I have been so busy lately that I haven’t had much time to update my blog! (Except for the tacos…by the way, yum…) I do have a really good excuse for this: in addition to work and sleep, in the past week I have been on a road trip to Key West, gone to the Mercedes Benz Corporate Run in Brickell, and gotten a private boating/kayaking tour of Cape Sable and the Everglades! I have seen so much amazing wildlife and oceanic vistas, and I can’t wait to show you all.
This photograph was taken at a rest stop on the way home from Key West – isn’t it ridiculous how blue that water is? Sometimes I just look around and marvel at how lucky I am!
On the homefront, I have also undertaken a major (for me) home improvement project: I decided to paint all of my mismatched, black/cherry/mahogany/chocolate brown furniture WHITE. Yup, white. There is a cottage design blog that I love to read when I get the chance, called a beach cottage. a beach cottage is written by a lovely woman named Sarah, who is an amazing photographer with a fantastic eye for design – even if you have zero interest in interior design or don’t even know what “cottage” is, I highly recommend checking her out just to see the photographs. She is so, so creative – with composition, color, everything. And, 99% of all the things in her house are white. I just love the way it looks – peaceful, calm and beachy!
I was wanting to do something different with my furniture, which are all beloved, cherished heirlooms from Target or Ikea, anyway, and I started mulling over perhaps just painting all of my furniture white. My sister Robyn had brought up a good point, though, asking me if I thought it might be very cold feeling, atmosphere-wise, if everything was painted white, when the weather outside is dark and cold (because that happens so, so frequently in South Florida, but still), so I left Sarah a comment asking her if she ever felt that it made the house too emotionless or cold when everything was painted white. She actually took the time to write me back and told me that before moving to Australia, she lived in England (practically the definition of dreary and cold!) where she had an all white, cottage-y home and she never felt that it was too cold an atmosphere. So that clinched it! I went to Home Depot, bought white paint and started painting! So, I will be doing several before-and-after posts about that, as well. So far, I am about halfway done – I still have a bookcase and a Japanese room divider left to paint! I’ll let you know how it goes…. :)