November 15, 2012
You Win Some, You Lose Some
This past weekend I got to thinking that I just didn't have enough on my plate with a kitchen renovation, Thanksgiving and a Christmas party about a week later, so I decided to also start working on my mudroom. Really. Sometimes even I can't believe me.
I had it in my head that I was going to paint the mudroom the same neutral color that most of the house is painted and that I was going to paint the woodwork a shade darker to help hide all the dirt that accumulated in a room named after, well, wet dirt. Good plan, right? Saturday I put two coats of paint on all the trim. Even while I was doing it, it felt wrong. Then I sampled the wall paint next to it. This room was not making me feel happy. The entire rest of the house makes me feel happy. This room that I usually enter when I come home was sucking the joy right out of me. I had just wasted an entire Saturday and created more work for myself. Not gonna lie. That sucked. Losing.
Then inspiration struck in the form of a mixing bowl, some old chippy wood legs and a friend that helped me see the light and next thing you know I'm repainting the trim (three more coats), painting the walls a happy shade of jadeite green, finding happy colored knobs to hang our things from and finding fabric in my stash that brings it all together perfectly. Like it was planned. Which it wasn't. But let's pretend anyway. Winning. So many details to tie up in the next week. Just a little peek today but I can't wait to share it all.
P.S.Thank you so much for loving on my big girl with me!