I’m thinking about getting some things done to my house this summer.
Last night when I couldn’t sleep I was thinking about different rooms and realized that the room I’m working in now is the last room I have that I haven’t done anything to. I still have the stairwell and upper hallway, and plenty of finishing things to do in other rooms, but this is my last room that hasn’t been touched.
One of the first rooms I worked on was the kitchen – for the obvious reasons. People either love my bright blue and yellow or they look at it and go, “Oh, you haven’t worked in here, yet.”
Well, yes, I have. See the grease stains running down the side of the cabinet where the stove sat previously. I scrubbed all those off – took, literally, weeks of scrubbing and letting it soak every night with some different harmful chemical on it.
I painted my kitchen blue and yellow because I love Monet’s kitchen at Giverny. When I was there I fell in love with the color scheme. Thank goodness I went years ago when you could actually SEE the house without your view being blocked by the hundreds of other tourists inside while you were. Obviously, my blue and yellow are a bit more brilliant, but I love the combo.
Every Dec. 19 I take pix of my house to chart my progress. That’s the day I closed on it so that’s the day I chose to do pix. Of course, I’m always decorated for Christmas then so it’s all the better for me to do it then.