Taking a stand
Itchy. That’s how I would describe my spraypaint finger.
It’s been dying to spray something. ANYTHING. I just didn’t need it to take a lot of time. or effort. or time. or time. did I mention time because yeah…running short on that lately.
So it struck me that I could spruce up the reading room with just a little organization and a can of paint. Remember our sitting room right off the foyer that I dubbed “the reading room”? Yeah. Not much reading has gone on in there lately. It’s more like “beware of the stray boob room”. Yup. A whole lotta breastfeeding going on. Since it’s so serene, I just plop on a chair and try to relax while wrangling Westons bobbly head with one hand and a milk spritzing boob with the other and watch Will ride his bike in circles around the foyer table. Ahh the glamorous life of a stay at home mommy
(was that enough TMI for one day?! okgood.)
So back to my spraypainting. I wasn’t digging the color of the plant stand near the window. I am pretty sure that the plant was petitioning me to change the hue too. I’m fairly certain that it was the plant stands fault that the lily was drooping. It was frowning.
The stand was a thrift store find. I think it was just over five bones if I remember correctly.
So during a recent visit to Lowe’s I picked up a can of this Valspar paint in gray. I have no idea what name it is. Lightish gray?
A few coats later, we have a newly finished plant stand. It’s so much better. I might dip the legs later just to add a little spice. I might even add stripes if I’m feeling extra crazy. You never know. It might get wilder than a toddlers Wiggles themed birthday party up in here.
Oh and you may have noticed the curtains. It’s actually just the one big piece of fabric draped over the curtain rod. I haven’t decided what I’m doing yet as far as window treatments…so it’s a faux curtain at this point. Fake it till I make it. literally.
And I also spruced up the bookshelves. They needed a little organization…this whole house needs a little organization. put that on the list. At least now this room isn’t totally embarrassing.
So my spraypaint finger is still itchy…a little less now…but still…I really love spraypainting things. especially when I’m not wearing a mask. I know. I know. A dare devil. I have a stash of wood frames that I need to tackle…maybe that’s my next painting project…maybe not…I’ll have to ask my two little dictators
Have y’all been spraying anything lately? I must admit that when the Christmas season gets going, I tend to get completely overwhelmed with holiday stuff and end up doing stuff that helps me get nowhere on my must-do list. It’s the curse of the productive-but-not-on-task. I get stuff done…just not the stuff I need to get done. Someone please tell me that they are also plagued with that type of procrastination! Make me feel a little normal. That’s a real gift for a homeschooler like me
p.s. I have no idea what color the room is…I’ll find out one day