Monday, October 23, 2006

My day off

Cindy said...
Inquiring minds want to know...what you decided on?

Well, Cindy, since you asked I'll tell you. Saturday morning Nickel didn't get out the door until close to 10 am so my day didn't really start until then. It's not I couldn't have gone out for coffee without him, I just didn't want to. I got dressed and just spent the morning relaxing. After he left I went to the ATM, drained the account (just kidding, but I did get some money) and went shopping. My first and really, only stop was at Lowes. There I found the color I wanted to paint Peanut's room. "Bonita Berry", it's a Dora color. Very bold. So bold I could only do one wall pink.

But standing there I saw an aqua color that I just fell right in love with, it's name was Cool Aqua. Here's a couple of pictures I took this morning. I was sitting down trying to get a good angle. I missed. Oh well. You'll just have to deal with it, I'm not going to take a million pictures of my living room just to find the perfect angle! The lighting at 7:30 am isn't the greatest either.

I was actually pretty sacred after the first coat that all my green plants (like the calla lily pictured here) and it's pot would clash, but in real life it doesn't. I guess the aqua paint and the greens have similar under-tones that they actually look pleasing to the eye. Even the blue chair looks fine sitting next to the wall. Of course the pictures don't do it justice. You'll just have to take my word for it or come over and see it for yourself!


The pink in Peanut's ballerina pictures (taken last year for Christmas) really pop and my hallway is red and the look good together. Who knew that red and aqua were actually nice compliments to each other. Well, obviously the last bride I had because those were her colors and impressed me. The hall has been red for several years now. I would have never chosen the aqua to go next to the red without seeing them in the wedding last month.

So, that's basically what I did on my day off. I painted two of my living room walls and one of Peanuts. While the paint dried I watched Pride and Prejudice and Just Like Heaven. I also watched several TLC programs and cleaned other parts of the house. I was very very relaxed and ready for the work week to start on Monday. I might let the two of them go out of town again someday. Just not soon, I like the rest of my walls. :-)

10 comments:

Anonymous said...

looks awsome!!! but where is the picture of Peanuts room???

Aunt Jo said...

wow who knew? red and aqua??

Jenn said...

Sounds like a very pleasant day off. :-]

Cindy said...

Very pretty! Great job! I'm glad you threw some relaxation in the mix.

Girl said...

I am SO impressed. It took TF and I THREE WEEKS to paint just the bedroom. And I STILL don't like the color!!

Congrats on fitting in being productive and watching chick flicks all in the same day :)

jo(e) said...

I love that color. And I am impressed at how fast you got it done. (When I buy paint, it often sits for weeks before I get around to painting ....)

uncle joe said...

What am I gettin' fer Christmas?
Huh?

Leslee said...

Uncle Joe, you are getting something very special. I cannot tell what it is because I want it to be a suprise! You'll have to wait like all the other children.

Badoozie said...

very impressive! and bold!

eija said...

Wow, you've been busy!

Should I have the house for myself (please, Lord, make it happen!) I'd spend it by being lazy, playing the piano and guitar and singing... I would certainly NOT do the dishes, clean up the house, do laundry... not to mention paint ANY walls!

A hat tip to you!