Summer is a time to relax and slow your life down. Seems as if my life is as busy as when the kids are in school. When I lost my life line for 12 days (internet), I decided to tackle a project I have put off for way too long. We have an spare room on the main floor of our house, Kind of a dumping room for shoes, sports equipment, coats, the dog, a small round table for the kids to sit with their laptops, and everything else that clutters our lives. It had old glossy dirty white walls with a pink heart border around the room about 3/4 down from the ceiling. It has been that way since we purchased the house in 1995. We own a 1950’s Cape Cod home.
Well with all that time I had without the internet I painted this old room. I talked my daughter in to scrapping off the old wall paper, and help me clean it up. And I painted 3 walls a greenish gray with an accent wall in black chalk board paint. Oh YES! I have been wanting to do this for such a long time. That creative side of me, the one that LOVES school supplies and new boxes of crayons, wanted a fun wall painted and so I did. My husband was not too thrilled with the idea but I wanted it. Well I started painting and I was so excited with the way the room was cleaning up and the splash of color in the room that I decide to make it my office. OH BOY did I hear from !@!@?!@! from my kids. They wanted it for their computers. I stole the room from them. No more kids room.
So I finished up, and brought up my office furniture and my beautiful I-MAC from the basement and set up my new creative space. ahhhhhh I am lovin’ it. Sure beats the dark cold basement.
And everyone has been having fun with the chalk wall, even my husband. We are leaving on a road trip to take my daughter to college. We are taking a little time to stop at Cedar Point for some Roller Coaster Ridin’. I drew our road trip calendar on the chalk wall as a reminder of our upcoming trip. Oh and I added a few more fun things too. Through that door is my husbands office, lol (enter at your own risk).
I will back in a week and hope to finish up my new album.