Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Transforming Living Space

I have found myself nesting this winter, and when not nesting, I was thinking about be honest it has been some time since I have had the energy or want to,  to spruce up the house, to rearrange, to recreate our living space.   It started back in the fall, when I cleaned out the book shelves.......that slight itch, to transform and change the old home place.

It has grown stronger these winter months, that need, that want to cozy up this place where we live.  I have cleaned out closets, cabinets, and will be the kitchen pantry.
And then, I think a visit to the paint store will be in order.  I love to paint walls......I even love the prep work, you know all the taping and moving stuff around.  Painting walls for me is work that is mindful, calming, meditative.....each slow stroke of color brings peace to me.

Seeing the transformation of painting a wall,  smelling that fresh coat of paint.....and knowing that our little world will be much more beautiful brings a smile to my face.  I am feeling adventuresome, looking at metallic washes for the bedroom and a deep ebony for the kitchen will be interesting to see what takes place these next few months.  I will keep you posted and maybe even post a few pictures.  One of the benefits of living in a small cottage.......not so hard to redecorate.


  1. I've been having similar feelings..well, honestly I've looked at my walls and said, "Man, these need some paint!" desire to actually get out the rollers is not quite the same as yours! I'll look forward to your pics and maybe I'll be inspired to get moving on some projects before Spring comes and the outdoors calls my name!

  2. Jilda... I need you energy... just keeping dishes and laundry up for me these days is a lot :)