Monday, June 25, 2007

Painted a Wall, Painted an Eagle and Barked

And not necessarily in that order....

The bath remodel is *s*l*o*w*l*y* coming along...the floor is up, and some of the wallboard that needs replacing has been removed. I guess the slower, the better...that way we aren't without plumbing all together!

Along with the bath remodel, I've added another home improvement project to the list! I'm repainting the front room and kitchen. Why not just make one big mess and get it over with?!
I loved my green walls, but I was just ready for a change. So, a few quarts of paint later....I found the color I like! The kids are calling it chocolate milk . Of course by changing the wall color I'm thinking I'd like to get slip covers for the brown sofa and chair. Hmmmmm??And wouldn't white ironstone pottery look nice against the walls?? And, oh I'd better stop...running out of money!

We also managed to squeeze in a trip to the landscapers for some bark and flagstone this weekend. This job is fairly easy and there is instant gratification. It makes the outside of the house look nice, even though the inside of the house looks like a bomb went off! Oh, if the neighbors only knew!

And the eagle....I painted the eagle this weekend for the Americana theme on American Folk Art
which is today...
(12:00 Eastern). Please click on over to see the offerings!

Hope you all enjoyed your weekend!


Rachael said...

Suzanne~ Great Paint job! I think you need to do a mural!! I LOVE brown & white~ the gallery here in the Museum is brown with white trim~ you got good taste girl!

Wendy said...

Everything is looking fabulous Suzanne! Soon it shall be completed and everybody will be enjoying it.

Lorraine said...

Very nice brown...tres elegant. (We've got brown and white in our bedroom...remarkably soothing).

Like the eagle, too!

Lana said...

Suzanne, everything is looking good! That eagle is awesome!


PAT said...

The eagle is beautiful!


Lorraine said...

I'm liking it....we so need to re-paint our downstairs.....that can be next...

I love your eagle! Great job as usual!!

Southern Heart said...

I love your new color! (I suffer from that same painting-just-because affliction ;) It's sometimes fun to change things up.

Your new garden area is so pretty, too (we need to do that, too...I've been spending too much at yard sales). And, I love the eagle...perfect for this time of year!

Love, Andrea

the feathered nest said...

Isn't that funny how changing one things leads you to changing other things! I love the idea of brown walls and yes, wouldn't white ironstone look fabulous against it. (I know I'm not helping am I LOL)!
Your eagle is wonderful!

SweetAnnee said...

Suzanne~ Love the new color on the wall. You MUST have some ironstone pottery!
Your landscaping is marvy..I love the flagstone !

and I hopped of to American Folk Art
and of course you work is awesome as always!

~~kattz*cottage~~ said...

Hi Suzanne!
Your Eagle is just beautiful! And I love the chocolate milk wall color ~ I've never thought of painting with brown but that sure is a pretty color. Love the outdoor project too - the walkway with stones looks so nice & cottagey!
Enjoy your day!

Suzanne said...

Thanks everyone...I'm really liking the new color too. I've painted half of the room and it makes it cozy in here!

Lol Rachael...if I lived in a little cape cod or saltbox, I'd love to paint a Rufus Porter-type mural!

And yes, I'm shopping around for ironstone! This room is part of the kitchen, so I think it will look nice in there.

Annie said...

I love your work, Suzanne. The Eagle is wonderful! Everything you do is wonderful.


Julie said...

Love that warm rich color it so much that I think it is the exact same color I just painted my den...check out my blog and see!

Sylvia Anderson said...

Love the shade of brown, and I hear you on the inside looking like a bomb went off! LOL! I'm sure you'll have it all back together in no time. :)