You may recall, I am in the midst of redecorating the main floor in our home. The kitchen is finished and now we are painting the walls and the woodwork. Brace yourself - being "in progress" is not for the faint of heart. But - there is some fun to be had in developing a color scheme.
|I am open to painting the bookcase and the round cafe table & most of the little tables won't be part of the new room.|
|This is the only existing carpet to incorporate - the rest of our floors are bare because of pet issues. |
That is fine with me, I'd rather have pets than carpets anyway.
The goal is to identify colors that can come in through accessories and artwork. My fear is that the rooms will be bland because accessorizing is not my strong point. Using fabric as inspiration, I will identify contrasting colors. If the inspiration fabric is too dressy or flowery (or whatever) it might not even get made into throw pillows - but it will provide a broader color palette than I have now.
I'd like to paint the little round cafe table in an unexpected color - but what? Fabric designers are pretty brilliant, thank goodness!
In addition to any existing artwork that fits in, we will hang our own family & artsy photos. Yes, I thought it would be convenient to become a good photographer. Howie & I are planning a downtown date - we will have a meal, have some fun, take a photography tour with PhotoTour DC and come out of it as brilliant photographers. Great plan, eh? He's going to use an old 35mm film camera of unknown origin (he thinks I brought it into the marriage and I think he brought it into the marriage) and I am going to use our Nikon digital SLR.
And I am sewing! Yep, we are going on vacation next week so I am finally getting around to a swimsuit. I got swimsuit lining when I was in NYC recently, and bought the pink earlier this summer.
Last year's swimsuit was a last minute deal and it was a disappointment in the drying department. I made sure to buy fast-drying fabric this year. And my pattern this year is even simpler. I am using the same basic pattern idea. We are headed to the beach - for the first week after high season ends and bargains abound. I'll probably post again before then, though.
Happy sewing all y'all....