Tuesday, 30 August 2011
I recently dyed the off-white curtains in my dining room to a lovely shade of bright yellow. When I first put them up and let the sun shine through them, I thought, "Uh oh."
But, then I opened the curtains a bit and the real light came through and it wasn't so bad.
The yellow curtains have really grown on me. I have always loved them, but now I appreciate them.
My home is covered in dark wood paneling. I am not a dark wood paneling kind of girl. I am, what I call, a Trading Spaces kind of girl. Which, translates into me liking clean lines and bright colors that pop. (hee hee, Beth!)
You can't just paint over dark wood paneling in a home you do not own. Nor, would I actually do that... because my husband has never thought it would be a good idea.
Okay, so, what that means is I have to add color if I want it. So, the curtains are a good place to start. White is what was on the rods when we moved in and well... white just doesn't cut it for me. White is not a color. It is... white.
Ask my kitchen.
As I went to take a picture of the yellow curtains this morning, I also decided to play with my camera a bit and see what happens when I leave the flash off.
The moment is captured perfectly. I love how the yellow light bounces off the stainless steel table.
You'll notice the curtain was open...
Mackenzie likes to watch the kids playing outside. And, since we never use the sliding glass doors... it is a perfect spot for her to play.
You would be unable to tell by the look on her face that her sleep time last night was not up to par. She has a runny nose and she couldn't breathe properly.
Please excuse the mess. We are doing some major rearranging. School has not yet started, but we are moving things from the school room back to the dining room. It just didn't work out last year.
Mackenzie requests that you do not confiscate her fork... but I had other ideas. Forks shouldn't be played with unsupervised.
Oh, by the way, Mom? Do you think Granny Audrey ever had this problem?