Saturday, August 14, 2010
Tie Dye Madness
Soooo, before the painting madness there was the tie dye madness. Of course you wouldn't know any of that because I haven't posted for so long.
I just finished painting the second coat of paint on the bedroom. This has taken me about a week to work on. And I still have all the trim. I flippantly thought I could just "paint" the bedroom. This room and the one I am in now have been a pretty robin's egg blue for the past 13 years since my mother bought the house and who knows how many years before that. They were both way overdue for a paint job. I am moving into this room and I couldn't bear the thought of winter in a cool blue room. This is what I finally came up with after four hardware stores worth of paint chips and samples and testing all over the wall. I call it Buttercream Frosting. It is my own custom mix. I couldn't find quite the shade I was looking for. I could find one darker and one lighter. I bought one gallon of each and mix them together. I am pretty pleased with myself. And exhausted!
It has been a mad dash of playing around the last week. It isn't like I have a list of about thirty things I HAVE to do before school starts again in a week. I should give myself a break. It's not like it has all been play. Last week there were the three out of town doctors appointments (not for me, I'm the driver) and then all the grocery shopping, cooking and cleaning to do since my mother has been laid up. You know, all the normal, domestic stuff.
Anyhoo, this tie dye madness began a week ago on a lazy Sunday afternoon when I remembered I had shirts that had been sitting in the tie dye box for about, ahem, four years? I thought it would be pretty simple and easy to do those up in a jiffy. Ha ha ha! Ya right. Now, drumroll please, here for your viewing pleasure are my tie dyes. Ta dah!
It took me a few days to get through the process. I only tied up the shirts on Sunday and then it got too dark to mix up the dyes. Then Monday I thought it would be a great idea to barbeque AND tie dye. Oh, I kill myself! What was I thinking? Just when I thought I was finally done with the madness, my son and his girlfriend wanted to tie dye. After all, there was extra dye and the mess hadn't been put away yet. Therefore, the madness began again.
Then to top it off, and just because there was a little dye left, I made this little wall piece. And we wont even talk about the rest of the leftover dye that is in the refrigerator. Next week, reality. Moving the bedroom and trying to complete the to do list. Wish me luck. I hear the dyes calling me...