Red Echo

May 20, 2013

I was still feeling pretty weak this weekend so we didn’t do much moving – just the books. The dark wooden shelves suck up a lot of light now that they’re all empty; it’s dark in the old apartment!

The new house’s freshly remodeled interior walls came painted in yellow and tan; I thought it was a fine look, if a little bland, but Ava hates it. I’m happy to get ambitious with color, so we spent hours painting the kitchen (forest green on the walls with cabinets, very pale green on the big wall) and the back bedroom (dark red on one wall, warm grey on the others). Ava tackled the bathroom today, using a brilliant turquoise straight out of Miami Vice; I’m not sure we’ll get the dining room done before we move, but the plan is to echo the kitchen’s scheme in blues. It’s going to be cool.

Now that we have the paint done, we can actually start moving in the furniture!


  1. Yay for color! Oh it’s SO much easier to paint BEFORE moving in furniture. The only downside is that it tends to make you a little more nervous about nicking up the freshly painted walls while moving in furniture. :-)

    Comment by Rachel — May 21, 2013 @ 11:53 am

  2. It was really fortunate that the purchase timing worked out to give us all month to move. We’ll do a fair bit of work this upcoming weekend but it’s not going to be exhausting.

    And yeah, I’m sure we’ll nick up the walls a bit, but at least we have all the cans of paint stashed away downstairs!

    Comment by Mars Saxman — May 21, 2013 @ 12:47 pm