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Scheherazade in Blue Jeans
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15th-May-2012 12:54 pm
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Adam had a doctor appointment this morning and ended up taking the day off. (His diabetes continues to be under control, and he lost a few more pounds! Yay Adam!) And the requires-signature package we were told to expect (by FedEx, not the sender) came early, so after I paid the bills, Adam and I were able to run to Target for three-shelf bookcases (I've given up on finding a two-shelf bookcase, and no one but me goes into the craft room anyway, so it doesn't have to match) and a few other necessities and Home Depot for more paint.

For those keeping track:
* Living room = Grassy Field
* Foyer, stairway, hallway, soon to be kitchen: Caribe
* Soon to be bedroom: Butterfly Garden
* Soon to be office: Sparrow

If I have leftover Butterfly Garden, I may use it in the craft room. Or I may go for something wacky in there, I dunno. It has lots of windows (it's a sunroom), so it'll still be bright.

I have no idea what to do about the dining room; right now it's peach above the wooden chair rail and hospital-ick green (the original color of the living room, foyer, and stairway) below. It'll have to be something that works well with the Grassy Field and Caribe, as it borders the living room and kitchen. We'll see.

But yes, this is a DO ALL THE THINGS day. Adam's finishing up bookcase #1, and then I can get started shelving. The only six boxes that remain packed are books. This can get done today.

EDIT: This can't get done today, because three book boxes = two bookcases, so the remaining three book boxes > the remaining one bookcase. *sigh* BUT PROGRESS.
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15th-May-2012 05:12 pm (UTC)
Yay Adam! Yay painting and unpacking almost being done.
15th-May-2012 05:41 pm (UTC)
Wow, those colors are gorgeous!
Yay for DO ALL THE THINGS day!
15th-May-2012 08:49 pm (UTC)
Yay!

(Yellow for the dining room?)
16th-May-2012 02:13 am (UTC)
My thoughts exactly. I think feather gold would look fab on top, and a bright white or creamy mocha/coffee color on the bottom, something neutral. Is there trim around the windows/doors? Whatever that color is would be a good option for the lower half.
16th-May-2012 02:18 am (UTC)
The trim is the same warm auburny color as in the living room and foyer.

Judah vetoed gold for the bedroom for reasons of crazy ex with yellow bedroom, but maybe the feather gold in the dining room. Will have to pick up a paint chip and see how it works with the green; I can already tell it'd be great with the blue.
16th-May-2012 02:24 am (UTC)
I grabbed the hex codes for your existing green and blue, and looked at them in GIMP with the yellow. They looked really nice together, I thought. I didn't check against the trim, though. Depending on layout, you could also do the bottom part trim color, and the top part white, and just accent with some really bright artwork?
16th-May-2012 03:13 am (UTC)
Progress is good. I am mad jealous that y'all have gotten so far so fast. We are still knee deep in boxes and have 3 tall bookcases left to set up.

And I think an awesome forest green for the dining room, but only if it has big windows to let in light.
16th-May-2012 12:31 pm (UTC)
Why not just build a 2-shelf bookcase? It's not hard at all to rip plywood to the appropriate size and nail or screw it all together.
16th-May-2012 05:14 pm (UTC)
Love your paint choices. I long for the day I live in someplace that I'm allowed to paint.
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