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busy weekend

The parlor has now been diversted of all wallpaper, sealed, patched, primed, and coated with two coats of “Delicious Berry” by Behr (as copied by Sherwin Williams.)  It needs another coat, which I will be adding after I finish writing this!  New outlet covers have been purchased and are ready to go, and I am so ready to call the piano movers!  I love this color, which is hard to see here, but imagine a beautiful plum that makes the room feel cozy and warm.

I must love the color, because my current knitting project fits right in.

It occurs to me that my color tastes have not progressed much past the fifth grade, whenI was obsessed with all things hot pink and purple (preferably at the same time!)  Tempest is fun and easy to knit, and it’s going pretty quickly when I have the time – not often on this super busy weekend!

I also have a garden now… I can’t believe it either!

And closer…

My Mom (the gardening queen) helped out a lot here.  I wish I had a before shot, but picture a sad brown mess with scattered elm seedlings (there is an enormous 100 year old elm in front of the garden wall.)  We haven’t gotten to the other side of the walk yet, but fortunately we have narrow lots here!

I have also picked the other paint colors for the first floor.

Sapphire by Ellen Kennon paints for the dining room.  I’ve already bought my paint and will probably start here on Tuesday.

Chartreuse, also by Ellen Kennon, for the foyer.  This color changes between gold and green in different lights.  It’s exactly the same green as the lightest shade in the fireplace, and I think it’s going to go really well. This will be painted after the dining room, but as it is yet another wallpaper room it will be a challenge.  We are having a housewarming party at the end of August, and I hope to have the downstairs painted by then.  I am still wavering on the kitchen color – I love the bright kelly green I picked out, but I am being tempted by a wicked berry red which I love so much against the bright white trim.  We will see – I am filled with energy right now, I am making everyone around me tired!