First a knitting preview… the Old Penny Cardigan is finished!
As soon as it finishes drying and I can get my photographer during the daylight hours I will have a post about it with modeled photos. I will say that I am much more pleased than I expected, and that the errata, such as it is, is really not that bad and is confined to the fronts only.
And now a house preview. I am on the last room of my big painting project (the bathroom is going to wait until we can afford to redo it properly, I suspect it may be my Christmas present this year.) I am still incredibly sick, so this room has been slow going, especially as I had to remove wallpaper. Here is the room before painting (but after wallpaper removal)
And here it is this afternoon, before the final coat of paint.
I had to adjust the levels on this photo (it was looking very blue green on my monitor, and it isn’t at all) but it looks close on my screen now. The color is “terrarium” by Martha Stewart paints. Green is (obviously) my favorite color, but after painting many rooms in many houses green I have come to realize that it’s always best to choose the darker option, lest you end up with slimey looking walls (ask me how I know!) This color looked too dark on the card, but on the walls it is just what I wanted! The tiles in the fireplace are a blend of green and rose, and I think this paint compliments the green better than the previous pale blue wallpaper.
About the fireplace… the previous owners painted the entire thing, including the tiles, white. Most of the paint is off the tiles and they look great, but I still need to paint the grate/screen thingy (what do you call it in old gas fireplaces like these?) All the other screens in the house (which are identical to this one) are black.
I am unable to sleep when I’m sick, thus the late night posting. I’m also doing a lot of thinking about what I want out of life… doing this work on the house has brought up old dreams that I forgot about. I love old buildings and am passionate about their preservation and restoration. I also love design, and for a long time wanted to be an interior designer. I would love to find a way to combine those things in a job… or something. Ah… who know, but thinking about it is fun!