Thursday, July 5, 2012
getting ready for the painters
We are having our guest bedroom and den/library/TV locale painted after 20+ years. I am changing the wall color from a taupe-y shade that changes as the light changes in the room ~ to a pale buttery yellow. The guest room is very dark due to foliage that has grown up in the neighbor's side yard and I think this light, warm color will do wonders. We'll see. But before Max the Painter arrives next Monday we have to completely dismantle the den.
There are about 700 books in the shelves that must be taken out, cleaned, thumbed through for crucial notes left over the years, and then stacked up in our bedroom to await (a) replacement in the freshly painted shelves or (b) relegation to a "take to the library" box. We talk a good game about weeding out our book shelves but what happens is books just get re-shelved somewhere else in the house. If we ever got rid of our books I think the roof would fall in.
If you happen to remember the post I put up about the "three twins" I would see on my morning walk, look at them now! This picture was snapped by my neighbor and fellow walker when she saw them in the market. They are three years old now and as cute as ever.