Behind My Red Door

Behind My Red Door

Saturday, February 6, 2010

Just a few new things…

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…in keeping with a more colonial feel, that are going into my next project. I have yet to start it, but I am planning to do some prep work on the walls as soon as I make this post. And if all goes as planned, I hope to start painting tomorrow. You can see the paint swatches against the sampler. The colors are from the Benjamin Moore Historical Collection and are Powell Buff and Tyler Taupe. The Buff will be the new living room color and above the chair rail in the hall. It is darker and warmer than what is on the wall in the hall and just a hint lighter than the Caramel that is on the living room walls now. As much as I love the Caramel, it is getting harder to decorate around and I don’t want it going down the hall. I want to get rid of the red and dividers above the kitchen door and continue the color from the living room all the way down the hall as it is meant to be.

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I fell in love with the color when I saw my friend Kathy’s home. It is just as she so accurately described it - like the room is candle lit. I will add a stencil at the ceiling at some point as well. And the Taupe will go under the chair rail in the hall, replacing the Pennsylvania Brick that is there now.

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I am not changing furniture or curtains, just paint and wall art and a few displays and I am moving some things around. I don’t have as many large blocks of time to work as I did in the past, so this project will take me longer to finish. But that is good. I need to keep busy.

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I am doing better much still have my moments – thankfully they are fewer and further between. When they come, they aren’t as bad either. Like last night when we brought Lili home after having her here all afternoon. This lovely wooden chest was there. I had me a little cry when I learned what was inside. Jay and Ang had Brady cremated and now he is back home again where he belongs, with the family that gave him the best life a dog could have.

For those who asked, Brady was a Bullmastiff, weighted about 160, and was only a little over 4 years old.

RIP Sweet Boy! Grammy and Grampy miss you so very much!

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Thank you again for your patience and understanding and space while I deal with this heartache. Thank you to everyone that sent their sympathy and love. It meant so much to me. During the time between the diagnosis and saying goodbye, Jay turned 31 and we managed to get together for that last weekend. I have also been filling my time with Lili, appointments (like dental work – ouch!) and helping my folks with shopping and their appointments, and even a trip to the mall with Jen. YES, I actually went to a mall. (EWWW) It probably won’t happen for another decade or so but it is good to be busy with family at a time like this.

I am not sure when I will get back with any during or after pictures, but I’ll try not to keep you waiting too long.

Thank you to each of my followers and everyone else for taking time from your busy lives and stopping by and making Behind My Red Door part of your day!

Until next time – hugs, Grammy Linda