Sunday, June 10, 2007

Three Weeks Later...

Okay, so it's three weeks later and we are hanging up our paintbrushes! Just for comparison, I found some older pictures so you can get the idea of what we had before: blah off-white everywhere. It's so much fun now to see the new colors on the walls: not terribly bold, saturated colors, but colors none-the-less. THE FAMILY ROOM BEFORE (Christmas 2006) THE FAMILY ROOM AFTER THE DINING ROOM BEFORE (with John before the Swedes/Americans SVF party in 2006) THE DINING ROOM AFTER THE LIVING ROOM BEFORE (with Jed's parents post-wedding last summer) THE LIVING ROOM AFTER Pretty simple, really. Like when you get a new outfit for the first day of school, or a fresh composition notebook for a new class, changing the color of a room (or two) can renew your spirit. A chance to start anew, a chance to get rid of dusty, cluttered shelves and give things away that not longer are wanted, needed or desired. A chance to start the morning with sun streaming through freshly painted window panes. And, yet again, to find out that the spouse you married all those years ago was a good, no GREAT, partner in painting once again. (Even if he did think he did the windows and doors better than I did, and that I was odd for wanting to paint the front door black -)

8 comments:

melissa said...

how lovely. i want to curl up on your sofa with a cup of tea, in front of that beautiful window full of sunshine. what a great job!

melissa said...

fyi: there are new pics from the wedding up on the site! :)

Jed and Anne said...

Surprisingly, I think that this looks fantastic, and I am not freaked out by it at all...it looks great! Your hard work (and dad's) has paid off. It really does look like a new home, and it looks like a very lovely home at that!

cellothug said...

Looks great-it is so much work! PS-Love your library pics-are you free in August to help me set up my classroom? ;)

simplicity said...

Looks WONDERFUL! I love that window in your living room, looks so welcoming and wonderful!

Nice work!!!

Ingrid said...

I love the new colors! You really do have a pretty home. I'm glad to know you like to check my blog. I'm going to put a link on my blog to your blog! :)

Jed and Anne said...

Looks great! How about the front door

The Lindahl News said...

That last comment....was it from Jed? (Otherwise Anne posted twice)
The color of the black door is just right, but that paint was too streaky...we're still working on it.