Progress and New Paint!

When I swore I’d paint myself into a coma early in the week if need be, I wasn’t kidding. I have been hitting it hard while trying to keep the ship afloat. I did something crazy at the grocery store yesterday; I bought convenience foods! I know, I know…I don’t even go there when I have a new baby. I am so motivated to work on the house though that cooking (while trying to paint in the same room) was such a burden this week. Eating out isn’t really an option, so I bought frozen lasagna, cheese tortellini, breaded fish, and french fries. Want to know something funny? I felt so strange for spending our money on these things that I called Thomas when I got in the car to “confess” what I had done. He laughed at me and told me I should have done it sooner. So I’m super excited to bake that lasagna tonight that I didn’t make. I hope it’s not too tasty or I might decide I like such things. 🙂
I’ve decided it’s harder than it looks to get a good picture of the paint color, but this should give you an idea! It’s more of a yellow-tan than brown-tan and I really like it. It’s darker than I anticipated, but it’s growing on me. The ceilings are a glorious clean bright white. The contrast is beautiful.

Amid the chaos we had some fun. May found this wig at the thrift store and it may be the best $.50 I’ve ever spent.

Last night I painted the kitchen. I am in LOVE with the color. It’s a beauty minty green that should cut the richness of the wood floor and wood cabinets.

Doesn’t it look like a real house? We are going to pick out carpet, doors, shelving for the pantry, and a dishwasher tonight. I can hardly imagine doing dishes in a real kitchen let alone using a dishwasher. I’m positive I’m going to cry the first time I start the thing; eight months is a long time to be without a kitchen.

Happy Friday! If you need something to do, you can come help me paint!

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The colors are amazing and your cutting in on the ceiling looks flawless. BRAVO!!!! I serious thought the wig picture of Macey was Henry. So excited for the next few weeks. I think the green turned out so perfect.

It is Henry lol! Macey just found the wig… you nut! And thank you for the complement on the color. I almost had a come-apart trying to pick it on my own. So much commitment!

Love the colors! You are amazing!!! I would be too scared to attack painting all by myself. You are such an inspiration! 🙂

I would totally come help you paint if we lived closer! It looks great–can’t wait to see the finished project!

And thanks for your kind post on our blog. I know you would have been the first person at my door if you lived nearer–so thank you.

Good luck with the mess–I’m loving watching the transformation!

It really does look like a real house! I wish I were closer to help paint….if only you were in Indiana!

Ah! Paint makes everything look so great!

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As a hobby farmer and mom of five, I’m all about keeping it simple in the kitchen. I want healthy meals that feed my family well, and then I want to get back to my (messy) life. Let’s work together to find something yummy for your dinner table.