The dining room was a disaster. It was difficult to envision any way to reclaim this space.
At this point, I’d been living here for a few weeks. I’ve already decided to use paint as a way to add continuity throughout the house. So I’ll continue the Valspar Dogwood Petal in the dining room. It will make a nice transitional view into the living room, and I hope it will tone down that fruit chandelier. Most importantly, it will take the PINK paint away from the brick. Really, who does that??
I love painting. Yes, it can be tedious. Most of the effort is in the prep work. But there is something so satisfying in that first brushstroke. Something about settling into the zen of a repetitive rhythm. Something about affecting what is directly in front of you, with simple tools. Something about finishing up the fourth wall and looking back at the transformation that you made.
And when the clean-up is done, that fresh paint smell lingers for just a few fleeting days. I love it.
How do you feel about painting? Love it? or not so much?