Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Happy New Year! One last one for 2013.....

I know I am cutting it close, just under the wire. I was going to do this earlier today and then go out this evening and enjoy sometime with our running group, but fate stepped in and decided I should come down with the stomach flu. Well so much for best laid plans.............so after stuffing myself with turkey soup and crackers I am feeling somewhat better.......hopefully:)

The last few weeks of the year have been hectic as it is for most. I wasn't totally into the Christmas spirit with not having all our children around. We did have our daughter Kait home and talked to Jane up north, we skyped our son from afar......and that had to be the worst, knowing what kind of Christmas he was experiencing for the first time in his life......but it is what it is, but not what every other parent, wife, husband, brother, sister, was experiencing who have military family. It will be a wonderful world if and when we can ever live without war and live in peace. I wonder if WestJet and Santa could fill that wish! So onward we go into 2014 with hopes and dreams for a better future for one and all......

So this morning before the plaque took hold of me, I had a mission to complete.......I had a vision.................BM 2108-40 Stardust.......yes painting a new color in our living room. It was a big commitment......but like they say "it's only paint".
I did remember to do the before photos, and really there was nothing wrong with natural linen, and pashmina, but a tad boring.......and nothing seemed to "pop" on the walls.
Steve enjoying the heat.....

Sorry but I can only do neutral for just sooo long......


The hubs left for work at 7, and the games began.............paint brushes, drop cloth, trays, "tape", ladders and away we go>>>>>>>>oh and a gallon of BM Aura Eggshell. I really should work for Benjamin Moore........oh ya right "I do!" What a great paint! It really is true, and I am a hard customer to please! But it is true what they say. I really can't say anything bad about the paint. I am not a professional painter so I do not know all the tricks of the trade but I have opened a few lids in my day. There are certain techniques that work better with Aura but being the non-conformist that I am, I painted like I always do and "wha-la" success!

I think for this long plain wall I am going to get some
floating shelves in black, and then a place to put those
chatkas, and knickknacks, and then I am going to
paint a picture for the wall.
Betcha didn't know I was a artist as well!
Front Entry table
Well, that's it for 2013 my friends,  I wish you all a goodnight, well wishes for the coming year, may you have much happiness in your lives, know the meaning of love, and find comfort in the everyday simple things.........be well, be happy, be content.

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