Instead I decided to resurrect the hard rubber mats that I bought in 2013.
They had lost all their color.
Using some magnolia tree seed pods as a color inspiration I decided to brighten up these mats if only for the night of the party.
In my stash of old paint I found tan, coral, and red which I laid out on a piece of aluminum foil. Using a regular paint roller I rolled through the 3 colors allowing them to touch each other but not totally blending them.
I rolled the paint on each of the two mats being careful not to go over too vigorously so each color would in places keep its own character.
Since the mats were 3-dimensional the flowers once again appeared but in reds and pinks this time instead of blues and ochres.
Back in February our carpenter repaired a hole in the wall caused by careless slamming of the bathroom door.
It was so bad that almost the entire wall had to be replaced which lies behind the bathroom door when it is open. Months later after it had been fully mudded and sand, Sug painted the area again with Benjamin Moore’s Moonshine.
Now that the entire wall has been painted and new trim added (only needs to be topped with ogee) we can move on to other projects.
In addition to watching our sweet little dog, Dash, Sug has created a chore list for herself while we’re away.
She’s planning to secure all trim that has been cut. Then she’s filling all nail holes and finishing the project by painting all installed trim. She will also touch up some spots on the ceiling in both the pink tile bathroom and the powder room.
She plans paint the wall just outside the pink tile bathroom that was repaired a while ago.
And we have 2 interior doors that have not been painted. Sug will paint them.
She’s also going to paint the shed door which has peeled significantly.
I’m sure she won’t stop at these tasks.
Does someone look after your house and animals while you’re away?
I know I’m blessed to have a friend like Sug. When she returns from a Central American mission trip the three of us — Sug, Charlie, and I, — are going to work on some local projects. As anyone who reads the blog regularly knows, Sug and Charlie actually do most of the work. I am so grateful to be part of the trio.
What project would you like to have a team complete at your house?