Things are getting done.
I took one of the cupboard doors to Home Depot yesterday with the idea that I’d try to match the color – which is more cream that white – using all those paint cards they have. Little did I know they can just scan the color with their computer and do a custom mix. You learn something new every day. They did two-out-of-three scans and mixed it up and I’d say it’s pretty close if not exact. I
slapped carefully painted a coat of that on top of the white I’d previously painted and it looks much better already.
I’d be lying if I didn’t admit that I am now thinking of what other odd items I can bring to the paint department to have scanned for a color match.
So one cupboard is nearly done, but there is still one to go. I hope that I can finish it up by the end of the week and perhaps have an “after” picture to post by Monday. Or Wednesday. Or whenever it actually gets done.
I’ve also started to do some wall repair in the bathroom. The spackle was easy and kind of fun. Tiny holes and dents, easily filled. I started the process for the drywall repair today with a layer of primer. I’ll do the mud-skimming tomorrow. I could let myself off the hook for some of that that will be ultimately mostly be concealed by the sink but I keep reminding myself this is a chance to learn a new and useful skill. How bad could it be?
In the meantime, my mind has wandered to quilt patterns. I’d like to make my daughter a new quilt in her new favorite color, purple. None of the patterns I’ve looked at lately have grabbed me though so I’m going to have to make one up myself. And wouldn’t you know that what is pulling at me most is hexagons. But not tiny hexagons – BIG hexagons. Maybe as large at 8″ across. But not all the hexagons will be whole – that would be too easy. Some will be made up of wedges. In my head I’m picturing the shapes going together in a way that might make the wedges of surrounding hexagons look like rays coming off the whole hexagons. I’m saving cereal boxes now so I can have some cardboard to start playing with templates.
Clearly I enjoy frustrating myself!