Year in Review: 52 Quotes
Right On Time

Sometimes Mondays

. . . look like GO Time.


For some months now, we've had a major painting project in the works. (Our entire first floor - except the yellow dining room that I love, plus the upstairs hallway.) It's time for change. BIG change. And, all of a sudden, the (only-vaccinated, please) painters are arriving later this week. My paint color choices (which I've had months to think about agonize over) were due on Friday, but since it was New Year's Eve, I figured no one would care until today. So I continued to think agonize all weekend. I still haven't decided on my new living room color. (It's a very dark green right now, and I want to lighten things up.) I'm waiting for sunrise to make the final call, but I'm leaning toward. . . August Moon. (I think.)

And the color choices? Really the least of my worries this week, because I also have to . . . get the rooms ready FOR the painters to come.

So. I've got a lot to do in a short period of time. (Which is how I roll, so no worries there.) I may be back to blog tomorrow, or . . . maybe not. We'll see how things go today.

And Happy New Year.
(When it comes to "begin as you mean to go on" . . . I wonder what it means when you're starting with big changes to your home environment?)



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Maybe it means you intend to make big changes all year, or it could mean that you're making changes now so you feel comfortable and happier in your home? Either way, have fun getting ready and if it's any consolation, I can't see a difference between August Moon and Belvedere Cream. (How do they come up with color names?)


I'm very excited for you that this is finally happening! I hope the disruption to your home and routines is minimal and passes quickly. I can't wait to see photos of the new colors!


Gah! Good luck! (and I am with Bonny... those look the same to me!)

:) And go you!!

Kimberly Davison

Happy New Year, Kym! I suspect you may feel like you’re in the wrong house for a few days, once the painting is done. We made a major shift in colours a few years ago on the house we’d had for 14 years, and it was the best choice we could have made. We also ended up with a new sofa and chairs to match the walls, and it was awesome! Going lighter and brighter sets the stage for happy times, I think. And drags us in to the new century!


Good luck with all that! We did that a few years ago. When the painter came for the quote, he said, "Don't worry about moving the big furniture, just move out the small stuff."

That didn't sound so bad until my husband went to work and I started moving "the small stuff".....felt to me like it was ALL small stuff (especially since it had to go up or down a flight of stairs).

Happy New Year!


It means you're creating a great space to live and work and that means happiness! I love the new colors. We are painting our walls the same color as we change out all the furniture! I agonize myself right back to what works and my Swiss Coffee makes me happiest. Good luck with your huge project!


Oh how nice! We could use some fresh paint too. Fletch used to do it all, but I think now I'd rather hire someone. Can't wait to see the finish!!


That is the biggest of fresh starts!!!

Go big or go home? Can't wait to see what it looks like when it is all done. Take before and afters for all of us with curious (nosy) minds.


I find it so very hard to pick colors, mostly because it never turns out how I think it will. May your mileage vary greatly.


Oh fun!!!


Sounds like you're beginning the year with a fresh start, and having to pick colors is a way to start as you mean to go on, assuming you want to be more decisive this year!


Have fun choosing colors and getting ready for the painters! This sounds like a great way to begin the year!


Best of luck with that painting project. I think it is hard to choose paint colors so I completely understand the use of your word "agonize." I usually end up with a few sample sized cans and a wall of brush strokes of as many colors.


Be sure to view the swatches in both sunlight and evening light. Depending on the actual color (gray is notorious) there can be a big difference. Your colors are pretty light but still worth testing out. Good luck! I always think of “Mr. Blandings Builds His Dream House” when picking wall colors. Myrna Loy as Cary Grant’s wife goes back and forth between subtle shades of green, I believe. It’s supposed to be funny but in reality it can really matter.


I've been quite behind in blogland these days--but I'm finally catching up. And what a great way to start the new year, with a big re-fresh! Can't wait to see it. (That prep for the painters is a big job--but it's also one of my favorite ways to weed out, sort, and start anew.) Enjoy the transformation--and the light.


Good luck with the furniture moving, I hope it is all completed soonest so you can feel like you have your house back. Maybe moving things is a good way to declutter at the same time ;)


Fresh Paint. Good for you. Cannot wait to see it

I loved your dark green living room. But I can totally understand your wish to lighten up.

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