The bad news: I don't like the color, it's just too saturated/bright. I was going for a robin's egg blue and this is much more tropical than I was aiming for, if that makes any sense.
The good news: The paint only cost $10 on sale, so it's no big deal to buy a different can and try again. I'm leaning toward the following color.
In the living room things are more certain.
Both Mr. Cleaver and I absolutely love the transformation. The original color made the room so dark and den-like - it's so much brighter and more modern now! Eventually I'll make some curtains to cover the lower bookcase and we'll paint the doors to match the trim, but aside from a few touch-ups and painting the built-in's shelves, we're done in this room - which is huge.
Once again, we owe a huge debt of gratitude to our friends, who helped out enormously!!
Mr. Cleaver & I took the train down to Boston (our last visit was in 2006!) to wander about and have some fun on the last unofficial weekend of summer.
While we bought T passes, we kept looking at our map and saying "that's not too far", so we ended up hoofing it the entire day and racked up about 5 miles around the city.
We promenaded the Boston Common
We munched lunch at The Paramount (after standing in quite the line - this is a popular and tasty spot!)
We stumbled upon the cutest community garden in Cambridge.
And found happy turtles and triceratops, indoor lightning, and knitted brains at the Museum of Science.
Now, during this daytrip, Mr. Cleaver insisted on taking more photos of me than usual, because, in his words, "Your blog readers aren't interested in pictures of me, they'd much rather have picture of you."
So, as a concession to the mister, I leave you with this photo of me running from dinosaurs and an opinion poll: