Refreshed living room paint. After:
FYI, my house was not built in the '20s, it's a few decades newer than that. The new paint is Mineral from Behr (Home Depot). Loved the two-in-one primer/paint, it covered really well in two coats. It's a beige-gray, and although I knew it was going to be lighter than the green, I definitely expected it to look like colored walls. Alas! the only reason I know for sure it is not white is because the mantel is white. Other than that, I love the new airy quality it has brought. I repainted the black parts of the fireplace (including the brass door frames), and am planning to paint the brick surround. I was going to paint it white but now I wonder if it will be camoflaged, so I'm thinking perhaps white wash. What do you think I should do? Since I haven't decided yet it has not gotten done. It definitely has to be painted, BFJ and I were a bit liberal when we re-mortared the bricks. Oops.
You may or may not have noticed that I refreshed my blog header. I also added a bunch of blogs to the sidebar. I find artistic blogs so inspiring, whether they are cooking, photography, knitting, paper crafts, or other arts. Check 'em out; I hope you discover a new blog to tickle your fancy!
Speaking of family news, my sister and her husband are expecting a little girl in early summer! If you know of any fabulous baby-related knitting patterns, please let me know. I am on the lookout. If you know of any fabulous crochet patterns, you can send those too, as Nana is looking for projects also. I am also on the hunt for the perfect cardigan or other sweater to knit myself; I have my eye on a couple from the latest issue of Knitscene. Red, of course.
I was going to do the 365 project but I missed several days in January because I simply had the blahs and could not get myself out in the winter light. I may start another month. In the meantime, I am thinking of doing the photo scavenger hunt. I wish I'd started that in January, I know an ideal tombstone or two!
PS Thanks for all your comments on Finding Contentment!