Tuesday, May 5, 2009

We're on the move

It's official. We are now Tilsner residents.

Friday, May 1st we picked up our keys and promptly moved in a few loads. We are moving s-l-o-w-l-y. By that I mean that we are taking the month of May to move into our new home. By that I also mean that we are physically moving slowly.

Moving is hard work. Physically it takes quite a toll on the body. I am glad that we can take our time moving...and at the same time, I wish we were already moved in. It's hard being in two places at once.

This past weekend we spent lots of time painting. I hate white walls, so I love the idea of having color on the walls. I get so many positive comments about how my studio at the Jax is painted. I have the dream of turning our new place into a warm, cozy, creative space. I loved picking out colors for our new walls. But the act of painting... Unfortunately, I love painting canvases more than walls.

I have the bathroom half painted. It was the wrong room to start with...very labor intensive. The name of the paint color is "Beach House"... it does have that beachy feel. It's sort of a light aqua/mint color. I'll take pics. (You can see pics of the place empty here. And you can get a good idea of the colors I'm painting by just looking at my blog)

Then I worked on the main room. The wall opposite the brick wall is 36 feet long--divided into 12 feet sections by wood beams (these sort of define our rooms). Originally I thought of painting each section a different shade of plum. But once I started painting I decided to paint the whole thing the medium shade called "Plum Legacy". It's a bit darker than I expected, but I like it. I'm anxious to see our furnishings and accessories in our new home.

The painting continues this week. Last night included another run to Lowe's for more paint. This is taking a lot of paint (and time).

In the end, it will all be worth it. It promises to be an exhausting month. I apologize in advance if it seems I have dropped off the face of the earth. I'll try to keep posting updates here (with pics) of our progress.

Stay tuned.


Alicia @ boylerpf said...

It is so great to make a house your very own home. I can't tell you how many gallons of paint we went through with the house we're in now!

Cynthia said...

I swear painting rooms is exhausting, but so rewarding. The bathroom first? Lordie, the taping off is enough to scare me out of that room! You go girl!