I apologize for the lack of creative posts. It has been a l-o-n-g winter! My creativity and the view outside my door seem to be one and the same...dull and boring.
Between adjusting to widowhood and (what seems to be an endless amount of) gloomy weather, I've had little desire to do any decorating. One of the few creative outlets has been my mantle.
I appreciate that you have tolerated my (what seems to be an endless amount of) continuous mantle photos. I, like the weatherman, promise that there will be changes soon. But until then, here's a look at the state of my mantle today.
It reflects the weather outside---browns, creams, with a glimmer of gold (the hope of sun shining through the clouds/smog).
Tuesday, February 26, 2013
Wednesday, February 13, 2013
Friday, February 1, 2013
Several months ago I had the opportunity, along with several others,
to help give some friends a home makeover. It was a fun experience!
One of my favorite transformations in their home was the fireplace. The original fireplace was rock. The rock was dark, multicolored, dated, and had been colored on by their children. It was in desperate need of an update.
I was so excited get my hands on it and give it a coat of paint
but several of the other volunteers didn't agree with the idea.
Luckily I've met with opposition on paint makeovers before
(usually with my own family members) so I knew just what to do. . .
I used a primer/ paint combo along with a paintbrush and roller.
In less than an hour the fireplace went from dark and dated
to fresh, clean and modern.
Even the naysayers thought it looked awesome!