Friday, December 2, 2011

Brick fireplace

Its beginning to look a lot like Christmas.

I see it, but I don't feel it. hmmm.  This is my attempt at an advent calendar, which was fun to make. The little packages are filled with either chocolate, a note (ice skating, chop a tree, hang the stockings) or a small toy, like a punching balloon. The tricky part was making sure I put the notes on days that I HOPED to feel like doing the activity suggested. I have never done an advent calendar before, but I really liked the ones that I saw online and my son, after opening the first little burlap package yesterday, was extremely excited and that's beautiful.  I don't feel the blissful Christmas spirit yet. I usually do and I wish I did. Perhaps that is why I have some decorations up already, to help that along. And some snow, maybe that will help!

Question is, do I paint the fireplace? Yikes, it really does nothing for me when I look at it. I hate that it is center of attention in the living room. I don't like the extra color it brings in. Its very deep and sticks out. I do like the brick pattern.  I always wanted to live in a loft with brick wall, so why don't I like this fireplace. I know I would PREFER a white fireplace but painting it is too much of a commitment and I fear, it is not up to me to decide ... after all its been living in this house much longer then me.

1 comment:

  1. Hmmm...I think I'd paint it white. But then, I'm in the "everything looks so nice when it's white" camp.

    Oh, who am I kidding. I wouldn't paint it white. I'd think about painting it white. I'd talk about painting it white. But I'd never get around to know...painting it.

    I love your advent calendar!


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