It’s been nearly a year since my son moved to his own place. His decorating choices in his room here were interesting and caused me to wince every time I walked by.
The Boyfriend’s mother is coming into town next month for her 48th high school reunion and I told her she could stay with me. We still haven’t finished the wood floors in his guest room and concrete is pretty unwelcoming! As a bonus, I thought this would force me to finally get Jess’ room cleaned up.
Last week I had a rare afternoon off from work and decided to tackle the wall unit. It had previously been painted a deep burgundy – something which my son had talked me into because I talked him out of burgundy walls (which is just crazy in a dark, north-facing room!). Let me tell you, I wish I had just painted the walls! The woodwork took four coats of Benjamin Moore self-priming Wood & Metal paint and there is still some touching up to do here and there. I thought I’d never see the last of that burgundy!
I very happily started putting my DVDs and sewing books away last night. Next I’ll be spraying the closet doors white to match (I used this as an excuse to buy a pneumatic spray gun). After I paint the walls, I still have to make a new duvet cover and a couple of pillow shams. All in all, not an unmanageable amount of work.
On the sewing front, I’ve cut down the dress from Kwik-Sew 3616. I had been looking for some interesting coordinate to use for the neckline binding when I discovered that the border from my paisley top matched perfectly (without the orange stripe, of course) – and I have just enough left!
And, BTW, if you’ve tried to call me and I haven’t called you back, the screen on my phone is all wonky again! The insurance company has threatened me with cancellation because I have dropped and ruined so many of these stupid Razrs – I think this is number 5. Which is why I buy an inexpensive phone to begin with!