This post could be titled "How I spent My Valentines Weekend". I was not drawing, cutting or coloring valentines for my loved ones. But I was giving a gift of sorts to my sweetheart.
Typically during the winter here we do updates in our home- painting and updating and just generally doing some freshening up. Once spring arrives all our efforts at upkeep turn to the farm and gardens outdoors so I try to get something done in the house during the depths of winter. With the wedding occupying all my time in January, there isn't much time left for anything big. I decided to repaint our master bathroom since my husband was never very enamored with the color and I was just ready for a change.
I have to ask....is the need for change a part of the creative mind? I really don't like things to remain static in my life and that goes for anything- colors, decor, arrangements, menus, etc. Every few years I have a need to change my environment- move the furniture around, paint the walls or a piece of furniture, buy a new rug- something to shake up the visual landscape I live on. Is that just me? Or do other creative people do the same? I know some people are content to live with things always the same- the wall colors always the same, the furniture arrangement or wall decor the same, and they are perfectly happy. Not me. This is an example.
A few years ago I painted the walls of our bathroom a rich chocolate brown. A surprising choice to some but I loved it (still do). With cobalt blue tile that I hand made myself with clay and a rolling pin, and a matching blue glazed sink that I made on the pottery wheel and fired in my kiln, I am restricted in the color pallette. I really like how blue goes with beige, brown and white so that is the color pallette I used. Chocolate brown was an accent color in my adjacent bedroom so it tied them together.
I still really like the richness of the brown walls but my husband never liked the color. I decided to give him a pastel color that he liked better since this is his space too (though he doesn't care about aesthetics as much as I do). I chose a pale blue grey for the walls and repainted the cabinets (which were originally stained oak before becoming white in the last remodel) a medium grey.
That color change really changes the feel of the room don't you think?
I had the glass knobs on hand from a different project and absolutely love them on the grey cabinets.
And my husband loves it.