Sunday, March 15, 2009

A few pics...

Finally, some pictures of my new red wall:

The wall behind the eating area -- which took so much longer than such a small space should've taken. Mostly because I've had other things to do the last couple weeks -- but also because it took FOREVER to tape all the trim and the windows and the ceiling, and then it ended up needing three coats of paint. But I'm really happy with the outcome...

Accent wall above the cupboards -- the red kinda matches those red dish towels, which I've had since we moved in, and I always thought they looked great with the dark wood and counters. Now I'm just trying to decide if I want to attempt to paint the wall above those cabinets over the ovens -- actually, Rick would probably have to do it. I was barely tall enough to reach the other wall when I was standing on the counter -- and there's only a small counter on the opposite side. There's no way I could reach that wall over the ovens without a really tall ladder...

I just love my light fixture over the kitchen table... :)

Bonus picture! Echo being all cute and hiding behind Rick's legs... She seems to be doing better now -- she's eating regularly again, although she's being a bit more picky than she used to be. I have to mix her usual dry food with a little bit of canned food before she'll really start eating it. And she no longer likes the crunchy treats she used to eat -- but she loves the new soft treats we just bought her at Petsmart. And she's gotten WAY too clever at discovering pills hidden in various foods. I've pretty much given up trying to sneak her pills into any sort of food, because she's suspicious of EVERYTHING now. So I have to just throw them in her mouth and hold it closed until she swallows (or PRETENDS to swallow, which is often the case... and then she shakes her head until the pills fall on the floor, and I have to wipe them off and toss them in her mouth again. Poor puppy... :))

Bonus picture #2! (Piva wouldn't leave me alone when I was taking the pictures of the new paint, so I finally just took a picture of her... :))


G said...

A very nice shade of red that you picked out for the wall.

Also, nice picture of the cat and dog.

Will the entire kitchen be in this particular shade of red?

Lisa said...

Thanks! :) I think I'm going to leave it as is -- it's a pretty bright red, so I'm afraid if I paint every wall, it'll be a little overwhelming. But I like it as an "accent" color. I might still paint the wall above my second set of cupboards, but I'd have to figure out how to reach it... :)

Jannie Funster said...

Teh red looks smashing!!

When our dogs need pills, they immediately get snuck into a nice chunk of thick steak!

But again, so glad Echo is recovering nicely. She looks precious, as does Piva.

Where does the name Piva come from?