One of the side perks to hosting a big gathering is it inspired me to thoroughly clean my house and redecorate a couple rooms. When we moved into our house, I misguidedly painted the master bedroom a pair of greens that set my teeth on edge. It always felt wrong and I felt like I was sleeping in a little boy's room. So, thanks to a couple unused gallons of blue paint in the garage and some extra marine-blue-satin-turned-curtains, our bedroom feels light and happy and serene. I spend my mornings sitting with my coffee looking out the window, enjoying the solitude in my new room. I can tell you that has never happened before.
(Pictures to come)
The other room to get some attention was our dining room. Formerly an ugly brown rag-rolled catastrophe (from the previous owners, mind you), now a neutral beige-yellow. The nasty cheesecloth window treatments were replaced with red striped curtains.
(Pictures, again, to come)
There's really no comparison, I feel like I'm in a new house!
Spring...new beginnings. :)