Thursday, April 22, 2010

Front Guest Room: Painting Walls

Before: Guest bedroom, Dec. 2008

I had been planning a grey/beige-ish color for this room, but during one of my recent trips to Home Depot I noticed a new display of Martha Stewart colors in the paint department and fell in love with a grey/blue called Winter's Day (MSL269).  I hadn't planned on buying paint that day, or on painting this room right now for that matter, but I had them color match the paint into Behr's Ultra paint with primer (oooh, creamy paint I love).  

I love to paint.

Yeah, so this is not a "ta da, this room is finished" photo.
But the walls look pretty.

I have never really *loved* this it's destruction and reformation is my next project...

...using pretty canvas (aka a new painting drop cloth)....

Yeah, if you're wondering if I'm crazy you're in good company.
Curt was apprehensive about my idea, but he's pretty pleased about how it's coming together, I can't wait to show you!

Having color on the wall sure helps the white furniture to pop.

Summary so far...



Wednesday, April 21, 2010

tree colors...

When I think of colorful tree foliage I naturally think of Fall...

...but wow, this Spring is giving Fall a run for its money.

Saturday, April 17, 2010


Spring has come and to my imprecise measurements it's tracking a couple of weeks earlier than last year.
Hopefully that means that this summer will get above Spring like temperatures.

The following are a bunch of pictures I have taken on the U of M campus over the last week.

One day this tree looked like this....

...and the next day it looked like this.  Amazing.

And I'll throw in a picture of our house just because it's so nice to see it without a layer of snow.

Last year was the year of the grass, this year we work on landscaping.

Friday, April 9, 2010

Happy Birthday Tony!

We'll see if I can find more pictures when I get home tonight, but for now...

happy 21st

to see last year's post with pictures, see here

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