Since Mary has been here a lot has been happening with the house. She is a big DIYer and has been helping—okay, let’s be honest, COMPLETELY DOING ALL BY HERSELF—with some projects we have wanted to get to but were unable to do for one reason (Linnea) or another (Linnea). :)
She painted the kitchen and family/dining room a lovely yellow (Benjamin Moore Hawthorne Yellow…which I had been privately fixating on for weeks)…
Notice the ugly vinyl blinds are gone…they will (hopefully soon) be replaced by some lovely drapes, which I still need to pick out and buy.
Also, not sure you can see it, but the blinds over the sink are also out of the way—ready to be donated to Salvation Army!
She also painted the windowsills a glossy pure white so they look brighter and make up for the fact that there’s no molding!
And behold, the front room—a fun grey-green called Gray Horizon (also Benjamin Moore) that I spent quite a while picking out at the store with pillows, pictures, and decorating stuff and the paint guy’s help. Originally I was thinking a gray with a bluish cast, but that ended up not looking right, so I kind of took a chance with this and I think it turned out really well!
All the walls look different in the different lights—throughout the day and with lights on—and even two adjoining walls look different at the same time. It’s kind of fun!
Lastly, remember this bush?
It used to be up covering the telephone wire and about 8 times as bushy! Credit is all due to Mary again, and she has the scrapes and scratches to prove it! You should have seen her inside the bush trimming to get all the blackberry brambles! And the delivery of all the 1000 POUNDS OF BRUSH to the local dump is another story I’ll let her tell on her own blog… :)