A Mentally Productive Saturday

by Angela aka Farmer Jane on February 25, 2012 · 2 comments

Today turned out to be an extremely mentally productive day. I’m so excited to have finally sat down with Dom to talk about the colors for our bedroom and my office.

Right now I’m probably making everyone nuts since my current office is the middle of the dining room table.

I do have my computer set up in my bedroom, but I need an office where I can sit at a table and take care of garden plans, a sewing station and a place for crafts and stuff like that.

The new location for my office will be where we are sleeping right now.

I make myself crazy sometimes with the way I change my mind. For me, its just not possible to think of every single detail when it comes to how we use space.

I never really thought about how much I needed somewhere to sew, or that I need a drafting table. So I’m in the process of thinking of my needs. What a concept right? I simply don’t think of the things I need until I’m knee deep in some project and suffering for a lack of creative space.

The photo to the right is of the color blue I chose for my new work environment.

We also looked at floor samples for the dining room, our bedroom and the two bathrooms.

I’m going to have fun designing these new spaces.

I’ll be also designing a play area for Simone in each of my spaces.

I want Simone to be able to paint, draw, and do little projects as I work during the day. She’ll have her very own nook. :)

We decided on a very light blue for our night stands. I was unsure up until this morning at breakfast about what color to paint them.

We bought the paint for our headboard and foot board. I’m not a fan of hunter green any more and that’s the color that’s on the head and foot boards. I’ll be spray painting it black but leaving the brass finials as they are.

I’m still debating whether to buy silk sheets and a duvet or for me to just order the silk in bulk and make the sheets and duvet myself. I haven’t found a good source for mulberry silk yet that has a width of greater than 52 inches. If anyone knows, please leave a comment and a link to a distributor.

As I write this Dom is finishing up putting the panels on the greenhouse. Its almost done!

I was going to write about making powdered eggs today, but I’m going to wait until after I’ve made them in two different ways. I’ll report back on the eggs sometime this week.

Oh! And I finally found an patio set I actually like, plus I like the fact that there ceramic tiles that can be changed to something else if we get bored of tile color.

The umbrella for the table and chairs is awesome too, although I don’t think we’ll need an umbrella since a pergola will be erected in the courtyard. It might be nice to have the umbrella until the pergola is built, because I have no idea when that can possibly happen this year. LOL

Once the pergola is built, the umbrella could be used in another area of the courtyard to keep the sun off of Simmi.


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Meagan February 29, 2012 at 12:34 am

Very nice sky blue. If you have a lot of natural light in that room, it will be wonderfully bright without being blinding. Good taste on the patio furniture too. Sometimes they can really look cheap and fall apart quickly.


Angela aka Farmer Jane February 29, 2012 at 7:51 am

Hi Meagan,

We only get the best light in the morning and as the sun is going down. The house definitely wasn’t built with solar gain in mind. LOL
We’ve talked about getting solar tubes put into the house to bring lots of natural light in. That’s way down on our priority list though. It really should be number one though since we wouldn’t have to use lights during the day at all.

Someone should invent a solar tube that collects natural light all day and since its already shining, it collects it for the night time as well. Then we wouldn’t need regular lighting at all. :)


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