Sunday, November 21, 2010

Painting... my other therapy

I've lived in my house for 16 years and one week. My husband and I moved in about three months after our wedding, and in 16 years, your tastes change... a lot! So we started out in a new house, with white walls. Those white walls soon became stenciled (90's), then covered with faux finishes (90's), then covered with color and more recently, covered with some really nice neutrals. I guess you could say I've gone through a lot of phases with paint. In fact I feel I've almost come full circle in a way. But painting (for me) is as therapeutic as knitting. Both the process, and the finished product! When I am in the midst of a painting project, sometimes I can't fall asleep at night because I am so excited about finishing it, and getting to drink in the beauty of a new room. Isn't it amazing what a fresh coat of paint can do?

Last week
I started a mini-makeover on the shop bathroom. Goodbye wallpaper and hello vibrant color! We still have to wait for the floor to be replaced, but take a look! If you're a local, you'll see a big difference. And we all agreed - after the paint dried on Friday - that this funky new bathroom needed was SCREAMING OUT for some funky crocheted bath accessories. Hence the yarn on the back of the toilet. (Of course I chose Berroco Comfort because of it's awesome color range and washability... remember, it's a bathroom!)

I made a little template, grabbed an H crochet hook, and got started. LOVE it so far.
Who says granny square toilet seat covers are old school? NO WAY. I think this one might just be TOO cool for school. Even Lucy agrees. Although she was more interested in chewing the corners of the bag than the granny squares.Stay tuned.


Anonymous said...

I saw the bathroom in person on Saturday and it is a gorgeous green, love it!!!

Carol said...

Cute kitty! And I saw the bathroom late Friday - it's beautiful! Really fun and hip color.