October 9, 2013

To Paint or Not to Paint...

I've toyed with the idea of painting my brick fireplace for a long time.  Finally I'm going to do it.  You wouldn't believe the feedback I've gotten from anyone I've mentioned it too, positive and negative.  Even yesterday at the paint store the owner said "Are you sure you want to do this?"  My sister, who is a retired real estate agent, assured me that it wouldn't hurt the sale of my house in the future and she thought it would be pretty.  I'm painting it Linen White, the color of the walls.   A friend is coming to lunch Thursday and we're going to tackle this project.  Today I have to take the green shelf down and wash all those lady vases so they'll be sparkling when I put them back.  I'll post "after" pictures unless I absolutely hate the change and can't stop crying.
For the past week I've  been decorating for fall and Halloween.  I embroidered this banner for my breakfast room.  I think Halloween decorations are fun. 
Have you ever seen bittersweet growing?  I bought some from a vendor at a flea market last week.  He told me to sprayed it  with clear acrylic and it would last several years.    I love it in this enamel   coffee pot on my table.

I helped my daughter cover some chairs recently with a lime green and white chevron print.  Chevron is really popular right now.  We had a little too much supervision from my feline grandcat.  He's the one I write about each year in his Halloween costume.  I can't wait for you to see what he's going to be this year...
"You missed painting a spot right here"
More on the fireplace later, I hope...


  1. We are so looking forward to the finished result. How exciting. Have a wonderful Wednesday.
    Best wishes Molly

  2. I would paint it! My daughter did hers and it looks Great!

  3. Yup paint it!! I'm in painting frenzy here lately- anything that's not moving my husband says!!-- oh I thought that cat was a statue- purple now......
    :) Rain

  4. I have been agonizing over this same thing for months! Can't wait to see yours done as mine looks very similar.

  5. I know its going to be amazing!!!! Love your decorations!!!