started with the corner kitchen cupboard, the quarter circle shaped one. I
blame it on our eldest son. You see whenever he comes home, he starts unloading
his stuff on the kitchen table, his laptop being the most important item, apart
from his mobile, of course.
situation in our household is thus: we’re strapped for space (I know everybody
says that, but we really are, house-floorspace amounts to appr. 85m²/915sqft,
which obviously does not include the studio, or garden or garden shed etc, kind
of small living avant la lettre) and
in the kitchen the corner cupboard houses a socket, so when our eldest sits at aforementioned
kitchen table, he needs juice for his laptop and the cupboard doors open, to a Black
Hole. I had at an earlier time repainted the outside, a high gloss white,
contrasting even more now with the interior look. I was so fed up with this
dark corner sucking up all the light and looking so uninviting and gloomy……..So
I bravely decide to paint the inside a pale chalk blue; I say decide as if I had
chosen the colour, which I hadn’t beforehand. I can only choose when in the
store with the actual pots of paint there before my very eyes…..and after a lot
of deliberating, doubting, walking back and forth, I all of a sudden make up my
mind and pick the colour! Of course once back home, I’m second guessing my choice,
but having lost my receipt, ignore these feelings and carry on boldly: first removing
everything from the cupboard, yikes, cleaning, painting everything a glossy white
– only because I still had some - as I
am pretty sure the pale blue will not cover the blackness, finally, after two
layers of blue life in the kitchen has improved, not least because all the
plates, cups, bowls et al can go back
in! The men in my household are very patient.
Now that I
have the paints out and am in painting mode, I am also painting door frames and
windowsills, kind of at random, but hey, lightening up the house…..lightening
up my mood to boot.
gets a different treatment: wall-paper-gluing newspaper articles of interest
plus a couple of photo’s I like. All of this is leading up to where I am today:
in the midst of redecorating and restyling The Dwelling!
|Sweet Otter just carries on sleeping where ever!|
|Some of the stuff is neatly stored in these containers|
|a reminder of what OBK's room looked like.....|
|some (I'm not naming names) try to carry on as of nothing is happening and they don't offer to help|
|maybe I won't repaint every room, |
|then again, I think I have|
|more and more, the beings drift all over the studio; things start to get messy, disorganized, unruly......duh, this is just a phase I say to self|
|aha, a hole in OBK's wall; Julie got me thinking about their need for privacy, so I am making a bedroom for him behind this wall! |
|a small terrace, at last a small space has achieved some sort of peace |
|the state of the studio this afternoon, me in near panic mode: will it ever get done? if so, when?|
|yes, a proper doorway has been made for OBK|
|a wall hanging for his bedroom, recognize this Jude?|
here He is, lying on his new bed, allowing us a sneak preview
visual story spooling out of your huge imagination! So creative.
Love your story mind!
well I don't know about triumphant Dana, I certainly feel relieved things are starting to look back-to-normal and cosy once more
Well if I lived nearer to you Nancy I would most certainly come and lend a hand in sprucing up your place, if you so desired;-)
some days child's play is all there is Michelle
absolutely Debbie: I have tidied up so often I manage to lose stuff; so much going for letting things lie where they fall, hahaha
oh the blues have really done wonders here and in my kitchen cupboard; for a few weeks the painting bug was so severe I felt empty inside and naked without the brush in my right hand and the tin in my left, Dee; things have calmed down once again, or otherwise we'd have blue toilet seats by now!
I would like to take full credit Patty, however not all the stories spring from my imagination: the Dwelling's inhabitants have a large say in everything happening here, so they are really the creative ones.....
ah, I guessed you would Jude, and thank you! there is also some of Dee's silk in there too.....