Monday, September 21, 2009

Sayonara Blue!

First off, a big congratulations to my mom who raced the Maui Half Marathon yesterday!  My mom is turning into a racing machine.  I have no idea where she gets it from…  Nicely done mom!!

This weekend was a busy one.  Not with training…I had a spare room to tackle!  I have disliked this room from the moment I bought my house – baby blue with a blue patchwork feature wall.  Me and specialty painting techniques?  Not my thing.  I never hung pictures on the wall or did anything to it, besides let junk clutter it, because I was always planning to redecorate.  Um…three years later and it is about time I did something about it!  Here are some before shots: DSCN1503DSCN1504And now after…  The blue is gone and replaced with a warm, buttery yellow.  I finally have some pictures on the wall!  DSCN1510

Plus I had a chance to properly display a few things that are important to me.  I have a collection of Harrods Christmas bears (you know, the big department store in London that the Queen likes to shop at?).  These guys span from 1990 to 2000 and have been sitting in a box in my garage.DSCN1513DSCN1512After I finished putting everything together last night and admiring my handiwork I went across the hall to my bedroom and my heart fell.  Boy that room needs some decluttering and decorating of its own!  The good news is I am motivated to get it done.  A colour has been picked out (ironically, it is blue) and a date has been set for the painting.

Oh…and I promise to get some workouts in this week.  After all, I am racing this weekend!

20 comments:

k said...

good luck this weekend! (and nice colour...i like it)

Julie said...

WOW. You did an amazing job -- I am in awe! Painting to me, ranks right up there with neurosurgery (having the intellect and presence of mind to perform a task) and fly-fishing (having patience to perform said task.) LOL!!!

Gorgeous work, girl! :) :) :) :)

ShirleyPerly said...

Congrats to your mom! I think Hawaii is the best place to race but may be a little biased ;-)

And I think the room looks much better than before. I have a room that could use some redecorating if you're ever bored ...

Rainmaker said...

Congrats to Mama Leana!

Marci said...

Congrats to your mom, I like the butter yellow, very calm for a bedroom!

Marit Chrislock-Lauterbach said...

I LOVE the colour - beautiful and you did an amazing job! So welcoming and cozy!!! Good luck this weekend - have a great race!!!! :) :) :)

joyRuN said...

HUGE congrats to your mom!!

And I love that color - what a warm & lovely yellow :)

Carlee said...

looks wonderful! That's great that your mom races

Marlene said...

The room looks much better! Can't eait to see what you do with your room.

lilmeg said...

Go Mom, Go! That's awesome!

Love the colour! Super warm. Good work!

Wes said...

nice job! you're hired!

lindsay said...

congrats to your mom! you're hired for my house too... i definitely need to attack it (tidying/decluttering wise at least) this weekend! painting... well that can wait some more. it's already waited 3+ years, what's a few more months :)

NJ said...

WOW! The color looks great...so warm and inviting.

Congrats to your mom!

Missy said...

I am sitting here, thinking about everything I need to buy - primer and paint and get cracking. Literally, that's what I'm doing today, painting the bike room a nice bright RED. Yours looks great. I am hopeful..

Badgergirl said...

Congrats to your mom! And I love the color!

Mel-2nd Chances said...

congrats to your mom and way to go on the house projects!! :)

aron said...

congrats to your mom!!!

love the yellow :)

RunToTheFinish said...

first kudos to mama!!

ok love the yellow, that's what we did in our second bedroom...loooove it

Aaron Cunningham said...

Congrats to your Mom!

Like the new color. I like blue, but the patchwork wall was a bit much. It's amazing what a difference a couple coats of paint can make.

RoadBunner said...

I am a big fan of yellow rooms. Very warm and chirpy :)

Super congrats to your mom!!