Sunday, April 10, 2011

My Purple Paradise

It took me all day, but I am finally moved back into my piano studio. This is what it looks like.




The artwork isn't back on the walls yet, and the sewing/beading/scrapbooking side is still in progress, but I am pleased with the way the piano studio has turned out. If I had my 'druthers, I would replace the oak bookcase with a sleek black cabinet, because I think doors would make for a neater appearance, but right now I have to make do with what I have, and the space is adequate. I love love love the color. It makes me feel all warm and fuzzy inside.

Meanwhile, Nathan's bed is set up, his blinds are hung, and he is sleeping in his new and improved quarters. I still need to put the red paint on the doors; once that is done, I will post pictures of his room, too.

I can't believe spring break is over. I feel the opposite of rested, and I am going to have to push really hard this week to get my taxes done while working full time, but I am proud of my accomplishments.

I am supposed to post an update for A Round of Words in 80 Days today but I haven't added a single word to my manuscript since Wednesday. Hopefully I will have made some progress by the next check-in date.

12 comments:

Nadja Notariani said...

Hate to hear about your lack of progress on the writing.....but the room looks great. It's a sleek look with the lavendar walls.
Over the summer, I hope to paint my library/office, pare down my books, and purchase a more 'mature' looking storage system. I'm thinking of what a big job it will be.... I don't think I'll get any writing done during my project either. ~Nadja

Pam Asberry said...

Thanks, Nadja! I believe I can do it ALL, I just can't do it all at one time! I will look forward to hearing about your summertime project. I am thinking about painting my bedroom over the summer, but it won't be nearly the ordeal painting my piano studio was, because there isn't nearly as much stuff in there. And even though I have to focus on getting my taxes filed this week, I am going to try to write a little bit every day, even if it's just 250 words (my ROW80 commitment). Wish me luck!

Christine said...

I love your new room!!! So pretty and soothing. I would love to sit in there, write, and hear you play piano :-)

Pam Asberry said...

Aw, thanks, Christine! I love it, too, and I"m looking forward to my students' reactions. :-)

S.M. Carrière said...

The room looks fantastic! I adore the colour purple and will paint my room purple as soon as I get the wherewithal to do it.

Nicely done!

Pam Asberry said...

Thank you, S.M. I am so happy I took the plunge. I can hardly wait to get back to teaching in there today!

SAIDFRAZ said...

another purple lover here. It looks great, can't wait to see the other side.

You know, until you can get a black cabinet .... you could paint the bookcase black. GASP! Yes, I really did say paint over the oak!!

Pam Asberry said...

It's not the oak that bothers me - there is another oak bookcase in the room, and my sewing machine cabinet has an oak veneer - it's that the music and other things stored in that bookcase looks messy to me. I would prefer something with doors. Maybe I should sew a curtain...

Laila Knight said...

Pam, I love your purple studio. I actuary write in a dog room/office that is the same shade of purple.

Sometimes it takes effort to make room for writing.

Pam Asberry said...

Thanks, Laila! The payoff will continue when I move my beading table out of my bedroom, leaving space for a small writing desk in there. But I'm not going to wait until everything is perfect to get back to work on my manuscript; I'm going to write 250 words (my ROW80 goal) TODAY. :-)

Julee J. Adams said...

The color is very soothing, isn't it? I think a lovely fabric curtain strung over the bookcase is the best idea.

In honor of your efforts, we cleaned out two boxes from our purple dining room/storage room, I got the plastic open bins (ugh!) from the office/craft room closet emptied and downstairs, I got a gift wrap organizer almost filled and hanging and I got the box of cross-stitch fabric and threads upstairs to put in the new set of drawers. Some progress!

I too will write tonight--I did scribble five more pages of notes on one of the historical novellas that's been rattling around my head this past year and fix a file of notes that had been inadvertantly deleted. But, major editing and work on the Memorial Day story. Let's go and keep up the good work!

Pam Asberry said...

Sounds like you made some solid progress, Julee! And good job on the writing! I am chomping at the bit to get back into my daily routine. Just as soon as the income taxes are filed!