Paint Away

 

I have lived in several homes that were all white or all tan, and they were ok, but I prefer color. My youngest son thinks my decorating style is strange. Well, kiddo I like it strange. Color is cheerful. 🙂

Here are a few of the many paint samples I have chosen over the last couple decades. I like color.  I have definitely painted my share of walls. I have more to paint but keep stalling. I am getting tired of painting walls. 🙂

Pineapple = Dining Room(yellow)
Leaping Water = bathroom trim (light sea green?)
Gargoyle = outside projects (grey)
Chicago Sky = basement main room(blue)
Antarctic Ice = laundry room and guest room (light tan/white)
Edge of Night = my creative cave top half of walls (light grey)
Pledge of Allegiance = my creative cave bottom half of walls (medium purple)
Aztec Rouge = kitchen at our Puzzle House in my hometown (red-brown)
Flirtation = kitchen at our Puzzle House in my hometown (blue)

Here are a few examples.

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Top= Edge of  Night,

Bottom = Pledge of Allegiance

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Chicago Style (blue)

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Pineapple

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I think the most difficult color to paint is red! We painted our hallway a deep red with white trim at our other house and it looks elegant but boy the paint can show brush strokes and such. I think I will stick to accents of red. 🙂

I love the names they give paint. While I look for the color I want, the name tends to pull me to the shade of color. Do you know the names of your walls?

 

 

 

 

 

Dimension of Color

I used a recycled piece of wood from hubby’s scrap pile. I sanded it and painted it with acrylic paint.

I colored the color page out of a book I have. I cut up into shapes.

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The fun part was doing the quilling decorations. I am new at the quilling process. I love it. I hope to make many more with the quilling design. 🙂

I added the hanging bead work to the wood.

It is proudly hung on my living room wall. 🙂

 

Happy New Year You All

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Thank you all for following my blog! I value everyone of you! 🙂 I wish you lots of good health and happiness in 2017.

Reflecting on 2016:

It was good to me and to our family. No complaints. Though I didn’t accomplish what I wanted to on a professional level, I am happy with what I did. I think I have found the way to improve that for 2017. 🙂 Positively positive on that one! 🙂

I like to reflect more on the positives than dwell on the negatives. We all have those negatives but if we learn from them than they can be seen as more of a positive.

I think.

If we didn’t have negatives than life would be kind a boring, right? Just don’t want those really bad negatives, like death, and such.

Soooo, I like that word, soooo we had an eventful night last night. The oldest son married his soul mate. 🙂 They didn’t want anything fancy, in fact, they probably would have went to the judge if big sister hadn’t looked into becoming a minister to marry them. 🙂 She did a great job! 🙂

And being the artsy fartsy girls we are we also made some simple decorations. I think it turned out well. Other than the new daughter in law’s family lives far away, later down the road they are going to have a reception near her family. Road trip!

Gives us time to save! 🙂

It is what they wanted.

They know what they want, we can not make those choices for them. I wish them lots of good health, happiness, and many years of wedded bliss! 🙂

Forgive some of the blurriness, for some reason I move the camera when I take pictures now. I think I am going to have to set it on sports action all the time. LOL.

New Years Eve Agenda:

Our fun for the night is staying in. Hubby and I did purchase some beer. We laughed because we bought the beer with the cute cans and not the quantity package. LOL. We were like, oh, what can we create with those after they are empty! I’ve rubbed off on him. LOL

Cheers, stay safe, and be happy!

 

Peaceful Swinging

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My swing is up! Thanks to hubby! I have had that swing for years. Originally was going to hang it at the Puzzle House but since we are not there as often I brought it here. We have the perfect porch for it. I wanted a privacy wall though because the neighbor’s kitchen table is right there. I felt like I was spying on them. Or maybe that I felt like they were spying on me. 🙂

I need to paint the privacy wall. We are changing the porch railings to a grey. I have yet to decide to paint it grey too or come up with something unique and pretty.

It is nice to go outside and relax!

Love swings!

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Hubby is going to put up another privacy wall on the end there as well. Eventually, we are putting up a fence and don’t want anyone jumping into the backyard from the porch. 🙂

I am getting a little writing done on my second book. Not as much as I would like but at least I am writing. The Creative Cave has cooled down with the cooler weather. I think I write better when it is cool. Basements are good for that. 🙂 Perfect spot for the cave!

I did not get around to posting my Halloween decorations so I will post those and the Thanksgiving one. I don’t like to skip Thanksgiving, too many pretty colors and we should be thankful for all that we have. 😉 I didn’t decorate much outside so no photos there. Hopefully, next year add to decorations for outside.

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Love having a fireplace to decorate! 🙂 The cats only attempt once in a while to get the decorations. They don’t like the water bottle! Or me clapping my hands loud! It is kind of fun. 🙂

Happy writing or whatever you are doing today! 🙂

This Little Teapot

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I drew these teapots several years ago in college. I had them in a sketchbook and decided to finally put some color to them. I decided on watercolor pencils. I have always enjoyed doing the cross-hatching technique so I did that with the pencils. I have yet to put water to the color but will do that soon. I was anxious to hang them up and put some décor in my kitchen.

This is what it looks like hung up. 🙂

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I have plenty of room to add more which there are a few more drawn in my sketchbook. I would like to find some teapot pieces to add dimension to the space. I picture copper ones that are half a teapot. I know I have seen those somewhere.

Eventually, I plan on painting the kitchen a different shade of yellow. It needs touched up. The house is only five years old but I believe several families lived here in those years so it is in need of repainting. 🙂 All in time.

I bought the picture frames at the $1 store. I had to laugh at how cheaply they were made when I placed the drawing inside. I just hope someday they don’t fall down on someone. 🙂 Hey, they look alright. I might even paint the frame a shade of orange later. Still pondering that one. 🙂

I love decorating, just wish I had plenty of money to do it. Don’t we all? 🙂

Have a great day! The sun is shining here and a wonderful 49 degrees. Crazy for January.