July 11, 2009

sprucing up

After nine years, it is time. Or perhaps, the time has long since past... and I am finally getting around to the task! I actually like to paint... but I need to be struck with motivation. And this week, motivation showed itself on my doorstep. And so, after nine years, my bathroom is no longer white... or even white with gray scuff marks.

I could stand in front of the paint chips for what seems like hours... mesmerized by the colors... dreaming the possibilities. I rarely take the little chips home with me... being more of an impulse kind of girl. I typically take the leap of faith that it will match... or be pleasing to the eye. It's only paint...

Armed with brushes and rollers and even a bit of tape, I set to work. Oh how I love opening that can and stirring 'round that creamy colored goodness... and making that first stroke on the wall. I even love the part when I stand back and wonder if I made a mistake in my choice of hue... Too bright? We'll see. But what I love most of all, is turning back and glancing at a section that has been completed. The part when I love what I see... and think about what will be.

This morning, muscles weary from wielding the roller and climbing up and down the ladder, I am happy. That it is done. That it is beautiful. That I am not afraid of a little color. That my little transformation cost only as much as a gallon of paint... and items I already had in the house. And... that I have a husband who never said out loud, in any part of the process Are you crazy? and that upon seeing the completed room only looked around and nodded, smiled and said It sure is bright.

9 comments:

Wendi said...

I LOVE the new colors...of course, I'm a sucker for painted walls (they just make everything else POP). I actually had these same thoughts when helping my sister paint her girly bathroom HOT PINK. We ended up loving it (and even if we didn't..it's only paint, right?). I also LOVE the feeling of getting one more nagging thing crossed off of my to-do list! Glad you are feeling inspired. It's always nice to accomplish something. I'm feeling a little behind on everything these days, but I know I will eventually catch up (and someday actually finish all of my saved blog posts!!) Lately when I have time, I'm not in the right mood, and when I'm in the right mood...I don't have any time (or energy). I'm hoping a kitchen remodel at the end of the month will inspire me to tackle some other projects!

Busy Bee Suz said...

Compared to white walls after 9 years, anything would be bright!!!
I like it!!!

jenn said...

ohh, i love the bold beautiful colors!! very nice--job well done! ;)

Grandma J said...

So beautiful. I envy your painting abilities and eye for color.

Kay said...

I love it! Not too bright!

K said...

I really like the colors.

carie said...

love it and to be honest...i'm shocked by the use of tape...you NEVER use tape! you are my paint idol!

Richella said...

It IS bright! And it is lovely! And doesn't it go well with your blog design? It is a bit of you right there in your bathroom. :)

Life with Kaishon said...

Oh my gosh. So pretty!