I've really enjoyed sharing our home with you over the last year.
As I was looking through the pictures, my oldest sweetly said, "Mom, it's been a long time since our house was that clean!"
Yes, thank you for the reminder, dear child.
I will just remind us all that I had a baby right at the beginning of the school year, and a little one with a heart operation in another city right after Easter, and visitors for the month of June, and schooling that didn't get finished until the end of July.
I do have a good list of excuses.
In the midst of the chaos, though my house must have been a bit messy, I did get to work on a few house projects.
I had lots I wanted to get done before our visitors came.....some got done, and some didn't.
Such is life!
When I posted pictures of the master bedroom, I mentioned that I didn't feel that it was quite finished:
Reason One being my chair with a big chunk of foam for a cushion,
Reason Two being the need of an accent color.
As they say on good ol' HGTV, it needed something to make it *POP*
As I looked through an old Better Homes & Gardens magazine my mother had mailed me, a few pictures stuck out to me.
I had a germ of an idea.
I say a germ, because there is no such thing as a Target, a HomeGoods, a J.C. Penney, or a Bed, Bath, and Beyond here.
Decorating takes a good bit of patience, an imaginative eye, some "fortuosity", and having the money right when it's needed!
I knew my best bet was to find things in Accra, but we weren't planning a trip any time soon.
God soon changed all our plans.
Not long after I got my idea, we found out we'd be spending a few weeks in Accra for Lili's heart surgery.
I prayed for two things during Lili's recovery ~ that we'd have a little time after Lili was out of the hospital for our family to reconnect and that we'd have a little leftover money to buy some things for our bedroom.
God was gracious enough to answer both prayers.
The only thing I knew for sure was the color I was looking for. After that, it was a bit vague.
This is what I came home with:
And this is what we did with it!
We love it!
I'm quite sure that I've always secretly wanted a bright piece of furniture in my life and didn't even know it!
So I'm curious......
Yeah for lime green!!!!!
Sorry, it's too bright for me!!!
Have you ever painted or wanted to paint something a bold color?
I'd love to hear what you think!