For quite some time now, Josef and I were toying with the idea of repainting the house (retouches would be more like it). I asked him, “Will we be able to do that?” and he said, “Sure, why not?”
Easier said than done. About two weeks ago, Nissa sent me several pictures of Nate and I was of course excited to have them printed and had three of them enlarged and framed. They’re now occupying pride of place between our sala and dining area. And since our house is a free open plan, it’s quite easy to get them painted in the same color all over to maximize space and make it look larger than it really is. We have an accent wall though where our family pictures are displayed. And when son suggested that we retouch it, I readily agreed and went to the paint center to have the color mixed in the original tomato red. It’s complimentary to the almost peach look of the walls and the off-white ceiling and dark peach color on the cornices and base boards.
See, the framed pics are almost all of our baby Nate, some family pics and the Papal Blessing from Rome which Nissa applied for when she got married two years ago and a cross stitch I did several years ago.
Last Friday, Josef and I visited Wilcon Home Depot to buy paints for our project. I had written the exact shade and paint colors that we have to buy. Four years ago, I blogged about our house renovation after typhoon Ondoy destroyed most of our cabinets and furnitures, so I took note of the colors that we used in the painting job. Davies’ Bio-fresh paints are odorless and easy to apply. Almost Peach for the walls and True Blue for the bedrooms but we didn’t touch the ceiling though because it is hard to paint the cornices and the ladder is not long enough for the job. We have finished one bedroom, done with the comfort room and I did retouches on the kitchen walls including the dirty kitchen adjoining it. It’s quite fun when you get engrossed in a project and you finally see the big difference once it’s done. Last summer, we did the same with the concrete fence and our two gates outside. My only frustration is I still have to hire a painter to do our roof. It’s a difficult job if you ask me because you are at the mercy of the heat of the sun. Josef suggested we’ll have it done after Christmas.
Speaking of Christmas, I have put up some decor that I recently bought at National Bookstore, four small stockings for the family, and a Merry Christmas wall decor in silver. I am not so keen in putting up our seven-foot Christmas tree, it’s hard to remove all the trimmings when the season is over. I have my favorite Nativity set inside a large water globe which has been with us for a number of years but I still dream of buying the real thing which is the Belen, which I think is more symbolic of Christmas than the tree itself.
Last year, I was so excited to make these Christmas decor. Let’s see how I could fashion something else with old Christmas decorations which we have plenty of. Recycling is the key and a simple DIY project won’t hurt, my wise son says.