On “Renesting” and Painting My Dining Room Magenta

24 thoughts on “On “Renesting” and Painting My Dining Room Magenta”

    1. Thank you! They are indeed vibrant and energetic and I love living in such wonderful energy! So glad you stopped by. May your day be filled with delightful energy as well.🙂

  1. I enjoyed the term and the philosophy behind “renester.” That is the stage of life that I am in too. I am already thinking what I want to do with my youngest son’s room when he graduates from college. 🙂 The colors you choose are bright and full of expectation for this new season of life!

    1. Thank you! Empty nester just didn’t seem right, not right at all. Don’t you feel like you are on the verge of a whole new, exciting chapter? No way at all do I feel like the best is behind me, no. I loved raising my kids, I loved that time of life but I love where I am now too and I want to promote the idea that women have different chapters in their lives and each chapter, like a great novel, grows from the chapter before it. And I know EXACTLY what you mean about the bedroom! I will catch myself thinking about what I want to do with my daughter’s room too!🙂 Enjoy your Renesting!🙂

  2. Yes, re-nest – I like it. It makes total sense. Oh, that painting of the girl with her blue dress held up – made me laugh, and it’s just delicious! A very improper kind of image to have in your family room: good for you! Royal Flush – they named that well, didn’t they! Your color sense is so sophisticated – and your ability to mix patterns without it being too much – I can see you’re having a great time. The stripes look great in the entry – I couldn’t do them in a room I sit in, but in an entry, that’s perfect. You are one bold lady…I look forward to seeing more.

    1. I loved the girl in the blue dress so much I bought a 48″x 48″ canvas and did my very first acrylic and she, or rather, “Flasher Girl” as I have named her hangs proudly over the sofa. One must remember to laugh and not take ourselves and design too seriously and she does all for me! Thanks for the kind words and for encouragement, it’s been fun trying on bold, it seems to be fitting quite nicely!🙂

    1. Thank you, Karen. It’s been an interesting period in my life and this need to redo, to brighten, to enliven seems to be an external manifestation of what I feel inside. So glad you stopped by.🙂

    1. Thank you so much! As I was painting that crazy color on the wall I thought many times, be colorful because life is just too short to be neutral!🙂

  3. Wow! I’m speechless. You have an amazing gift and talent! I wish I could figure out how to do this! Your house is absolutely beautiful! Personally….I’m loving this “re-nesting” time of my life. I hope you are growning accustomed to it as well. It’s a good place to be🙂 And once again I must say – your re-decorating skills are extraordinary!

    1. Why thank you Becky, you have me smiling here. I have been having a lot of fun, just jumping in and making things how I want to make them and going with that which I am drawn to. You can do it, I know you can because when you surround yourself with what makes you happy, well then, happiness comes and after all, isn’t that what it’s all about! Cheers from one renester to another!🙂

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