The replacement color is a white, but rich with undertones of red and blue, so the violet is warm and inviting. As we worked our way through a coat of Kilz (which seemed to disappear into the thirsty walls) and two coats of the new color, the transformation was amazing. By the time that we had most of the old color covered, the room was incredible.
Here Allan is applying the Kilz. Even that was an improvement! And trust me when I say that the color was darker than it seems in these pictures.
This looks like a bright turquoise, but it was actually dark enough to be oppressing. We talked about how it felt as if the walls were moving in on us.
BTW, you can see through the window that the deck is painted a similar color. By summer it will be a rich, reddish brown.
This picture shows the new color pretty well, if you click to see it larger. The wall on the left isn't really green ... it is reflection from the wall that Allan is painting above. Yeah, it is that bad!!
The one who really knew how to spend the day was Ali. I propped the back door open and he loved being able to go out or come back in as he wished. Both he and China are enjoying having a fenced back yard again and the freedom to wander without me hollering, "Come back here!" I will need to find a type grass that will grow at this altitude and then hope I can make it grow.
Both dogs seem to be right at home in the new house. It almost seemed that they knew it was "home," from the moment they entered. I've let them wander just a little in the unfenced areas also, and they show no signs of meandering away ... or deliberately dashing off. I can't wait to see how they take to it when we get the furniture there.
One last picture which I actually took last night. Just before we left, a friend who was helping called to us to come out on the porch and look at the moon. I'm sure you knew there was a lunar eclipse. Although it wasn't a full eclipse here, the moon was exquisite and just took your breath away. Please click on it and make it larger. This is my view at twilight. I'll be taking reservations for your visits in the near future. :-)
Tomorrow I have an appointment for measurements and to look at carpet and tile. And I'll continue painting. There is still a lot to be painted, and I'm tired, but it is a delightful set of tasks I do now. I've said it before, and I doubt this will be the last one ...
Life is Good.