This time I was smart and got paint samples instead of just picking a color and buying a gallon of paint. The light is so different all over this place, and a color that looks good in one area will look completely different in another. This was the problem I had with the blue. The green on the right was my original choice, and while I absolutely LOVE it, it was way too dark in some areas. I painted these swatches in five different places so I could get an idea of how the light would affect them.
I bought the other two samples the next night. After living with them for 24 hours, we've decided to go with the one in the middle. It's called Outback, by Behr. I know it looks tan compared to the other two, but it's actually a very pretty light green with yellow and tan undertones. I also picked out a very pretty, pale, buttery yellow for the kitchen backsplash and one wall called Garbanzo Bean. It also is by Behr. I wasn't ambitious enough to travel farther than the Home Depot a mile from my house for paint. :)
This weekend, we're going back to buy paint and primer so we can kiss those awful poop brown kitchen walls goodbye!!! Hallelujah!
In addition to picking paint, I've also been sewing.
I made three burp cloths for Kelly a few months ago and my friend liked them so much she asked me to make some for her.
Since I had all the stuff out already, I went ahead and finished the ones for Miss Kelly Bean too. I used the same technique that I did with the ones I made for Bubba, only this time I used the prefolds instead of flat diapers so there was a lot less ironing. That's never a bad thing in my book!
I have ten for her now, which I think will be plenty. Some of the fabric I had already (the sushi fabric, the Dia de los Muertos fabric, both of the butterfly fabrics) and some I bought just for these. I also pulled out some fabric I bought ages ago and made covers for my couch pillows. Those cute pillows I made from place mats didn't hold up well. I should have guessed that light fabric would be no match for a toddler.
I worked on one other project too - I'll post about that tomorrow!