Inde-paint-ence Day

Our July 4th celebration involved lots of family, food, games, sunshine, fireworks, drinks, and playing outside. My mom and brother visited for the weekend, and my sister’s family spent a lot of time with us as well. The weather was warm without being crazy hot and humid, so it was perfect for pulling out the kiddie pool. We let them stay up for the fireworks, and it was worth the late bedtime to hear their commentary. (“I’m enjoying this, Mom.”)

But the overall theme for the weekend? Paint.

Not exactly traditional, but still fun. I helped the girls make a fireworks craft (found the idea here, via Pinterest) which they loved, and happily showed off to everyone.

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One of the perks of an activity like this? It’s perfectly okay if the results are a bit messy. (Says the recovering control freak.)

Joe and I have been giving our bedroom an update as well, so my mom and I took the opportunity to knock out a couple of items off that to-do list. We wanted to lighten up the feel in our room, so I decided on a fun shade of coral for my nightstand, and white for Joe’s chest of drawers. It was such a good feeling to sand down the dark brown and give everything a fresh coat of paint.
IMG_0292I’m waiting to show the finished product until I share photos of the room, but this was the first step in four(!) coats of paint. Ridiculous, I know, but the first brand of paint just wouldn’t set up for anything so I had to start over.

And then, just because, we painted the door going into the garage a cheerful yellow.
IMG_0290I would love to do a statement for our front door, but since that won’t work because of the type of door we have, this is a good consolation prize. It still needs some white paint around the trim, but we’re loving how this is looking for now. It really feels so good to be productive, especially when the projects were so fun!

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  1. Lisa

    July 7, 2015 at 8:45 pm

    I love the yellow door- how cheery! And that craft looks so cute, and the “messiness doesn’t matter” is my kind of project. 🙂

  2. Margaret

    July 8, 2015 at 9:37 am

    Tell the girls how much I love their fireworks pictures.


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