a blue hue

Sunday, September 16, 2012

every since we moved into this house, i have been wanting to paint the piano room a different color. and i've had the color in mind for the last four years - a light, soothing blue. somehow, other rooms have taken priority and this weekend i finally got to tackle my front room.

when i was married, the girls' dad was, it seemed to me, almost always angry. i read something that said blues and greens were soothing colors, so i decided to paint our living room blue. i absolutely loved it. ironically, it made him quite mad. :)  a pretty shade of blue couldn't fix what was already broken, but i swore i'd have another blue room one day.

yesterday the girls and i settled on benjamin moore's ocean air. doesn't that sound soothing and happy? i didn't realize how fun painting could be when you have good helpers! it feels so good to have made the epic transition from a blah-ish purpley beige color...

ready?
set...

go!!!
...to a very mellow blue that makes the whole front part of our house feel alive! and welcoming! and comfortable! and happy!


i think jay ended up getting more paint on her than she did on the walls, but it didn't matter to me because hearing them laugh and chat and work together was worth the price of a million gallons of paint (with primer included - genius). and true to form for any room i've ever painted, i now need to go back and buy a pint of ceiling paint. :)

when we finished, the girls helped me rearrange the furniture, and i even installed a new light fixture (without incident). this little piano room re-do has given us a whole new space! the girls were more than happy to curl up in there to soak up the newness of it, and i think browning likes it, too.


i finally got my graded work back just after 9 last night, and i was pleased with my feedback. i had a very limited number of corrections to make to my thesis proposal, and i got it turned in early this morning.

my next (and final!) class is a pass/fail practicum, the girls are putting out our fall decorations right now, it's cool and rainy outside, and all day today i've felt like a huge weight has been lifted off of my shoulders...maybe it's the new blue hue?

whatever it is, i'm so ridiculously glad it's here. i hope it takes its coat off and stays for awhile...it's welcome here for as long as it would like.

peace and pumpkins...

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