Monday, March 20, 2017

Progress

Happy first day of SPRING!  This is my happiest day of the year, no lie.  The thought of flowers and grass and gardens and warmth just fills me with delight.  Be gone dreadful winter!  Aren't you loving it too?
So here's an update on all those things I have been working on.  I finally finished the wallpaper. There are a few more details that we are working on so I'll just give you a teaser photo.  I wish you could see the beautiful celadon green, (I think it was called livable green from Sherwin Williams) that I painted the wallpaper with.  I absolutely love it. The color changes with the light. I tried taking photos in bright sunshine and on a cloudy day but to no avail. I just can't get a true color in the photo.  Hopefully I'll be able to get a good photo for the reveal of this tiny space.  It truly is the smallest entry ever. Just room enough to swing the door open and then either turn right and up a few steps to the kitchen or straight into the basement, but it was a bear to wallpaper! Dangling over the steps on that ladder made me feel like a real daredevil. 
 Secondly, the quilt I have been making for my sweet son in law came back from the quilter and I was able to bind it and it will soon be on it's way for his birthday :)  My quilter is Kathy at Stitch by Stitch and I always love her work. She makes my amateur quilts look like a million bucks!  At least to me ;)  It's big enough for him to wrap up in, (queen size for my 6' 3" ish SIL!) and is extra snuggly with a blue checked flannel backing.  I can't wait for him to open it!
 The antique mahogany server is installed under the new tv.  See my amazingly artful attempt at hiding cords?  Ah well, it's a plaster wall and the husband doesn't want to drill into it.  I'm ok with that.  Getting rid of the giant bookshelves and entertainment cabinet really opened this room up!  It looks so much bigger and brighter now.  I'm loving it all. 
It's good to have those all finished, now I have another list to work on, but not today.  Today I take it easy and wimp out because I have a bad cold.  I always feel guilty if I'm not working on something, so illness gives me an excuse to veg and be a baby about things.  I was able to whip up a batch of brownies to nosh on, because medicinal chocolate don't you know,  and now I'm headed for a Netflix binge and lots of fluids.   Hope you are enjoying your first day of Spring wherever you are!

8 comments:

  1. The green looks so pretty in the entry!! I know you must really love that.

    The piece of furniture you got for the tv is just perfect. You could hide those cord with cord covers if you wanted to but really...they aren't noticeable to anyone else.

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  2. Chocolate is definitely needed when one is not well!
    Wonderful quilt, and the celadon green looks very elegant.

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  3. I hope you can get a good picture of the green in your entry. I really like that raised wallpaper. Love the piece under your TV. It really fits the spot and looks great.
    Your SIL is going to LOVE that quilt. It is just gorgeous...nice job.
    Have a great night- xo Diana

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  4. Hi Kathy. Happy first day of spring! I love spring too. The quilt is great and I love the wallpaper!

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  5. Happy Spring! You HAVE been busy! I love the quilt and I know it will be treasured and your wallpaper is just fabulous in that lovely green. Everything is looking just terrific!

    Happy Spring!

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  6. Beautiful celadon wallpaper ✔️➕

    Beautiful quilt ✔️➕

    Beautiful vintage server with well disguised tv cords above ✔️➕

    The only problem is having a cold on the first day of spring. Drink lots of liquids and get better soon.
    🌷🌷🌷

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  7. Such a pretty green!

    Such a pretty quilt!

    Sorry you have a cold on the first day of spring!

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  8. I love the wallpaper and the color you chose! What a great quilt, I know your SIL will love it! Get better soon!

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