Normally my Peonies bloom just about when my kids are getting out of school for the summer in Mid June. But everything is weeks early this year due an to unseasonably warm Spring.
But here they are! Blooming during Bloom!
Love these plants, absolutely no maintenance, they just come up every
Spring, leave nice greenery for the Summer and then completely go away
in the Winter. Some years the pink ones are more vibrant, this year they
are a nice light shade of Pink.
We went with an "Engineered 5" Oak Plank floating floor. First a plastic barrier goes down on top of the cement (radiant heat) sub-floor.
Then its plank by plank knocking in each strip, being careful around the edges to cut where needed. Okay so I am not to technical here, Bob did the hard part with help from my dad Charlie and me later. We are very happy with the results.
I love color, I love to pick out paint colors, but it's not easy. After purchasing 9 different pints of similar blue/gray/greens for the trim, we ended up with the most grayish one, which was the first one I picked out. It is called Grey Wist.
We thought long and hard about what trim to paint what color, and came up with this plan; paint the windows, doors and baseboards the gray, and the crown molding, and bookcases a trim paint of the same color as the new wall paint, which is called French Canvass. It is in the white family - LOVE it!
The walls have not been painted yet, they are still just primer.
The walls have been primed, and the shelving, and moldings are being installed! Woo Hoo! There is the super cool door with the very old painted canvass glued to it. I am thinking a grayish bluish color for the trim and Chalky grey/white on the walls. Should I paint the shelving the trim color??? We shall see.
Isn't it amazing what a little sheet-rock can do? This is the view where a set of vintage French doors will go, pretty soon. We decided to strip the 4 or 5 layers of paint on them before installing them. So we must be patient.
Since this room is going to be my own space set aside from the rest of the home, I want to do something I have been wanting to try, but have not had the guts. And that's to paint the trim a color. I have purchased 9 or so different tones of the color I want for the
trim but I have not decided as yet, but the walls are going to be an off-white. Since the walls will be covered with various storage elements, what will be seen are all my supplies and materials. So the walls will want to be neutral, in a creative-kind-of-way of course.
Here are some shots of the rest of the room moving to the right: