For the last three + years every day I sit at my computer and look at butterflies – our office was obviously previously a little girl’s room so it was purple with a butterfly border 🙂 Every since last summer I’ve thought about painting it and with my first wedding next weekend (!!) I knew if we didn’t do it now it wouldn’t get done for quite some time….or ever 🙂
While we primed the dogs played and wrestled. Grit and Sutton became fast friends so Strider, Sage, and Cole were left mostly in peace!
Our house isn’t big enough for five dogs!!
It’s amazing how quickly the water rises and recedes – we were lucky to find a narrow path out to the fields so we could still play!
Our usual path was impassible but at the back of the fields it still looked like winter….go figure!
Handsome Grit poses for a picture
Back at the ranch (literally) we started painting while Cole and Strider took a nap
Is this going to take a long time??
We painted and painted and then Cole & Grit’s Mom Sarah arrived to help us finish the job- good thing because both Jeff and I were pretty ready to call it quits. Sarah did a fabulous job painting the trim while we started to clean up around her
I am planning to make valances for the windows (we’ll see if that happens!) so since I hadn’t yet picked the fabric out we went with a very neutral color – Benjamin Moore Pottery Barn’s Manchester Tan HC-81. I find picking paint colors to be a bit overwhelming because of all the various shades – I like Pottery Barn’s collections of paint because instead of 50 shades of tan to choose from there are three.
We only had a minor casualty – Sutton touched his nose to the door right at the end – doesn’t he look sorry 🙂
Grit supervising the trim painting 🙂
The next day I stuck my head out the window while Sarah was out with the dogs….right after this picture Strider (who was still inside) jumped up on the table below the window and hopped right out – it was classic 🙂
Have a great weekend everyone!