One of my besties, Mellie, has accused me of painting things more often than changing my underwear. That used to be pretty much the truth but not in the last couple of years. I've been motivationally-challenged of late so, this summer, I vowed I would do nothing else before I painted Matt's over-needed room. It used to be nothing for me to wake up one morning, decide to paint a room, get the paint, and finish it in a day. Hummm, wonder where that energy went? Meno...what? they can't even let us have our own term of a life changing time without men being involved? Believe me, they don't want to be involved. This is backwards, but, after painting Matt's room and remembering that the hard part is the prep, I pulled the trigger on a new color for our front door. TWO WHOLE YEARS since I had painted it-unpresidented. I hummed and hoed about the color, there were wanted awnings that didn't appear, which were factoring in. In the end, I simplified things, matched the color of the siding on the color wheel, went two shades darker, and voila! Not thrilling but my thrilling is expensive; this was cheap. And attractive-kakhi.
In keeping with the backwards theme, here is Matt's room after. We went with "urban chic". He loves NYC and I have no doubt that he will live there someday. Black and white of the Chrysler Building above the dresser.
The huge, vintage print of Manhattan's landscape from Ikea had been sitting around a while waiting for me to get to it. What a great find it was; $100. It may seem like a lot but it's about 5'x3' and makes the room.
This is the blackmail color. When Justin moved out and the smaller bedroom was freed up, I bribed Matt into moving from a larger room to this one so I could have the big one for my "studio". I told him he could pick any color he wanted and could decorated it any way he wanted-shameless. For three years we could live with it. It got dirty and scratched and junky in there. He needed more room, furniture needed to be replaced for space.
So what am I doing with all this free time now? Putting together several reunions in hometown Texas for the beginning October. Yeehaw!