Wednesday, August 29, 2012

one more night on the couch

I love sunny mornings , especially now that we have a nice lush lawn. Looks like mowing the lawn is on the to-do list for today. One good thing about having to wait until the end of summer to get our sod was that all the lawn mowers are on clearance. We had to get a gas mower since our lot is not one you want to mow with a giant extension cord, did it once and only once. I don't want to see our water bill after all the watering that I have had to do .

 Our poor Moe is reacting terribly to the ragweed that is in full bloom, we give him pills to alleviate his symptoms ( itching and scratching to rawness) which keeps me home due to the fact that the pills make him pee often and a lot....this made for an interesting party last weekend, we really need to pay more attention to him because several times he just couldn't hold it any more , it was not his fault though.
I have to wait until everyone is tucked in bed to apply the stain to the floors I have been working on. The other night this left me sleeping on the more night and that should do it.

 The area closest to the front door needs one more coat of stain then onto to top coats a plenty. Looking forward to having these floors completed , then I can move on to other pressing issue.
 Another project in the works is the laundry room. I want it to look like a chic room , not a utilitarian room. I want to play with a little color here , why not make the laundry pretty and fun? I will be painting all the trim grey and maybe above the trim coral. Did you know it is hard to find the right coral without it going too orange...I don't want orange.
 Do you know of a lovely coral paint color?
Well we have one kid off to school as of this week ...I can not believe I have a kid in high school it feels like I was just in high school !

I couldn't seem to convince Mason to let me take a first day of school photo for this first day of high school, especially since our house in in a very visible spot , could have been really embarrassing , I remember what it was like to be a kid.
This is the photo I was able to get Mason walking with a friend and Sophie watching them go.
Indulge me for just a moment while I remember how small my kids were when I started this blog way back in 2007, oh my how time flies. Sophie goes back to school on Tuesday . I am having a hard time with these early mornings 6:30 is just so early.
Let's enjoy a little look back.

 Kindergarten graduation day , oh I was blonde back then too ...
 Time is a cruel mistress...I loved having little ones, I miss that so much.
 Back to school photos were still fun...
Time flies , I'm going to try to savour all the time we have.


Restyled Home said...

Everything looks so beauiful, including your sweet girls who I have enjoyed seeing grow along with your blog. I think yours was one of the first I became addicted to. :)
If you find the right coral will you share it with me? My Sophie wants to paint an accent wall in ehr room that color and I am afraid of ending up with the wrong shade, too!

I am busy packing up Grayson for college. Let me tell you, that makes a person feel sad AND old!


Jen Kershner said...

Don't hate me but I actually like a shade of orange in a space like that. I was considering it for my mudroom. I LOVE the grey on the woodwork. What color is it?

The kids sure do grow up fast. Would you believe my college sophomore still lets me take first day of school pictures? It surprises me too!

Happy day to you!

Megan said...

Hey Chris- finding the right Coral can be a pain... You may want to try:
Harvest Sun WV33014 Waverly (Valspar)
Adobe Orange 2171-30 Benjamin Moore
Dark Mango EB3-1 (Eddie Bauer lakeside Cottage) Valspar, Dark Mango has a little more pink in it.
Raspberry Blush 2008-30 Benjamin Moore.
Peppery SW6615 Sherwin Williams.
Hope this helps. Always love to read your blog and to see what you are up to. House looks great btw. You have put a ton of blood, sweat, tears and love into your new home. Good Luck.


As usual I feel like I've been standing still while you motor along at top speed!

Floors are just looking fantastic as is your entire home!

My favourite color is from C2 paint. I had this in a very sunny dining room. It's the perfect balance of pink and orange, not too pink not too orange!

Link below:

unknown said...

Beautiful beautiful :-). Sad and happy for you. said...

Hi Chris- I know that finding the right shade of Coral can be daunting. You may want to look at the following:
Raspberry Blush 2008-30 Ben.Moore (It really does read as Coral without blaring Orange)
Harvest Sun WV33014 Waverly (Valspar)
Dark Mango EB3-1 Eddie Bauer(Valspar)(this one has a little more pink in it)
Adobe Orange 2171-30 Ben.Moore ( a little more orange than the others)
Quiet Coral SW 6614 Sherwin Williams.
I would start with these. They do read as Coral but it all depends on your lighting. It is such a hard colour to get... it may be too pink, to orange, too bright. I hope this helps. I have been a big fan for a long time, always enjoy reading your blog. You have put so much love into your homes and that really comes across. Have a great day.

Kerri said...

I so enjoy seeing all the special touches you are putting into your are so talented. The floors in your foyer are amazing...and your grass looks so green!

Lynda @ Happenstance Home said...

Love the gray with the coral! Fantastic idea! Also, when you talk about your daughter starting high school, and all your feelings about it - I felt like that was me talking! Josh just started High School this week. It was the strangest thing seeing him get out of the car and walk in. It is going fantastic though. Yeah!

janine said...

Hi Chris,

I always love reading and catching up with your most recent blog post. I am amazed at what you do and everything is looking so gorgeous.

I thought you may want to look at Nell Hill's facebook page. She has painted the walls coral and with all the little touches looks stunning. Hope this helps. Can't wait to see what you do.

Greetings from Tasmania, Australia.


Mrs. Limestone said...

I know you said in your last post that you may have given up on the coral but give MS Peony a try. Its more on the pinkish side with a coral undertone. (In my coral paint hunt, Ive noticed anything that looks too coral on the chip comes off really orange on a wall)

Just Beachy said...

The sample is actually MS peony... funny , I should do a bigger sample on the wall I suppose , I have a nice yellow to try now also

Jennifer Werneth said...

i love "weathered coral" from serena and lily!

Jennifer Werneth said...

i love "weathered coral" from serena and lily. you can view it in a room on their website - gorgeous!