Friday, October 12, 2012

Still here...

You may have noticed that my blog has not been updated for several days.  During that time, we've had problems with our internet, illness and plus, I've been trying something different in the bedroom.

Oh my!  Maybe I should explain that.  LOL!!!

When we first bought our house in July, we tackled it with gallon after gallon of paint, new flooring, etc.  I quickly chose a shade of blue for our bedroom that I liked on the little paint sample, brought it home and threw it on the walls.  But our bedroom here is much larger than any we have ever had.  One gallon for just one coat of paint was not enough.  One corner of the room was a bit on the skimpy side.  Before the paint was even dry, I knew I didn't like it.  But at the time, we still had much work to do around the house so I felt it to be much more important to get it done than paint our bedroom a different color.

As time went by and dust settled in the house, I decided that I was not satisfied with the taupe that I had painted the living room.  For my standards, there was not enough wall color.  I'm a "red" person.  We had a carmel apple shade in the adjoining dining room and kitchen, Leighlyn had a rose in her room and Abi had candy apple in her bedroom.  Still, I lingered for more red in my life.  I settled on an Autumn Maple that I discovered at our local hardware store.  I painted three of the living room walls with it and LOVED it!  We've had compliments after compliments on it. 

I've enjoyed it so much that I decided that I needed to introduce some of it in our master bedroom.  I still needed to buy some more blue paint too.  I chose a royal blue that is considerably darker than our original shade.  "Love it, too!"  I painted three walls in the blue.  Then I painted the fourth wall completely with the Maple.  Since we had, for the most part, finished everything else in the house, I decided that it was time to romanticize the bedroom.  If you know me or have been following my writings, you know that I love, love, LOVE the Victorian style.  Picking up on that influence in my life, I decided to create a picture rail in the bedroom.  I painted the top 18 inches of the blue walls with the maple.  Stan will hang a piece of wood of some kind and design on the line that seperates the maple from the blue.  I still have one corner that I still have to finish painting with the maple.

Now our comforter is a blue, cream and beige.  It is not exactly my choice.  I wanted to hang our cranberry drapes and cream lace panels in the bedroom.  I have done that and they look beautiful.  As for the lack of red in the comforter, I have placed some red cushions on it.  We'll live with it for awhile and see what we think about that look...

So, now, I think you can see why I've been away from our computer for so long.


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