Well, as with most things in life... from time to time we all need a "little work" done.
In this case, it's our century old home that could use a little bit of fresh lipstick and a smattering of rouge. So with that in mind we ventured out to a local paint store yesterday to buy several gallons of paint to freshen this old lady up.
Admittedly, she's grown tired of the white and green trim she has been sporting for the past decade (and so have I), so much so... that we wanted something a little more "classic" looking, you know something that will carry her through the next decade in style!
I believe Brian and I made the right decision yesterday when we chose two colours for her trim that we think she'll adore. She currently has a black, gambrel roof, white vinyl siding (yuck) BUT her old (somewhat) crumbly bricks are in gorgeous shades of warm, barn red and coppery oranges.
She deserves something that will compliment her basic good looks and perhaps garner some admirable glances. When's she's done, she may even receive a compliment or two... goodness knows it couldn't hurt at this point.
I do have the feeling that my neglected flower beds may start to voice their complaints upon her completion - so I just may have to dig out my garden gloves and get to work on overhauling them too.
Ah summer... I can't wait to greet you!
I can't wait to enjoy you this year because it feels like I haven't really known you these past seven years.
I have struggled and wrestled (both mentally and emotionally) with this decision since October, 2011. The end result (though extremely hard to admit) is this... 2012 will be (for the majority) a time spent with my family, in and out of our home, in the garden and on occasion in the studio working on new pieces.