It is snowing today and right now quite a lot. We have so much snow this winter, and it has been so awfully cold. I think I remember one day it was balmy and like 21 degrees. But for that, it has been like a frozen tundra with way below zero temps night after night. Just no let up. I can’t ever remember it being like this before. Spring will feel so good. I long for us to be out on the four-wheeler again and go for rides by the river. It has seemed like forever, and I need it.
While it is still winter though, because Jack is such an outdoor person, I’ve been hoping to get at some indoor projects before he’s outside all the time again. The house just needs a pick-me-up and feels so drab. We finally finished the bathroom a while back, with ivory-painted wainscoting and trim and a blue wall paint that I still love like crazy these long months later. Enough that I’ve decided to paint my kitchen the same color. I was going for beach glass blue and it is that but brighter, more vivid, yet is almost completely like the old-fashioned blue you see on the walls of Lord and Lady Grantham’s bedroom walls on Downton Abbey.
I loved the simple trim in the bathroom so much I wanted to do the same thing in the dining room, which you can see in this picture. Jack worked on this the week he was home and has since painted the walls. I was going for a color from a Mary Engelbreit calendar and it is a bit lighter than I was expecting, but we like it. We still need to make trim for the ceiling, which will finish it off better, and there are other elements Jack is still working on, under the cabinets between the dining room and the kitchen, that will result in a shelf for mugs and add some old-fashioned character to the room. Hopefully, I can share that soon. It just feels good to have a fresh change.
Speaking of change, I have a desire to play with my blog, which I have not had or done in a very, very long time. Having peeked back at some posts from long ago, I realize now how valuable they are to me. I would at least like to update all the sidebar business, which I have not touched for so long. Will hope to make time for that soon.