Wednesday, December 22, 2010
And Then There Was Light - Painting My Floor White
This is usually the time of year when I have to apply a new coat of oil to the floor in the dining/kitchen area of our cottage. I knew it would get darker, as it does each time I do it. Living in a cottage has the drawback of deep set windows and low ceilings which if you are not careful can feel oppressive. SO I PAINTED THE FLOOR WHITE and what a difference. I LOVE IT!
It's bright and everything twinkles, not just the tree lights that I wrapped around the tree that holds up our breakfast bar. This instead of a Christmas Tree which means
the presents have to go somewhere else. Each year I try to wrap the presents in a new way. This year it was brown kraft paper with stencilled initials, a luggage tag with a stencilled initial, all piled up and tied up with ribbon, curls, party poppers, Mexican paper flowers and crackers. Took an age but saves rooting around looking for the recipients name on each individual gift.
The cottage is dressed and ready for Christmas but whether anyone gets here is still not known. The snow is still falling but it's warm, cosy and BRIGHT in my home right now.