Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Breaking Radio Silence

Tap tap.  Is this thing on?  Is anyone there?

Over a year ago, I decided that blogging just wasn’t for me.  I really didn’t feel like I had anything new to add to the blogosphere and blogging was putting too much pressure on me to keep doing more projects.  I’d walk around my house looking around for something else to do and it left me feeling dissatisfied with my home – a feeling I definitely did NOT appreciate. 

After much deliberation, I decided to quit cold turkey and for the most part, I’ve been really happy with that decision.  Every once in a while, though, a friend will tell me I need to start blogging again or I wish I could share my latest project with someone besides my family.  Especially the last few months: we’ve had major goings on here since April.   Today, I received an email from someone who had seen my blog and it made me smile.  So, I’m dipping my toe back in the water just to see how it feels. 

If you look back at my last post (in February of 2010), you’ll see that I was excitedly planning my new hardwood floors.  Well, things didn’t go quite according to plan, but after two false starts, finally this year, we got them!  Getting ready for them was quite the ordeal and we’re still working on getting all the trim and other “me-too” projects finished so I still can’t quite say we’re done, but we’re very close.

So you don’t have to go back to the last post, here’s what our front entry looked like in February, 2010:


And here’s what it looks like right now (forgive the pictures, it’s evening and this room is not well lit):


When I saw that picture for the first time, I smiled.  I’m on a mission to remove the yellow from my house and clearly, I’m succeeding!  When we moved in, it seemed the whole house had a yellow tint to it: the maple floors, the floor-to-ceiling maple kitchen cabinets, all the cabinets in the rest of the house, and then I added to it by painting several rooms yellow.  Clearly I liked it then, but not anymore.  I’m in my blue period now.

You may have also noticed that the walls in the foreground are slightly different.  That’s one of the projects we took on when we knew the floors were coming.  I’ll post more pictures soon, but here’s a sneak peek:



OK, so far so good.  I’m not sure how this will play out and whether I’ll keep this up, but at least I’ll plan on sharing what I’ve been up to for the past three months!

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