"A single idea can transform a life, a business, a nation, a world."
I love this quote. Well this weekend a single idea didn't quite transform the world but it did transform my upstairs hallway. Let me lay this out. I have done nothing to the hallway. I've tried things here and there but nothing as ever really come of it. There is a really nice set of pictures hung up on one wall. Just hanging there though. I hung them a long time ago and then I lost interest. The waxing and waning of my ADD. So a couple days ago Saige wanted to move her bed against the wall. We had to move a little night table out of the way. I stuck it in the hallway right under those pictures. Now it was way to small but it suddenly occured to me, "Why don't I have a table under there?" The wheels started spinning. Before I knew it I was dragging things from all over my house. I had the can of paint out that my office is painted in. It became a full fledged project.
Yesterday on the most gorgeous day of the year I was inside painting and arranging. I painted and then repainted the cabinet the angel is sitting on. It has been around forever and been more colors and designs than you can imagine. Now it's just black, with some turquoise shelves. Today my friend Ashley (who just moved home after 13 years) came over. She saw my project underway and jumped right in. This is one of her very favorite things to do. I wish I had "before" pictures, but all you have to do is imagine cream walls. Just cream. This is the after.
Everything in here is stuff I had that just didn't have a good home or wasn't put out. Except the angel. I love that angel. I have collected angels for as long as I can remember. For a long time I didn't even know I collected them. I just really gathered them. Anyway the angel had a very prominent home downstairs but I like her right outside our bedrooms.
Now I've moved onto the downstairs foyer. It's all getting changed. I did take a before picture of that.