That said, I can't manage to sit still and relax for any period of time. Even if the hands aren't busy, the mind must be whirring. My mental project for the week has been figuring out paint colors for the house. I spent a long lunch Friday at the paint store contemplating colors and talking with a very helpful salesperson about the challenges of painting in a house with 12-foot ceilings. I bought two little Benjamin Moore paint samples, another blue for the master bedroom and a brick red from the Historical Collection for the living room.
The blue for the bedroom was too dark, but we've decided we like the one for the living room. It's called Georgian brick, and it goes nicely with the curtains and other decor stuff we already have. And it's purty.
Those paint chips are the colors we're considering for the adjacent dining room. I like warm colors (guess that's why I'm having such a tough time with the blue bedroom), and this palette of goldy browns and rusty reds really appeals to me.
Anyway, it's nice to have that one decision out of the way. But I'm still terrified of tackling this paint job, even after talking to the encouraging Helpful Salesperson. The ceilings in particular seem a daunting task. And how on earth do you paint around the crown molding?