Update: I’ve added a photo of the new curtains.
Here are a few photos of the great painting my family did for me while I was working in Biloxi:
My dear wife, Mary, says when she started painting, she was horrified: the first coat of paint looked pink. But the second coat held up a lot better.
My dear Mary and I had been trying to decided between a nice peach and a nice blue, wanted to be sure to contrast with the orange-y wood.
But Mary did some research. She read that when a room has a southern exposure — like this living room — then you should consider painting it a cool color like blue to cool it down. A warm color will only make such a room look and feel that much warmer.
“Paint it peach,” Mary said, “and you may as well light a bonfire in the room.”
Now I just have to install the new laminate flooring.