Sunday, August 16, 2009

New room and plans

We have new lighter colors in our living room. The once dark ceiling is now white, surrounded by new white molding, with rope light behind it. The once dark grey walls are now light greenish-grey. It is truly a new room!

This one change in our home inspired all kinds of ideas this morning. We moved every single painting and print in every room to new spots. We folded up the curtains and put them away until winter. And we made plans. My plan is to sell our heavy, wooden furniture in the living room and to buy lighter pieces at flea markets and yard sales. Nicolas' plans are much more exciting. He wants to create a Slow Food Event next year that involves Gillen's heritage turkeys and that raises money for Slow Food, or for a food bank or some other organization. It would involve a turkey cook-off with some of the best chefs in Atlanta. In the meantime, we just need to have some kind of fall or winter party, with our friends and turkeys, and surrounded by our new walls.

13 comments:

kelli said...

It looks beautiful Madeline! And we'd love to be included in your fund raiser (and party, of course:) I'm not being too pushy am I??? ;)

helenw said...

Looks great! LMK when you are selling off your furniture!

Madeline Rains said...

Come to both, Kelli!

Helen, I will definitely tell you. I'm not talking about the couches, just the entertainment center and the shelves that go with it. When I get back in three weeks I'll get going with this next step.

helenw said...

That's what I'm interested in - :-)

mrs boo radley said...

Wow, so lovely!

Frank said...

Lovely! A wonderful look.

Shelby said...

so cool

Kaat at MamaStories said...

that looks fantastic, both the room and the plans!

Three Mommies said...

The new look is inspiring to paint my living room.

~Abbiღ said...

Oohh, what a lovely new room! Good luck to you guys with all of your wonderful plans, I think they sound great! :)

Danielle said...

Sounds and looks wonderful! Can't wait to see you guys!

mindy said...

The room turned out GREAT! I love the color you picked, and all the art is so highlighted in that space. Awesome!

Party? With Gillan's Turkeys? And friends? Be careful what you wish for!We'll descend on you like locusts :)

I love the fundraiser idea. what an awesome event that would be!

Deanne said...

Wow, what a dramatic change! It is beautiful! :D