(Traditional Home 2012)
This is a bait and switch post.
I do NOT know what unlocks my creativity
in terms of design in my home.
to make matters more complicated,
I have entered a sort of indecisive,
hand-wringing stage of late
where ideas dart around and rarely land.
And so when that happens, the phone calls to daughters start
beginning with me saying
”Don’t hang up. I just want to ask you about my paint colors.”
If that doesn’t work, I text friends (Anna, Jenny) or email other bloggers (Karianne).
And so today,
after days a la Cinderella’s step-sister trying to jam her foot into the wrong shoe,
something broke loose,
and my creativity rebooted and started to flow naturally again.
I have no idea.
It just did
after doing the things I listed below.
Here is what I learned if you are ever faced with this stumbling block:
*Decide what you don’t like.
I eliminated a large portion of the
color choices for our guest bedroom at Sherwin Williams by scanning the board and saying
”No, no, no…”
* Once it clicks ,and you feel your creative juices flowing-
My house may be a big hot mess right now
because 4 rooms have been repainted in the last week
(my utility room is now cobalt blue),
but I am seizing the day.
* And finally, when I asked our daughter the librarian
if she wanted to come by during her lunch break today to
look at the white paint color I picked
(I know… I was really pushing my luck),
when she agreed,
I ran around the house 90 miles an hour
fixing her lunch
and putting things I thought would look good on the bed in the newly painted bedroom.
Who knew that all Sherwin Williams Snowbound
(Sherwin Williams 7004 )
in a room with lots of natural light was
a white coverlet on the bed
which I will be spray painting in gold leaf,
a few antique gold accessories,
an antique gold and glass lamp from the flea market,
leopard print fabric that will cover a desk chair I am painting gold,
and two intaglio prints in gold frames I found at the flea market?