Don't you just hate it when you forget to turn off the alarm on Saturday mornings? Well, that happened today and now I'm up at my usual weekday time and I really needed to sleep in. I have been burning the candle at both ends and the dark shadows under my eyes almost make me look like I have black eyes.
I cannot believe this past week. I haven't had time to post and I've barely had time to visit with my bloggy friends. It started with Parent Teacher Club meeting on Monday at my daughter's school, then the start of piano lessons for Baby Bee, then Back to School Night at my school on Wednesday, to many projects for both PTC and my school in between. Good thing dance doesn't start until next week. Last night we went to the big city as soon as I got home to buy dance clothes for Baby Bee, dance shoes, paint for a special project, and a ginormous trip to Costco. And now I'm up at 6 AM. It's still kind of dark outside. I should go watch the sunrise, but I'm just not that motivated to do that.
So, I oh so casually mentioned we bought some paint. Did that catch your attention? Are you wondering what project I might be tackling?
(This is part of the long bookshelf. See how it's a dark green? That needs to change too, but not today. The curtains are staying because I LOVE THAT FABRIC. When we turned the dining room into our library we didn't need as much bookshelf space out in the sunroom so I now store dishes, etc. behind the curtains.)
Well, I have been wanting to make some changes in our dining room/sunroom. When we first moved in here I turned the sunroom into a garden themed room. We had a custom bookcase built all along the wall underneath the living room window. I had bent willow furniture and lots of dark greens, bright florals, and white/ivory in there. I had a loveseat in a seating area and a little table set up for games or projects. It really was a very cheery room. Do I have pictures of it somewhere? I'm sure I do, but they are not digital and..........um..........true confession, my photos are NOT organized at all. I vow every summer I'll get them organized, but I always find something else to do instead. So, I digress, which I tend to do. Why am I telling you all this? Probably because it's 6 AM and I'd rather be in bed sleeping, oh and that I can't show you what the room used to look like.
Okay, okay, I'll get to the point. We turned our sunroom into our dining room because the original dining room was WAY TOO SMALL. Oh dear, I'm still not getting to the point. I need a latte.
(I told you it was still dark out - not a lot of light to help with this picture this morning.)
So since we turned the sunroom into our dining room I have not worked on many projects out there. It's time to start s-l-o-w-l-y. Today, I am painting my china hutch and Worker Bee is pouting about it. Worker Bee gave me the china hutch for Christmas many years ago. We are big buyers of unfinished furniture so he finished it. He did a lovely job, but his feelings are hurt because I want to paint it. I feel bad for him, but it needs to change. I'm pretty sure he will live.
(yep, still fairly dark outside)
The outside will be this gorgeous mossy green and the inside will be white. I'm toying with the idea of buying some lights to put on each shelf - the shelves are solid wood. Just don't know yet. I have some crystal stemware from when we got married and I have a lot of Depression glass. I think I'll paint it first and then see.
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Thanks for buzzing in for a visit.
What are you doing this long weekend?
I've got lots more to share soon. Reader Bee's (my niece) birthday party is tonight, my husband's aunt just sent us the most gorgeous quilt, and of course, the transformation of the china cabinet. Hope you can come back soon.
Next time we'll have a quiet visit and we can share a nice white mocha. Sound good?
You're always such a delight to see!