Are the colours I am currently obsessed with. I can't get enough of that green!
John likes it. The other people who've seen it (my family and the electrician and the gasman) say things like "Wow, that's bright!" or "Hmm. I'm sure you'll make it look lovely..." Bella simply said "Mum, that's hideous." I'm understandably a little defensive about my colour choice.
The room we've painted this shade is the porch, and it's only on the one wall. I know, it's not an essential project in an essential room, but I just wanted to do something fun. I couldn't have this colour in a room we were in all the time, but our new house has a porch/lobby/vestibule which is about 2 metres by 2 metres and it's such a luxury to me! We've never had a porch before. I would've killed for this space when the kids were small and I needed somewhere to put the pram or pushchair.
The front door opens into a tiled area and then you have an internal front door and glass wall, filled with swirly frosted glass, which leads into the hall. This space will eventually have coat hooks, a shoe rack, a stool - practical things, but pretty too. The light and glass make it feel a bit like a conservatory so I think I was channeling a kind of greenhouse theme here, with wellies neatly lined up against the wall and flowers in a jug. That big green wall will be filled with photos and prints in white frames, so that only a small amount of the colour will be visible.
But my impatient creative mind starting clunking and whirring away and an idea for a possible stool cover emerged. My first project for our new home! Happily, I had the exact shades already in my cotton yarn stash - it's like it was meant to be, see?
I'll write more about the stool cover another day as I want to make another in different colours and remember to take photos during the process.
Here is a glimpse of how it looks so far:
It's almost finished, with the just ends to darn in and the whole thing will be straightened up nicely when I attach it properly to the stool.
I think these colours are my response to spring and the fact that I'm not doing my usual spring-ish things. I'm not buying daffodils or tulips and filling vases with them, there are no bulbs coming up in our new garden apart from four crocuses hiding under a tree in the front. I miss faffing around with arrangements on my mantel. I've been so focused on painting, painting, painting, lists, deadlines, more lists, that I think I forgot there was a season going on around me outside.
Tomorrow I'm going to buy a bunch of daffodils.
Have a great weekend.