Sunday, October 17, 2010

Waking the Sleeping Beast

My decorating monkey finally came back! Now I don't know what took me so long to get my groove back. It has been about 5 years since I gave up my obsession for decorating. I can't really say why, just that life got changed up and I got a little depressed and forgot how much it matters to me. This project has been too overwhelming and I had to step back for a while and wait for it to reveal itself to me. And while I was waiting there wasn't much else to do but sit up 'til 4 am (that's a lie, it was actually 4:57 am) blog hopping around the decorators bloggyverse. And the rooms I saw, and the craftiness and clever upcycling were just so clever and crafty and they filled my head with ideas. So many ideas that I became more and more confused. Dang, that wasn't supposed to happen! But I do want to share some of the amazing sites I have been visiting, hopefully I can do a links list in the next few days in my spare time. Right??!!

But today as I was pacing in and out of the house asking myself why on earth did I buy this gallon of Cityscape and that gallon of Sandpiper I spotted my inspiration pieces and my plan was finally revealed.

See this little whitewashed weathered wood table we built from our old recycled fence pickets a few months ago? That's really exciting huh?
And my frumpy PB Charleston style denim sofa that is begging to be dressed up in a new white slipcover?
And my weathered fence picket beach sign with the blue and sand and aqua... Those are actually my colors. They are all lined up here in those precious little Martha Stewart Living cans I have been stockpiling for the past 2 months.

Now that my plan has revealed itself I am in a huge hurry to get that paint on the walls so I can get on to the fun stuff like sewing curtains and slipcovers and painting furniture. I have at least 3 major furniture projects planned! Hopefully with tutorials if I can remember to keep that dang camera within reach.

The Blue Suede wall done!
This wall is probably going to change. The niche is going to be Cityscape and my black wine bar will go back in there.

I have a feeling this isn't going to be the quickie redo that I originally planned. It is nice to have my funky monkey back anyways!

Here is a little color quiz I ran across tonight. Big surprise, I am Blue! What color are you?

You are most like:

You are Blue

You are cool and soothing, with a hidden spontanious side. You are deeper than most people percieve, and you care a lot for those whom you surround yourself with.

Take this quiz: Which Crayola Box of 8 Color Are You?


  1. Hi! I deleted my blog. Too busy, ugh. Will be reading your blog though.

  2. Thanks for letting me know. I understand completely. I have a ton of half finished posts that I never get published. Still painting, and I hope to have this all done by the holidays. HA! Well let me know how your project is going, I would love to see what colors you decide on!


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