Thursday, January 15, 2009

Journal: Cleaning

Moving into a new house requires a lot of cleaning--especially if you renovate the floors, counters, and walls. Since we arrived at our new home Saturday night, we've been scrubbing, polishing, and disinfecting. It's a lot of work! However, it's worth it. Everything is starting to look more like home, probably because I'm getting to know all the nooks and crannies. My new home and I are getting very personal. We're getting to know each other.

Journal: Write about a location that has a personality. For example, a building, a mall, a classroom. Describe it. Use mood to establish a sense of place.

Saturday, January 3, 2009

Journal: Painting

We bought a house. Even though it's fairly new, we wanted to change a few things: counter tops, floors, walls, tiles. Yep. Lots of dust and lots of renovation.

Everything was supposed to be finished by Christmas.

Yeah, right.

So, I was less than enthusiastic when my husband said, "The carpet isn't going in until Monday. Let's paint our bedroom."

The wood floors were in. The granite was in. Dust was everywhere. Max was thrown off from sleeping in a new place, so I had spent most nights dozing in a recliner with a baby who screamed every hour or so.

And he wanted to paint?

Long story short, we didn't kill each other. Sure, I'm still touching up the molding. If my brother and mom hadn't helped, Garrett and I might never have finished.

However, I am pleased with the colors. The room reminds me of antique Wedgwood Jasper China. I've loved that play of strong color on bright white molding ever since I went to the Monticello and Mount Vernon when I was twelve years old. So, I'm happy. Plus, I get to redecorate everything.

Journal: Think of a beautiful place or thing. Let it inspire you. How would you use it as a guide to redecorate your room?