Artful Living

fresh coat fridays

My neighbors flew to California and asked me to keep an eye on their home for them. Like any good neighbor, I did just that. They do call me “Gladys” on the street. (as in Gladys from Be-witched)

They have three little ones and moved in four years ago. Little by little they have been making their home a nest and making great changes. When they moved in, they had two children. All are under the age of 6 now, so you can imagine how the house rocks and rolls.

They have been wanting to add a fresh coat of paint to the walls, but with three little one’s – life is rather busy. So while the cat’s were away, this mouse wanted to play and paint a fresh coat of paint to the dining room. I had the help of my painter – paint the dining room. The small swatch of color had been taped to the wall for months so it was easy, buy the paint, and my painter gave me a deal since he just completed a huge job for a client of mine.
I thought, my neighbors would a. hate me, or b. love me. How thrilled was I to know that when they came home to the fresh coat of paint, they were inspired to paint the front foyer, the living room, and the powder room. As you know, my mission is to design, create and inspire an artful life.
When was the last time you inspired someone to add a freshness to their life? Do you have a story you would like to share. Feel free to leave a comment or e-mail me. It is after all contagious to inspire others to freshen up, especially on a friday.
Add a fresh coat to your friday! My inspiration came from here.
Live in the fun lane of life!