July 17, 2008
We created our own "Oasis" in the upstairs game room turned school room. That was the paint color's name (we got it at Wal-Mart) that we did our color-wash with. A fitting name for a tropical turquoise blue. I still have it on my feet and fingers, but there's only one tiny spot on the carpet. And I'm still married today since my husband hasn't seen it yet. He comes home tomorrow. Need prayers.
The furniture is still in stacks in the middle of the room, and there is much housework to get done before said husband returns. These kinds of surprises need to be tempered with home-baked cookies, favorite hot meals waiting when the door opens, and a clean house to return to! Thankfully, at least my mother and the kids love it. The jury is still out with me. I haven't ever been much of a "blue" person. Funny that everyone I love is a blue-lover. This particular teal happens to be my mother's favorite color... and is almost the same color as my husband's dreamy eyes.
My buddy Ammie and her talented photographer daughter helped me do most of the painting. The younger girls got in on the lower wall action as well. Ammie's eldest took the pictures in this post. She's a hip teenager with an artistic flare. I warned Ammie that if my husband arrived and hated the walls I was going to blame her for the entire event. She's not scared. She likes living on the edge.
So what do you think of my ocean of blue? How would you like to do your homework, read, play x-box, blog, and watch movies in this multi-purpose teal-flavored family room?
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