Sunday, May 17, 2009

Oh how great to feel good again! By yesterday afternoon I began to doubt if I'd ever feel normal (oh me of little faith). Now, if I can only hold myself back from overdoing today. Hmm. I'll try.

Last Thursday I found the above sign at a yard sale then placed it above our picture window. Love it.

So here's what I'm thinking. I always feel so incredibly happy and nostalgic when I visit Kim's house, but for months I've resisted trying to decorate like her because I'd never, ever do the amazing job she has. I don't have her magical skills to use crayon box colors. But now I'm thinking since her house is 100% amazing, wouldn't I be happy if mine was just 5o% as amazing? Yes! And, well, maybe I can do 50% as amazing. Maybe. :)

So, seriously, I'm considering decorating the cheerful, reminiscent way Kim does. Already my bright dining room makes my heart sing--and hopefully, in the fullness of time (as the Bible says)--the rest of my house will, too.

Let the adventure begin.

Thanks so much for all your get well wishes! I appreciated them so very much.


Tracy said...

Go for it, Debra! You can always repaint if you decide it doesn't suit you.

Glad you're feeling better!:)

jodi said...

I am so glad that you are feeling better.

Echoes From the Hill said...

Glad you are feeling better.
It is amazing how color can make us feel happy, or mellow, or energetic.
I went from neutral colors on walls to bright colors, and love the effect. My kitchen and family room are done in cobalt blue and white, and every time I walk into those rooms, I feel good.
I recently did one wall, in a bathroom in "roasted tomato" and love it. The other walls are white, and we used an antique dresser that we found at an auction, for very little, to hold a colorful sink that was made in Mexico. Painted white, the dresser and sink look so cheerful and bright. White brackets and shelves, from a big box store, were put up in front of the red wall, and give lots of storage, and hold some wonderful old jars, two decoys, and a couple white towels. It was an inexpensive fix that makes me smile every time I open the door of the formerly dismal bathroom.
I'm sure you have the talent and creativity to make your house more that 50 per cent amazing!

Aunt Amelia's Attic said...

Glad you feel better!!!

Enjoy your new adventure.

Aunt Amelia