home in progress

paint home2013_4

bedroominprogress

the process of making this new house our family home is my ongoing project. one of my favorite things is to wander thrift stores looking for treasures. woven baskets. perfect patterns. little end-tables. my mom came last weekend and painted my bedroom (she LOVES painting -- finds it relaxing and meditative. i loathe it -- funny i know, but painting illustrations doesn't translate to painting walls for me.) we did two-tone. gray on the bottom two-thirds of the walls. white on the top third. i was nervous it would look strange, but i ended up loving it. it's kind of unexpected and interesting. i still have to hang artwork back up, so the room feels sort of echo-y, but it's getting there. i see little cozy spots starting to take shape.