A brief moment of insanity

I interrupted my moldmaking for some unplanned home renovation. We’re not usually the kind of people to paint their house on a whim – and certainly not one week before Christmas. In fact, our house has been the same “contractor off-white” since we built it twelve years ago.

That’s twelve years living in a place with less color than the average hospital room.

The builder said these two-story rooms would make the house “light and airy”. My (tall) husband loves them. I have simply been frustrated that I had no way to paint 22ft. walls. (Light and airy contractor beige got old really fast.)

So when our neighbor told us he knew a good painting crew desperate for work thanks to Charlotte’s stagnant construction industry, we asked for a quote. Two days later, my beige walls are gone, replaced by varying shades of sea greens and soft blues.

The change is worth every bit of disruption and inconvenience. But I have gotten behind on everything, including my moldmaking posts. The first mold is actually finished.

See? All done and drying. I did take pictures all along the way, but I need to get them sorted and color corrected. My plan is to do that tomorrow… after I put all the Christmas decorations back up again!

4 Responses to A brief moment of insanity

  1. mel December 19, 2008 at 1:51 am #

    Ooh, sounds so pretty—hope to see all the new colors sometime soon.

  2. Becky Turner December 19, 2008 at 2:27 am #

    OH good!!! I cant wait to see the mold pics! Oh and if you want to see some pretty snow pics. ck out my latest blog post! we had a heck of a snow storm with more to come!
    http://www.solticeartstudio.blogspot.com
    Rebecca Turner

  3. Lesli Kathman December 22, 2008 at 11:50 am #

    All that snow is so pretty! I especially liked the tops of the fenceposts.

  4. Becky Turner December 22, 2008 at 4:51 pm #

    Hey Leslie,
    yes its pretty .. we got even more last night! I plan on taking more pics today of course..I want to get some good ones of the dogs but my camera is too slow and they are too fast! lol oh and I lost power about midnight and was getting worried because my propane tank is almost empty..I hope they show up today to fill it! today! but I can always use electric heaters If the power stays on..it came back on about 8 this morning.. thank god! I was actually surprised it came on so soon.. and my water didn’t freeze..well my hot did a few days ago and we got it back on yesterday but then we found a leak! so its off until we can fix it.. good thing my aunts house is close by for showers…( its the little log house in the trees)
    But.. by this weekend they say well back into the 40’s so the snow will be gone .. I swear its 4 feet is some drifts.. penny tried to trudge thru some but count get into the big ones.. you hit the ice form the last snow so your standing on 12 inches of it and your still past your knees.. then all the hay got wet.. snow came in thru the barn vents.. so we spent 3 hours pulling wet bales and knocking snow off them.. man..I got my aerobics work out for the week! lol
    Rebecca Turner

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