Friday, August 22, 2014

The New Year

Most people on the planet make New Year's resolutions on January 1. As many times as I have tried to do this (and follow through), something about being at the very beginning of the dregs of winter really zaps my Can Do! spirit. My New Year really starts at the beginning of the fall. I get super energized by the coming cool weather (maybe because I'm rested from a summer break) and I'm ready to hit the ground running. 

I always start by doing a huge fall cleaning and purging and then I get my list of new projects ready. (Fall is the perfect project weather.) Since I had a really great summer doing little fun projects with my children, I'm excited to jump into bigger projects for myself. At the top of my list is redoing my bedroom. For the past 2.5 years, I've been waking up in a gross box of yellow and brown. And it ruins my morning. Every Morning.

In order to crush this soul-crushing, I'm finally going to follow through on something that I've been wanting to do FOREVER: paint my furniture a beautiful navy/cobalt/ultramarine blue. (I've mentioned that I have problems with color assignations- maybe someone can tell me the name of the color that I've looking for.) Anyway, I was thinking of going with olive green walls (ala LGN) but I think it would end up being too drab. Our designer friend Anne-Marie reminded me that I've been wanting to do lavender walls forever, so that's been floating around in my brain for a while. I don't want it to be too bright (Easter Eggy, as Anne-Marie said) because I'm looking for a little more soothing. 

A-M sent me this- definitely more soothing.

I'll take some before pics and keep all our readers posted. I'm going to paint the furniture first and then tackle the walls. Ugh. It will be a lot of work but it will be worth it to not wake up in a sad yellow dungeon every day.

Happy Weekend and Happy New Year, Friends!

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