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February 22nd, 2007

WIP-slashedPlasma for the Sewing room AQUAfication! Light aqua? Robin’s Egg blue? Tiffany Box blue? For me it’s Aqualicious! Within a two year period my little sewing room/studio/office has gone from Wisper Yellow to French White (lt. pink) and now a WIP to Aqualiciousness. A few months back I bought a gallon of aqua, and I just thought it was too dark for this small 10×10 room. I have a nice big window with a heavenly view… but it faces north (Hey… Washington state! I see you!) and natural lighting is not the best.

So eventually the light bulb went on… Hmmm… a lighter shade. Yes… lighter, that’s it! Ding, ding, ding! I don’t like Behr paint, but I do like their colors. I took my swatch to my local Pratt and Lambert dealer and had it color matched to the shade lighter of what I wanted. And it was perfect! So now I’m painting wall by wall. I just have way too much stuff and wanted to tackle wall #2 so DH could get my new cupboards up. Why move crap two times when you can do it once! <— This is not a lesson I learned right away. I’m learning, I’m learning.

WIP-slashedAnyhoo… The current state of things looks like a baby nursery on crack. Wall by wall, pile-o-stuff moving from spot to spot… de-pinking has begun and the AQUAfication has started. Changes are a comin’! Already my teeny tiny little space looks like a sunny day, and since this is the North Oregon Coast… I need all the sunny days I can get! Even if it’s faux sunshine!

My other WIP is not for me. It’s a shop quilt for Anna Lena’s. Darling, darling Dick & Jane fabric from Michael Miller.

I love it, but not something I’d buy for me personally. I do see myself buying some of those 40’s/50’s looking graphic fabrics. I love it! Unless I’m inspired by something amazing to make with this (maybe an apron), this is not on my personal shopping list. I blame this on the fact that we had German children’s books when we were kids. Not the sweet Dick & Jane… we had end-up-in-therapy-worthy scary crazy maniac books like Der Struwwelpeter! And while I’m at it… we had to go to German School (in Oakland) on Saturaday’s. Yup - we missed out on the Saturday Morning Cartoon experience. And people wonder why I don’t get The Road Runner and the whole Acme gig!

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13 Responses

  1. The fabulous Wende allegedly said:

    It’s nice to know my space is not the only WIP. I started painting my 18 months ago and then got so busy with school, I stopped. I really, really must finish! I wonder how close our aquas are. Although, I’m seriously considering choosing a different color. :D

  2. The fabulous Pam allegedly said:

    Ohhh, looks aqualiciously good. Love looking at all your stuff.

  3. The fabulous kirsty allegedly said:

    You’re not wrong about Struwwelpeter being therapy inducing! I have a very old copy of that book and if I’d had it as a child it would have terrified me!
    LOVE the paint colour. I think I need some of that in my life :)

  4. The fabulous Michelle allegedly said:

    Love the new wall color! I’m a huge fan of bright colors on the walls, I think they make everything seem sunnier!

  5. The fabulous Jackie allegedly said:

    Love the wall color! Soon I’ll be choosing colors for my new studio walls too! I so love the Dick and Jane fabric - I think an apron could be fun from it…so cute!

  6. The fabulous Cindy allegedly said:

    Oh, I can’t wait to see it IRL this summer. I hope it’s still the same Aqualicious color by then! :) tee hee

  7. The fabulous Anne Sutton allegedly said:

    Now this is a color I like! I was thinking of aqua too so I can’t wait to see how you like it. Beautifulicious!

  8. The fabulous blop allegedly said:

    Yeah, you are on the aqua paint bandwagon…it really makes the room happy..not that you need it, but it does something on those gray days! I can hardly wait to see it all done. Do you get your paint w/a library card?? Since you paint that room so often, can’t you just return it for something different??? LOL :D

  9. The fabulous Autum allegedly said:

    My sewing room was yellow and I recently painted it aqua. I find everything looks prettier against the aqua background. I can’t say it’s increased my productivity, but I enjoy being in here more.

  10. The fabulous Wende allegedly said:

    Oh, and I forgot to tell you. :D I grew up without a television. So, all those popular culture references totally go over my head. RIGHT THERE WITH YOU.

    Thank again, so so so so, much for last night. You really SHOULDN’T have, but it means so much to me that you did. Especially under the circumstances. All my love to your family, Monica. (And you’re such a good beauty pusher: I adore the Moda and can’t wait to use that thread!)

  11. The fabulous Kathy allegedly said:

    Love the aqua. Baby nursery on crack! I needed the laugh! And that sounds soooo like something that would pop out of my mouth. :D

  12. The fabulous elizabeth allegedly said:

    Meep! Meeep! Love the room! I also can’t wait to hear how you like the aqua. Well, yeah, I KNOW how you like aqua, but in a north facing room. That’s what I’ll have someday when Son #1 manages to move out. I’ve pondered paint colors many times because the instant his car starts up for that drive to his NEW HOME, I’ll be grabbing the paint brushes.
    But wow. A childhood with no roadrunner? I’m so sorry.

  13. The fabulous Julie allegedly said:

    Your blog is most enjoyable to read.

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