Steven finished sinking nailheads, wood-filling and sanding the hallway floor. Whew! After a coat of primer, some black paint (Silhouette by Martha Stewart), and some satin sealer, we are so much closer to a finished hallway. It will be awhile before we have “finished / after” photos for you since the reading nook and bookcases that are replacing the closet will take some time.
In the interim, here is a sneak peek for what it looks like so far… I decided that we needed a bright pop of color. After you climb the stairs and peek into the hallway, there was too much black, white and gray. We had a vintage wooden child’s chair that we picked up at Goodwill. It was a once-cheerful, now-sorry yellowy-green. I didn’t want to run in to town for paint (I was thinking Bubblegum Pink), so I started mixing. I had a sample of Martha Stewart’s discontinued Scented Notepaper, which was not popping enough. So I stirred in a dab of Ralph Lauren’s Aruba… and bam… Dane walked in the kitchen and said, “Does that paint have a name? It looks like bubblegum!” So, yay for me! A few coats later, as I was too lazy to prime, and we had this fun little chair. Steven added some fuzzy pads to the metal glides, and we were in business. The boys are already enjoying this little quiet spot to read a book, so we know the future reading nook is going to be the fun hang-out in the upstairs.
Speaking of fun… A hap-hap-happy birthday was had by Mister Bowie Morgan! He turned 5 on Saturday, despite all my urgings to stay little forever. Bowie asked for a honey cake for his birthday. (Apprarently the little honey pot on top of the hoosier cabinet really caught his eye). So out came the cake pan from his first birthday party to whip up a cake. Happy Birthday, Bo-Bot!