This has been a good month. In past years, I sit and think to much. I am so glad this year, I have been busy. In fact, this has been the fastest January I can remember. We finally finished our big project. We painted the living room, kitchen, the hallway the entry and the dining room, last but not least the laundry room. I painted the island as a last minute project. I am so glad I did. I have a few before pictures but not really good ones so these will have to do.
We had just finished half of the kitchen in this picture. It has the old flooring and carpet. You can see above the hutch, how brown the walls were. My bedroom is even browner. It took three coats of paint to cover the brown. What a hard job!
Now its all white and the floor and carpet is finished. It just makes me so happy every day I walk in here. I have always liked bright and sunshine colors. I like white because I can change the colors of my accents and not have to change the room.
I haven't worked like this since when we were getting the other house to sell. I think it feels so nice to think I will get to enjoy it for awhile. I have never really been a house beautiful type. We always had so many people and animals in the house I just wanted functional and easy to clean. This was stretching for me in every way. I still want functional, and I still like a house that people want to come in and visit and stay awhile. So I think this fits the bill. Hopefully though, this weekend its nice enough I can go work in the yard. I have been in the house way too long.
Now the update on the rug project. I was able to finally start the background. Its a lighter background that I originally wanted. I wanted a black background. I ran out of wool to dye and only have bits and pieces not any big enough for a background. I ran out of black dye and the only piece I had big enough for a background was light so its a light background. I like doing background because its just auto pilot.
Its a cute rug I think. I am having the worst time with my hands though. I don't know if its because I panted so much but at night my hands ache so much I can hardly sleep. I can't even hook at night like I normally would do, because my hands just hurt. I don't know if its cold or just too much over use. I hope this goes away soon.
I hope you have a wonderful weekend. I am so happy to be here this weekend. I have to take a break from painting.
I hope that its a wonderful weekend for you wherever you are in the world.