Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Choices, Choices, Choices

Mornin' y'all...
Quickie update on the progress:
There is some!

I am happy to report that ALL of the walls and ALL of the trim and doors have been sufficiently primer-ed.

In large part to Scott, an avowed wall painting hater, who rolled up his  sleeves and finished the last 3 remaining walls before sundown.

I think he took pity on me, as I was simultaneously painting the 2nd coat of primer on the trim and keeping one eye on the darkening sky outside.

Since we removed Eva's light fixture, I work in daylight only.

Well, I could bring in lights, but it always casts shadows 
and I end up being paint blind.

So, 6 hours of painting later - and one heck of a flair up in my carpal tunnel - and I'm ready to put color on the walls today.

Light Pink?

Design Dazzle
Light Blue?

Light Green?

Light Aqua?

Preserving Home Basics
Obviously I am not one of those people who takes the time and forethought to paint different colored swaths of paint on the walls.

I pick a color and go for it.

Some things never change!


Eva and I debated the merit of each color last night, 
as I laid in bed with my throbbing hand propped up on pillows.

She actually surprised me by grabbing one of my magazines and announcing "This one!" - while pointing to a page filled with pictures of something similar to the look I'm going for.


Now, trying to explain to her that it won't look EXACTLY like that, 
but a spin on that.


Not sure if she understood that part.

And we really never decided on a color, because she went back and forth a couple of times.  I told her what colors I had here - what I could accomplish by mixing colors - and when she fell asleep with her head on my shoulder, we were both still up in the air.

Hopefully, she'll like what I come up with.

So, I guess I'll go assume a zen-like state of mind in her room 
and see what speaks to me.

And hopefully she'll be okay with it.

On a brighter note, in case you missed my announcement on FB, 
we found out my first grandbaby is...

I made up the cute little vignette above for Savanna 
to announce her news on her Facebook page.

My hands shook while I was putting it all together.

All of a sudden that cute little bump had a name...

Natalie Paige.

And then I got to see more than a little bean...

And it hit my heart just how far North Carolina is from here.

I admit, I cried thinking of this itty bitty girl.

But still...

Now there's a huge bunch of other things to think and daydream about!

And there are planes, trains, and automobiles.



It's gotten light enough to paint, so I better get at it!


  1. oh..All those colors are beautiful...I don't know if I could choose either...Ugh..whatever you do will look amazing...and again...congrats on your sweet little granddaughter..:)

  2. Congrats on the new little grand girl! I didn't know you had a grown daughter. How exciting!! I have one of my grand girls here today. Snot and all.
    Can't wait to see the room reveal.

  3. Congratulations on the baby to be. I live in Ohio and 4 of my grandchildren live in Colorado. I spend alot of money on air fare. It all works out. Where ther is a will there is a way.

  4. Congrats on your grandbaby news. I can't wait to see what color you choose for the walls. Baby that hand, that is the worst pain ever.

  5. Congratulations on the new baby girl Laura!!!
    The room will be beautiful all the colours are luvly... waiting to see what you come up with.
    Sorry about the hand :-/
    Hugs, Gee

  6. Congratz on becoming a grandma! :-) All the best wishes for the delivery and hope she will be healthy! On the colour-thing, I would go for light-green. Or should I say I went for light green? It's a fun colour that isn't girly-pink but does match wel with all the girl stuff that will enter the room! And I just love the feel you get in a green room, very calming. But, in the end, it's completely your choice! Goodluck and can't wait to see the end-result. Greetz Dee

  7. I love that you and your daughter are choosing colors together (at least you won't get all the blame if she doesn't like it!). I'm as excited as you to see it completed!

    I LOVE the name your daughter chose for her baby! Very pretty. And aren't ultrasounds so much more sophisticated these days? I couldn't even make out a baby in mine!


  8. wow.wow.and wow! a girl :))) and a new room. catch-up soon.


  9. I hope she pinks that light pink.

    But you may want to go read about colours and how they affect moods, they are powerful and it may effect your decisions.

    Congrats on your newest family member, how precious and sweet newborns are to a family. Hugs to the Momma, and hope you get to hold her soon.

  10. Congratulations on that baby! And see, you've got a lot accomplished in that room.

  11. Congratulations on your soon to be granddaughter! Oh I can't wait to see what color you picked!

  12. Congrats on your new grand baby - how wonderful. Can't wait to see what color you decide on. You have me in suspense....

  13. Sooo excited for you!! I'm hoping that since I have two boys, that God will bless me with all grand daughters!! :) I can't wait to see how the room turns out!! So fun!!

  14. This room is gonna rock!



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