We have been experiencing Spring weather since mid/late November – to date. We have had a few chilly/cold nights and days but overall it’s been unexplained beautiful weather. For the most part we have stayed in the mid to upper 60’s and occasionally 70! and I don’t live in or close to Florida. Today however, its a damp, cloudy 51 and I’m missing that sun.
I don’t have an exciting story to tell just a decorating thought. I have acquired an old door which I love. The details are perfect for me but I’m thinking should I completely remove all the old chipping paint and leave it in rough form or just let the paint chips fall every time I change the decor on it. I’m not sure if I want to give it a fresh new coat of paint and loose the stories or keep the old paint on and maybe seal it. For now I have it propped up in my dinning room still trying to decide on what plans I am making for it. I eventually will hang it on a barn door hanger.
My oldest daughter came in took one look at it and said why do you have door in the dinning room? I gasped and said it’s part of my decor. She fluffed that comment off by saying, Mom it’s a door. Oh! I disregarded her comment and thought I like it, it’s going to stay and when I’m finished she will say oh wow, that looks great.
Yes I think of layers of paint, wallpaper, carpet, hardwood, tile…..old / new house as stories and memories made or waiting to be made. I can feel the love and warmth this house gives me every time I walk in door. I have raised my two daughters here and now get to share it with my grandchildren. It’s a lovely feeling and always makes me smile.