Oooh, I love December… the run up to Christmas! In past years I would be wearing my vocal chords out singing carols in services all over the place, but this year I am just singing at Church, and maybe 2 other carol services – so not much at all really. I mean last year I had a choral performance of Messiah, 2 choral Carol concerts with a brass band, and three or four other carol services plus singing at Midnight Mass. It is definitely more restful this year.
Well, it is on the vocal front. In the few days since the end of #NaBloWriMo, which I am pleased to say I survived with only minor cuts and abrasions and a slight nervous twitch, I have been busy. Really, really busy.
The first job was to sort out the room that will be the baby’s when they arrive. I thought it was going to take a long time, like a day or two. Well, from the moment of getting in there to tape everything off, to the moment I left having taken the tape off and cleaned everything… 4 hours. No, seriously. 4 hours. This is what it looked like before…
And this is what it looks like after the paint.
Tomorrow, I am going to get the fabric for the curtains which will go up in this room. I am very excited because I am going to teach myself how to make them. It is something I want to be able to do. I have A LOT of windows in this house, and I need to work out how to make window treatments that will not break the bank. And you know, I am also going to be making the curtains for the baby’s room. Adds another realm of excitement entirely to the situation.
So, one room done… but one room wasn’t enough. I decided I wanted to decorate the dining room as well. I did that yesterday. Hubby helped me HUGELY by moving all the furniture and taking down the curtains and pelmet, and putting them all back, but I did all the painting. Here is the room before…
And this is the completed room. The colour is serene, and I think I will spend any enjoyable hours reading in my book nook.
Again, the painting only took me about 4 hours. I used a paint pad for the first time in this room, and it was so easy and so much fun to use… I am inspired. In fact, I have already got plans for decorating the hallway, the guest bedroom, the room I have adopted as my craft room, the bathroom… well, let’s make this easy… the whole flipping house! But maybe not before Christmas.