Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Day 4 - Happy Painting

Day 4 of 31 Days of Happy - Happy Painting.

Painting makes me giddy.   It's not that I love doing it.  And it's definitely not that I'm even remotely good at it...because I'm messy as all get out.  BUT...I love that it's quick and changes things so drastically.  

For someone with my attention span, that's perfection.

The past couple of days I've been working on painting the doors to the new part of the house, and also decided I'd give the church doors an updated color.  So now the parsonage and the church totally match.  Oh, and I painted the side door to the garage too, so it also matches...I mean who wants their garage looking all left out?!?

The weather here in Iowa is gorgeous this week.  Look at the reflection of the changing leaves in the window.  Perfection.

The space on the 2nd floor, where there's no window is where our ginormous closet will be!  So yeah, it looks a little unbalanced from the outside...but it's a necessary sacrifice. ;)

Church doors.  They were robins egg blue before.  Very 1999...literally.  I said to Ben, we'll find out who loved the blue doors and who didn't by their reaction on Sunday.
  • What happened to the blue doors?!?  = loved the blue
  • Wow the gray doors look great!  = me ;)

Eventually, the older part of the house will get new windows and siding...just in case you were wondering.  I'd hate for you to lose sleep.

It seems that the more I paint, the more objects I find that need to be painted.  This little cradle was mine when I was a wee one.  I'm sure the wood stain was all the rage in 1977.  Who knew I'd grow up to be one of those weird people who actually likes everything to be painted...including wooden objects .

 Ta Da!  I'm gonna sand it a little and add some stain to it so it looks a little "old."   Oh Happy Day!

You know what else makes me happy?  Our make-shift sidewalk.  It kills me. I literally chuckle about it all the time.  I'm sure there's other ways to make a temporary sidewalk...but could they be any more classy  klassy?  I think not.

I'm curious...what makes you happy today?

Oh, and FringeGirl has a great post today on Happy Spending.  Go visit...good stuff.

1 comment:

  1. I LOVE your doors. Love em'. The church looks great too! My hubby once painted the church doors and got into all kinds of trouble for it. Who knew the color on the doors would mean SO much to some people? Not me. ;-)

    I'm painting the floor in my living room as we speak (well, actually I'm taking a break) and I just finished painting the ceiling, walls, and bookshelves. I too love painting is a simple and very quick fix to things.


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