Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Creating Beauty All Around

Today Steve the painter came back to begin on the trim. To my great pleasure he started on the living room trim, where it had painted with flat band aid colored paint. It was the ugliest color combination ever, and looked even worse against the beautiful new floors. Today the trim is mostly white. It will definitely need another coat, but it already looks better and the room looks mysteriously bigger, even though the wall color has not changed at all.  We are going to use existing furniture and art, so all we'll need here once the walls are painted is a rod and drapes. It's close to being livable.

Roxy had a beauty treatment today too, although she was not looking forward to it and almost certainly did not enjoy it. I took her and Mitzi to Petco to have their nails trimmed. Mitzi has been to the groomer a couple of times this year, and i would have thought they would trim her nails as part of the service, but she still needed a trim. I can't remember the last time I had Roxy's nails trimmed. In Oklahoma City she has a daily walk on pavement and that kept her nails filed down. Dirt roads and the beach do not provide that service. Her nails were getting long enough to be uncomfortable to her.


Kay Dennison said...

I look forward to seeing the finished rooms.

Glad your girls are comfortable and all prettied up!

zippiknits...sometimes said...

Your house is becoming so lovely! Glad that you found a good painter. Worth his weight in gold, you know.

Wolfie does not like to go to the groomer either but he does love his groomer. She gives him a small handful of treats, and that is his reward for letting her mess with his feet. He has a dew claw that curls into a circle if it's not cut.