It was 28 degrees in Montreal yesterday ( 82 degrees in " American " ) with a beautiful breeze.
I was in shorts and a t-shirt and my favorite footwear - flip flops.
It's simply glorious to be outside working on cleaning up the yard :)
But before I went out there I gave the mantel in my bedroom a quick dry-brushing of Annie Sloan Chalk Paint - in pure white.
(It was that or carry it downstairs and through the house and into the back yard.
I seriously considered putting it in our outdoor " dining " area - but I didn't have the energy it would require )
I wanted to lighten it up though if it was staying in the bedroom - you know, just because it's summertime and the livin' is easy )
John says - Are you going to paint it seasonally?
Suzan says - Maybe .................
I hung a magazine basket and wrote our names on each section
John says - Oh good I can keep my kindle in there
Suzan says - Nope, no room
John says - So why didn't you just write Suzan & Suzan?
Suzan says - Because that would just look selfish.
I mean if you're going to be selfish - it's best not to look it to the outside world, right?
They're a perfect place to keep a few books I plan on reading. ( some for the first time - some again )
I'm liking it so much better than the grey I originally painted it in
Doesn't it look a little more " summery " now?
That art work on the mantel? I bought that at the Louvre about 5 years ago..........it's a print of a famous sculpture................I bought it so I'd look sophisticated.
Don't ask me who the sculptor is - I have no idea - because I'm not sophisticated.
But I actually saw it in person :)
UPDATE - Su from Butterfly 8)(8 Bungalow pointed out the following ( because she IS sophisticated)
"The figures are Cupid and Psyche, and it's in the Louvre. It's the Kiss by Antonio Canova."
I feel just a tiny bit more worldly now LOL - not that I'll remember this information tomorrow.
Thanks so much Su !
I'll be working in the yard if anyone's looking for me today.
In my shorts..............and flip flops
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