Well, today was my first day of work in my new district.  I feel a little lost, but everyone has been so nice to me. I do not have internet at the lake house so my posts will be after work until I can get something worked out up there.  No photos today because while I did remember to bring this post already done ( I love the cut and paste option), I did not bring my SD card to upload my photos.  It is all going to be a learning curve.   I can tell I am going to be spending more time at Star Hill now that my job has changed just because it is an easier commute until the city house gets on the market and sells.  That means more of my stuff is going to end up in our very small lake house bedroom. (Star Hill is 950 square feet, divided into three bedrooms, a family room/kitchen, a laundry room, and a bathroom. The first thing I know I need to do is get rid of stuff I do not need there, then I need to look at storage.  ( I seem to be doing that a lot these days.)

Before this whole journey started I bought three 1970’s Ethan Allen pieces that were part of an entertainment center group at one point. They were a resale find and I loved them because they had sort of shutter looking doors that I knew would be fun to paint and give a relaxed vibe to the lake house. I know how old these pieces are because my brother-in-law and sister-in-law had the complete set just like these pieces at one point.  Two of the three pieces match in size and will make excellent side tables.  I already have a dresser and chest that will stay.  The headboard is taking a hike to the guest room and will be replaced by an old door that I am super excited to get up.

I am really stuck when it comes to the room color.  I think I want gray walls.  I love gray walls.  They are soothing. The gray has to work with red and blue because the entire house has red and blue accents. What to do, what to do… I would love to hear from you.

I already selected the color to paint the new night stands and have one painted.  Pantone Lunar Rock.  I tried a new type paint and I am RUNNING back to Behr.  Nothing I have found works as well as Behr Paint, but I will finish the other night stand with this paint then move on.  Lunar Rock is a light gray, almost white and will be beautiful on the night stands, especially glazed with a charcoal paint.  I sanded and stained the tops a great color called pine cone.

I am not sure what color to paint the new door-headboard.  I am thinking a dark red or navy blue.  Thoughts?

Hubby put up some wide, rustic, pine boards to trim the windows in all the bedrooms this weekend and hung new mini blinds (Don’t judge me, they are easy to take care of and that is the name of the game in a lake house.)  I am definitely going with white-white trim work in the bedroom.  I want my milk glass to make sense in there.  I think there will be dark rustic shelves to display the collection.

Pictures tomorrow, I promise.

I hope that everyone had a wonderful Easter Weekend.  We sure did. It was great to have family and friends over.

 

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