Thursday, November 25, 2010

A heart filled with thanksgiving!

Most of All

Thanksgiving Day brings to mind
the blessings in our lives
that usually go unnoticed:
a home that surrounds us
with comfort and protection;
delicious food, for pleasure
in both eating and sharing;
clothes to snuggle up in,
books and good entertainment
to expand our minds;
and freedom to worship our God.
Most of all we are thankful
for our family and friends,
those treasured people
who make our lives extra special.
You are part of that cherished group.
On Thanksgiving, (and every day)
we appreciate you.

Happy Thanksgiving!

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Painting progress - Sunday...

You can see the paint color compared to the primer. This makes me happy!

So weird, but I love him that way.

Doing a great job!

Coco is not happy that we are still painting.

Blue skies and sunshine seen through the skylight.

The worst section of the ceiling painting area. Of course, it got saved for last...

It's no wonder my neck hurts.
Getting this painted FIRST tomorrow...

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Painting progress

I could not have done this without Blaine's help today...

Was great to see the immediate change in the paint color ~ even with the primer.

Yes, I normally paint in my bare feet (and I prefer gardening that way too)...

So much brighter and that's just the primer.
Praying for good coverage with the paint tomorrow ~ just 2 coats, please!

A funky picture of our skylight. Earlier today it looked like 'snow' as I looked up.

Friday, November 5, 2010

Painting project frustrations

There are some days when you wonder if you really should tackle that painting project on your "to do" list...
The very dark blue ceiling in our bedroom...
(made a brighter blue with the flash of the camera)

A more realistic view of the ceiling with the natural lighting.

Spent over an hour trying to tape a painting line ~ which then decided not to stick to the walls...

Trying again with blue tape plus the plastic to protect the walls from paint splatter

However, even the blue tape wouldn't stick to some areas of the wall...
I hope it's still up in the morning!

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Light and Bright!

Progress is much slower in the kitchen "paint" makeover, but I'm finally to the last details... So much brighter. I didn't realize how dark the kitchen was. It's a really happy and peaceful place now!

The color is vanilla custard ~ a warm, light yellow which is not really reflected in the pictures...



Blaine and I have scrubbed everything and it looks so wonderful! However, it's so clean we don't want to make it messy right now... Looking forward to holiday baking and just spending time in the kitchen. Amazing what a change in paint color can do! Now, to paint our bedroom ceiling and then the laundry room. Hoping to be done in one week.