Friday, September 13, 2013
Welcome to In The Studio, a place to show off your studio and meet some great artists! My house is a crazy mess right now, but it's one of those "it has to get worse before it gets better" kind of situations. Progress resumed on my scullery this week (woot! woot!), and it has been a dusty mess. Cutting out concrete walls and tearing up tile is not a clean job.
I mentioned on Tuesday that we started another project. I am SO happy to report that the ceiling, walls, floor, and stairs are all painted! I'll let the floor dry really well before we move my boy up there. He's so excited to have his own room. My plan is to give it the weekend to cure. Unfortunately the rest of my list...baseboards and my slew of DIY projects will have to be put on hold. We had some thieves come in Wednesday night and steal every.single.power.tool out of our store room. It's so frustrating, but I can't let it get to me. It's the reality of living in S. Africa, and if I dwell on it, I start to get angry. It's not a good place to go to.
I'm getting a little off track here, because this post is about creativity, not my anger issues! :) I've been dreaming of color. Seriously. I have color palettes going through my head like crazy. I don't usually dream about color palettes, but it's been super fun to envision what I want each room to look like. For Joshua's room, we've painted the walls white and the floors black. We're going with navy curtains, a light gray duvet cover, and some lime green accents throughout the room. I can't wait for it to unfold.
We will be doing very little renovating in the kitchen. I've said I won't even start in the kitchen until my scullery is finished, but I'm starting to dream of colors. The floor and part of the countertop is already black, so I plan on leaving that. My dishes are chocolate brown, and there's no need to buy new dishes just to go with wall color. I'm really loving this color palette. I'm itching to paint, but we'll see. My Plascon color choices include Rickshaw Red (reminds me of India), Wild Pink (although I think it's more salmon than pink), Daiquiri Cream, White, Chocolate Dream (I tend to dream of chocolate...and paint colors), and Black. I plan on also incorporating these colors into the scullery although I'm not exactly sure on the details. They are 2 separate rooms, so it's easy to break it up a bit.
I'm working on my living room palettes. Right now my poor living room looks like a hoarder's paradise with stacks of things everywhere that either belong upstairs or in the scullery. Sigh. I'll get there.
Do you have any house projects going on right now? Do you find yourself drawn to certain colors because of their name? I know I do.
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