Saturday, December 4, 2010

Between two celebrations!

Thanksgiving came and went so quickly!  I had just washed put the paper products in the garbage before I started flinging pictures off the walls getting ready for the painting to begin!  

Remember these samples I painted?  Well.......after three attempts to find a grey color I could live with and deciding that we really weren't red people.  We ended up with this...

Green.....I couldn't be happier.  It is so pretty and soothing and if all the pictures were hung back, I would be even happier.

OH, and if the house were decorated for Christmas....yea, that would help too...oh, and if presents were bought and wrapped and under that non existent tree....then I would be really happy!

We'll get there.....the painters still have a little bit more to be finished and actually Russell hung some pictures.  Three......and a mirror.  That's progress!

If you're wondering about this ...I've decided the quilt will look just fine in a green room.  Just fine.

I had the responsibility of keeping the two disobedient, badly behaved dogs out of the way so the painter could actually paint.  While he was painting in the living room, I kept the dogs in the kitchen area with the doors closed.  Below you can see that Jack didn't appreciate that one little bit.

The kitchen and all that area, we painted the same color it was.

When they're ALL finished and ALL the pictures are hung.....maybe we'll put up the Christmas tree!  I mean we do have grandchildren coming starting on the 16th!  Maybe I really should think about buying presents.

A word of advice......don't start a huge project before or between big celebrations!


Loui♥ said...

the colors are gorgeous!!
everything will come together just fine..
sit back, relax and take a deep breath!
can't wait to see everything back together,,i know it will be beautiful!!
warmest hugs!!

Debby@Just Breathe said...

It looks wonderful. I love green. You picked a great color. I am working on things but I am not rushing, Christmas decorations will get up before the 25th!

debi said...

Love the green! I have it and and eggplant in my living and dinning area. Never had a green anything till we added this and I love the warmth of it.

You are indeed brave having projects going into the holidays. I look forward to seeing the tree and decorations :-)

Gigi said...

It'll all come together...just like magic! ;)

It's looking beautiful!

Needled Mom said...

I do love the green!!!!! It is very calming, isn't it?

Yes, that is a lot to tackle between two celebrations. I hope that you can feel settled before long and get into the swing of Christmas before the kids arrive. Good luck.

Dawn said...

It's a beautiful color of green. I need my whole house re-done. Ain't gonna happen any time soon!

No shoppindg done here yet - no cards or letters will be going out. Just lots of rehearsing and other various and necessary things. Tire!!

Tonja said...

My friend, I love the green! Sucha calming shade! I did not remember about the quilt, but I surely do like it! Perhaps you can find a pillow or shams in that shade of green, too. Be sure to post a piture when you get it all finished! I know you are glad to be almost finished! And guess what? Christmas will still come if you have a small tree set up on a table somewhere instead of getting out all your decorations. Don't let the stress get to you!

Midlife Mom said...

Love the green! Exact same color that I have in my house with a pale yellow. I agree, very soothing. Everything looks so nice and fresh, don't you just love it!?! The dogs are a hoot, my cats act the same way, Noodles wants to help the painters when they are here. Big help, NOT! ha!

Anonymous said...

Love the colors
great picks
You will have to get that tree up and post some pictures

Poolside with the Girls said...

You were so smart to test out the colors like that. Love the green it's lovely!

The Life of Carol said...

I think it looks great! It's real warm looking. you will get it all done and it will be beautiful.

The Life of Carol said...

I think it looks beautiful. It looks real warm and homey. Now get that Christmas tree up!

Carrie @ Cottage Cozy said...

I adore the looks wonderful! Naughty puppies! lol

The Hatcher's said...

Looks great!