The wind is blowing under the eaves of our house and making ghostly sounds. The windchill is 9 degrees. Winter is upon us. I always get antsy at this time of year, wondering what to do with myself until the ground unfreezes and the weather warms enough to work outside.
This year I am embarking on a HUGE project to keep me busy until garden planting time comes. I love to watch the Live Well Network Show, Knock It Off. These two friends, Monica and Jess, go into people’s homes and redo a chosen room, making it look rich and expensive using cheap finds and plenty of elbow grease and paint.
I watch the show religiously on Sunday nights at 7:00 p.m. and any re-runs I happen upon during the week. My big project began to germinate in my mind as I watched their show.
I am going to redo our half-basement living area, using paint, our old furniture… with maybe one or two new pieces, and plenty of elbow grease. The room is paneled, so I purchased oil-base primer from Sherwin-Williams to get my new, brighter colors to stick.
Here are some pictures of the room before.
The paneling is dark. The room colors are dull. I plan to use orange, yellow, and green on the walls and wood furniture to brighten it up. I will post changes as the work begins on Monday.
This is the largest project I have ever taken on by myself. I am looking forward to starting but also have a healthy dose of fear percolating in me, to put a little pressure on, until I get the work done just right. Instead of sugarplums, a vision of the end result dances in my head. I am dreaming of big possibilities as I make the changes.
Stay tuned for the changes as we wait for spring.
“Wait on the Lord: be of good courage, and He shall strengthen thine heart: wait, I say, on the Lord.” Psalms 27:14