So. Projects. Yeah. Not much knitting or spinning to show, but as everyone now knows, we re-did the Goober's room while she was at the beach last week. We've still got some stuff left to do - most importantly, new shelving in her closet, so that it takes the place of a dresser and gives her more play space out in her room. That's this coming payday. We had to stretch out the cost a tad; I'm sure most everyone relates to that.
I actually matched the paint chips to the bed spread we already had, because I knew from past bitter experience that it's easier to match paint to textiles than vice-versa.
Not bad. Not perfect, but the shade of the purple is the same, so it works without driving me insane. I will be doing the same thing in the guest room; we've already got the spread for that room, too. In that case we're talking super-light sage green.
We took down some awful beige curtains that looked like burlap and all the heavy curtain rods and everything. In place we put some white blinds and some thin drapes of white cotton with flowers and bugs appliqued on them. The flowers and bugs are kind of hard to see with the light behind them, but you can get the idea down below the window, against the wall.
After that it was a matter of throwing out about fifty pounds of toys (or donating them to GoodWill) to make room, and putting in some shelving.
There will be more white shelving going in, again spreading out the cost a bit. But you can see she's got an actual play space now, and she calls it "MY room".
I also want to put glow-in-the-dark star stickers on the ceiling in constellations. I've got those, I just need to get motivated about climbing back on that damn ladder I lived on last week while painting.
So, there you go. Not done yet, but the major work is finished.
In related new-house news, Sekhmet really likes the skylight in the kitchen.
She tracks the sunbeam across the floor every day, edging along as it moves so she can stay in the warm spot. Once it's gone, she goes and sleeps on the guest room bed, which I suspect she considers hers.