Holy guacamole, Batman!What a couple of weeks.I feel like I’ve been holding onto the tail end of a train with my feet flying parallel to the tracks…With work, The Kid’s school and activity schedule, trying to sell a house, classes, blogging, reading, writing reviews, ignoring my WIP, yada yada yada. You get the point.To sum it up, I’ve been incredibly busy.
I won’t bore you with all the details, but I will show you some pictures of one of the projects I’ve been working on.As you can see from the two “original” pictures, I LOVE color.Unfortunately, most of the potential buyers who have looked at our house do not.Or more specifically, they don’t like my colors…So, I’ve been using my weekends to splash a bit of bland on the walls…
This room was originally The Kid’s room (this was after I had started taking the kites and other stuff off the ceiling and walls).Of course he has moved onto the upstairs bedroom and a much more “sophisticated” look (I know we will eventually have to repaint the black wall in his current room covered with neon spray painted graffiti, but we will deal with that when and if someone makes us an offer on the house).After the move, this room was dubbed the “man cave” and housed the Xbox 360 and various other games.
I was worried about taking the monkey off the wall, but it actually came down a lot easier than I anticipated.Here is the after look (note – this is with the spare bedroom furniture from blue room pictured below)…
Not bad, but still kind of bland (to me anyway).
Now onto the spare bedroom.
I like this blue color.What I didn’t show in this picture is the tan comforter we have on the bed (was in the wash).Apparently this is too bright for some.So, we moved the bed and furniture into the old man cave and – –
And this is the end result (this is now a storage room for all the stuff we are boxing up).
Again, not bad.Just not my kind of fun.
Next on my project list is the craft room with the orange and yellow walls.I’ll post more pictures when I get to that one in a few weeks.Right now I’m booked the next several weekends with graduation, GRW writers meeting, and a trip to the Renaissance Festival!!!
Taking a page from blogger and social media guru, Kristen Lamb, here is a brief Mash Up of blog posts I ran across this weekend. I thought all were interesting enough for me to stop and read, so I’m thinking you might like them too.
Author Gwen Hernandez blogs about her “trip to jail” as part of the FCPD Citizens Police Academy program she’s attending.Lots of great writer information in this post.