There are plenty of them growing behind the rock wall because I toss them back there when I dig them out. So I will still get to see a them blooming out in the wild as they should be. I did keep a few plants that bloom later and are not invasive. I wrote before about the two different kinds of poppies I have. One is very nice and well behaved and the other is a weed (in my humble opinion).
Besides killing poppies, I have been painting again today.
I had a desk that was peach sponge painted for the past 10 years. Sometimes I use this desk in the living room and sometimes it just sits in the basement. It's been sitting in the basement for the past year.
I decided to repaint it green. I did that last week. Today I decided to paint blue stripes on the drawer to tie into the new blue wall color. I started by putting masking tape on the drawer.
Then I pulled off every other piece of masking tape. The green areas you see will be painted ice blue.
Here it is painted. The ice blue looks white on my monitor, but it's really a nice icy blue color.
Once it's all painted, you just pull off the masking tape (I do this before it dries). This is what it looks like when done. The ice blue stripes are the same as the wall color. What fun! I loved doing this even though the stripes did not turn out as clean as I would have liked. There was a bit of bleeding under the tape and I spent a lot of time trying to fix that. I guess I will just leave it "shabby chic". LOL.
To bring in a little blue color, I used my teenage head vase and went out and picked some of my iris and some silver King artemesia for filler. It's nice to be able to enjoy some of my garden flowers inside since that is where I am spending so much time lately.
Now I am re-painting all the picture frames in the room to give them a cleaner updated look to go with the new paint color.
DH is painting the hallway walls. I did the four doorways. We still need to do the doors tonight and a second coat on the walls. I am also working on a new valance for the living room.
So this is my relaxing weekend...........I hope you are all having fun, too!
Just so I remember what paint I used I need to include this:
Living Room walls: The Big chill Ace Hardware C45-2 Eggshell
Living Room Ceiling & Beams, Hall Ceiling and Walls: Ace Hardware, High Hiding white E34 Satin Finish
LR Windows, Floor Molding and Doors, Hall Doors, Molding: High Hiding White Semi-Gloss