This week was Spring Break for my kids. No exotic beaches, fun trips or anything fun for us at all. Nope, we decided to play an exciting game of "Pass the germ"! I know, you are all jealous of all the fun we have here at the farmhouse. What can I say, we know how to spend quality time together.
Now in this game, I was just supposed to be the rule keeper. No puking on the floors, keep all temps normal, when you pass "Go" shut up and take your medicine. You know all the usual stuff. Oh no, this round, they decided that I needed to play along. So before the Drama Queen retired to her death bed, I started this project.
Here is my living room. As you can see, I take great measures to keep it clean and tidy. Yes, yes, I know. Merry Maids keeps on calling to offer me that supervisory position based on the neatness of my house. I know it is kinda hard to see even though the pic is so brightly lit. The walls are yellow since that is what color they were when we bought the house and I have yet to change the color. In fact, when I have repainted, I matched the same yellow. The color is "Lemon Chiffon" by Sherwin Williams. Not only is it very easy to repaint with the same color and not miss a spot. It also shows my level of imagination and creativity!
There are 4 windows in the room which doesn't leave a whole lot of room for displaying all the artwork dispersed around the room. The poor fireplace just kinda serves as a catchall place for any junk that I just don't know what to do with. I do love the couches and tables in here though. Of course, I don't have a pic of them! The couches are brown leather with nailhead and wood trim. The tables are iron and wood scrolled with glass tops. The drapes and valances my sister and I made a few years ago. They are still really pretty, just too dark now.
We also have this massive entertainment center that absolutely does not have to stay. Usually there is a flat screen in here, but it is in the tv hospital right now. We won't even venture into the foyer area right now since that is a total disaster. Remember, my stellar cleaning?! It is really evident in there!
So, while the kids were happily playing, I cleared out the room and repainted. Of course choosing a color was no small task either. I wanted something light and neutral since I do change my mind quite often. A color that would make the darker furniture pop out against it, not blend in. After driving the poor SW guy crazy mixing different samples of paint for me, I settled on the same color that I painted in my bedroom.
You can see all the sample colors on the wall on the right that is still yellow. The color is Killim Beige by SW and kill 'em I will if there is ANY drawing on these walls! I also did the hardwood floors since I haven't done them since last summer/fall. I use a refurbishing kit on them about once a year. You have to wash the floors first. I can't tell you how wonderful it is to be so close to wet wood. If only you could can that smell. Kidding, kidding.... The next step is to spray the floors with a neutralizer and wipe into the floor. Then after that is dry, you apply the sealer. So each section of wall that I painted, after I did the floor area in front of it.
When I was on my deathbed, my son graciously moved everything back into place for me. Now that my vision has cleared and I am not just running through the room to get to the bathroom, there are a few places that will need a second coat.
Do you know what happens when you are on your deathbead?! Your baby sister brings you gifts! Sherbet and candlesticks! Your loved ones can always use the candlesticks to hold a vigil around you praying for your wellbeing. Hence, you cannot have enough candlesticks!
Aren't they gorgeous???? You know what else? They totally fit in my scheme of wanting to be Yvonne @ Stone Gable when I grow up cause she has the same ones!
You can see them in this tablescape. BTW, I'm looking for some of those dishes if anyone has any idea where to get them. My sis is so sweet and thoughtful for getting me them in my time of strife and despair. She has grown up to be so wonderful, which is amazing since she was such a brat when she was young! LOL!
Thank You Muchly Sam!
Now that I have recovered from the typhoid, I am ready to do some more! I actually did do something else too, but you are just going to have to wait til next time we meet....
Nar lagai Dia thu!