Clearly, blogging is not a summer thing for me. What amounts to about a handful of posts since May has not made me happy, though I know that my kids are probably pleased that I've dedicated myself so wholly to them. :)
Most days, we're hanging around the neighborhood, going to the pool after dinner and playing in the yard. Though this week has been awfully hot, so naturally I decided last weekend to paint Soren's bedroom, which has been on my to-do list all year.
Soren's room was long overdue for an overhaul. It was this odd gray-purple (grurple?) color that I had chosen to coordinate with a bed spread long before the room was meant for children, not guests.
Predictably, it's difficult doing any kind of project when kids are underfoot. Here was my view for most of the painting with the sample colors (Valspar Perfect Storm and I ???. I can't remember the name of the color underneath it on the same paint chip. I settled on Perfect Storm anyway).
There were tons of holes to fill with spackle, especially the wall where I would be installing a wallpapered map of the world.
I'm eager to show you Soren's new room, which has a global theme which I hope will grow with him over the next few years. I still have quite a few painting projects on my list for the fall, once he's in kindergarten full-time and I have a little less on my plate. Or a thousand few Legos to avoid stepping on while painting. Those buggers are everywhere, even when I think they've all been cleaned up.