Monday, May 2, 2016

Whitewashing May



Gosh I love May! The days are longer, the trees are beginning to bud around here, the birds are singing...

And Barry is painting our bedroom.




Our room was painted last about 6 or 7 years ago when we went a lovely peacock blue.

But something has been happening inside of me these past few years. I have been choosing paler and paler colours (at least for me!).

It began in the dining room:





Moved along to the living room and hallway...





And has spilled into the bedroom, which, shockingly, I have chosen to paint white.

And not just any white: Simply White, Benjamin Moore's colour of the year:


OC-117:


I never thought I would go with white, but I just keep lightening up in life and this seemed to be the next step...

Plus, this picture kind of won me over:


paint: benjamin moore, simply white. natural frames.:



A freshly painted bedroom is the only thing I requested for Mother's Day. It is a work in progress and about halfway done.

Other than that, I am starting spring cleaning, writing about 40 hours a week, and hoping for the sun.

How about you?

Oh and ps: the J Crew Dress looked awful!  Sigh, still on the hunt...

xo wendy








12 comments:

  1. Hi Wendy, long time no see! I love your new colours and your bedroom is going to be so serene and peaceful in white.

    I just painted our basement family room - I wanted something warm since it's pretty cool down there, so it's a kind of mustard yellow. My son's room down there is now a pale, pale colour, BM Ice Cube Silver, which, depending on the room, can look pale blue, green or lilac; in this case it's a pale mauve-blue. I'd love to paint our main floor, but we have to wait until we've saved up for the professionals - I'd normally do it, but we have very high ceilings here and I refuse to go up a high ladder.

    Your writing is truly a full-time job! Happy spring cleaning! Here's a link to a You Tube channel that I find most inspiring - I love watching this lady clean, and sometimes she even motivates me to clean here! :0)
    https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=how+jen+does+it+cleaning+videos

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    1. Thanks for the cleaning link - I need it! I love mustard yello - our front hall was once painted a similar shade and it was wonderful! Ice cube silver sounds divine - must look into that one for my son's room!

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  2. I'm visiting via The Hostess of the Humble Bungalow. Your painting seems to have become a big project. I scoffed at white rooms but have recently come to appreciate a little more 'pale' in the house. We'll see..............

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    1. HI Pondside! I was totally with you about white rooms until a few months ago I was lying in my bathtub, looking at my white bead board bathroom walls, and decided I never got sick of them so should give it a try. In the end, it's just paint, though not sure Barry would agree!

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  3. Looks fresh! Paint is seemingly easy to do but sctuslly so fiddly. I want to paint but other chores keep getting in the way like leaks!

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    1. I hear you! This was a Mother's Day finagle- right now there is so much yard work calling our name and our living room patio door my st be replaced as the seal is broken. Always something!

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  4. Lucky girl. I have always been a neutral girl, but find them more relaxing. You shall be spending my Mother's Day with the whole family at Tyler's college graduation this week end. An exciting milestone!

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    1. Tyler is graduating? Congratulations! Have a wonderful time!

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  5. What a nice present! Well done, Barry. I always love pales, all the whites; MLane feels it is genetic( Scandy thing)and tries to convert me to richer, darker colors. I let him do some of that, witness the chocolate brown downstairs bath. I really like the soft blues and greens of your dining/living rooms with the different woods.

    So cold still, rainy and 42 yesterday, still in grey cashmere most days. But the thousands of daffs are blooming.

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    1. Your rain has finally arrived here, but it was much needed! No daffs out here yet, but they are blooming downtown so am hopeful!

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