Capture the Everyday is about getting you to capture those everyday moments in your life! Each Thursday, Melissa issues a simple challenge to capture something that’s a part of your daily life. You can post just a picture or add some words to go along with it. You’ll have a week to get it done and then Melissa will issue another. It’s a quick, easy way to start capturing those little parts of life we sometimes take for granted.
The Assignment: A feature that you love about your home (a room, a detail, a piece of furniture, etc)
When you walk into my home, the first thing you may think is Why in the world did they paint their foyer orange?! I love that reaction. No one says it with their mouth, but I’ve read it in their eyes. Our kitchen is a deep blue, and is right off of our foyer; the colors compliment each other beautifully. At least to me. After living in Tucson, it’s almost impossible not to be inspired by the southwestern style. It’s spattered all over my house. From the painted pieces of art to a few ceramic pots & geckos to our kokopelli lamp. Since we only lived in apartments in Tucson… with white walls, the first thing I did when we moved into a home of our own several years ago was to PAINT. Every room was a different color. Kitchen was periwinkle, living room was red, our bedrooms were sage & purple. I did our bathroom in 2 shades of gold with a painting technique using brushes & rags, so when we moved to our second home and had even more space to fill with color, I opted to use that same technique I used in our first bathroom in our foyer. The first impression room.
Once I completed the first two layers of paint, I wanted more. I found a large stencil at Lowe’s and decided to use the technique with one of the shades of paint over the stencil. What I saw in my head came to life as the hubs did the first stencil, which we both loved! However, the hubs assured me it took way more patience than I’d be able to handle… so he offered to do the rest. I wasn’t going to fight him on that! Turns out, I was days away from finding out I was pregnant for the 2nd time and was already starting to feel sick & tired, so I welcomed the break. It took the hubs about 3 hours to get that wall done, and even though I had initially wanted all the ways to sport the stencil, we found it to be a good place to stop.
Many people don’t look close enough at the wall in the foyer to see the amazing detailed work the hubs did… but I appreciate it just about every time I walk through. It may just look orange to some, but to me, it’s a fantastic wall of art I’m glad we did while we had the ambition & energy. So many more projects we have to do in our house, but since having 2 kids, they just aren’t a priority, because time & money goes to so many other things. We’ll get back to it someday. These days, it’s just nice to soak in the nice things we did have time to do, once upon a time.