Good Neighbors, Good News And A Decision.

At our GA home, we installed a Nest system (cameras-similar to Ring) just for shits and giggles, cause I love shits and giggles. We knew it wasn’t going to be for security because this is a gated community to keep out the riff raff, the neighbors are diligent on keeping up with you (think Gladys Kravitz) and there has only been one crime in 25 years. That happened to be a domestic dispute gone bad, you know how tough marriage can be, right?

But the upside of our nest system is we can see what’s happening when we are not here to witness it. (Our backyard last month)

A day after we departed last time, I had a small package delivered by Fed Ex. My sweet neighbor ran over, grabbed it and sent me a note saying she’ll hold onto it until our next trip. I thanked her, let her know that I had more packages arriving, but most would be large so ‘don’t hurt yourself’ trying to retrieve them, we will be back eventually.

For days on end, I would get a notification letting me know another package had arrived. Y’all it was piling up on the covered porch. Thankfully my neighbor held off on storing them for me. And I didn’t have to worry about one porch pirate; how pleasant is that?

There are still places on the planet where you don’t have to worry about being taken advantage of.

I appreciate those of you who chimed in with your ‘painting the ceiling’ advise, I really did appreciate your help. Those of you who didn’t chime in, you should be smacked with a wet noodle.

I thought about it for days. I googled stuff. I asked anyone who would make eye contact about it. We got to the GA house, my In-laws arrived, two good FL friends arrived, I conferred with all them. Everyone had a slightly different answer and it only confused me more.

But eventually, I came up with what I thought would appease me.

I had a planned ‘color’ meeting with my sweet painter. (a wife and husband team) I let her know what I had determined and she agreed with me wholeheartedly. *sigh* I instantly felt so much better.

I know, you’re probably thinking, it’s JUST PAINT Suzanne! And it is, but it is a LOT of PAINT and a LOT of MONEY.

The three arrows are the current colors of the house; walls and ceilings. Some ceilings are as dark as the darkest. Some walls are light as the lightest with the ceilings that color also. I honestly believe the Hopsack and Latte are too dark for a wall or ceiling. What I’ve decided to go with are Kilim Beige for the walls and Divine white for the ceilings so there will be some contrast between walls, ceiling and crown moulding.

Do you feel as good about this as I do? The reason I’m staying on this color wheel (page, swatch, deck?) is because I’m leaving some of the larger areas that are painted the Nomadic desert color, I’m feeling that the room that is in is nice and bright with high ceilings. I love a home with continuity throughout, the colors will flow from one room to the next without feeling like a ‘different’ color. You know what I mean? I can’t have a blue room and then walk into green; it’s too jarring for me.

See how freaking dark that wall color is for a master retreat. Am I going to sleep for tonight? OR forever?

The painting will begin next week and take about two weeks to complete…I’m so very excited!

So, are you sick of me talking about painting nonsense? Do you want to see our updated dining room?

We now have a rug! Thank goodness we don’t have a big old ugly table in the way, so we can really appreciate the beautiful rug we purchased.

I’ll see myself out…


19 thoughts on “Good Neighbors, Good News And A Decision.

  1. I love the view from your master bedroom! I meant the view from the window. 🙂
    The previous owners loved dark paint colors, I see. I mean I get it, but I am a light and airy girl myself. I am loving the windows in that house! Just so pretty. I can see why you fell in love with this place.:)

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    1. The windows are amazing as the views are spectacular. You’ll be surprised when I blog about the fake doors (windows) that we will be working on updating soon. Otherwise, we are digging it.

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  2. I don’t like ‘too dark’ walls. Just like I don’t like dimly lit rooms. Something must’ve happened to me in childhood, there I said it. No idea what my trauma was -but I need to SEE. I like your choices, and I have made a note to myself that before you visit I will paint the rooms all the same color – just different shades. 😉

    I do have a teal wall in my living room and less vivid tones above and below my chair-rail in my dining room. Most everything else is beige, but my master is blue and I LOVE it. I even bought another quilt for my bed (same exact as what I have) so when the kids spill something on it, I won’t have to kill them. I like the color THAT much. Shh, don’t tell Coach, it was NOT cheap.

    Maybe I should just get some of those nest cameras for inside – then I would know which kid ruins my stuff. I love what your nest picks up, my nest videos/evidence would probably mostly piss me off.

    OMG – love the rug in the dining room. So pretty.

    How great is it to have such good neighbors? No, I mean really, how great IS IT? I wouldn’t know.

    The house looks and sounds so wonderful. How exciting.


    1. I’m with you on the dark walls and limited lighting.
      If I visit and you’ve not painted yet, I’ll freely give you advice on paint colors. 🙂
      I don’t think you want to see what is happening when you are not around…just more stress for you!
      MaryAnn would be kicked out of this community.


  3. Sometimes, people want dark colours because they want some Drama. Or, they want to paint something dark because they lived in apartments where everything was Off-White and they are sick of it.

    I’m like you–I want a nice, light, airy flow from room to room. LET THERE BE LIGHT!

    Glad you made a decision you’re happy with. Now, let there be paint.

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  4. Oh that video! Just too cute!!! I may have sighed in envy over all those packages! Like Christmas only better!!! I cannot wait to see this table although the rug is gorgeous and it’s a shame to block it with a table!!

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  5. I like your paint color scheme; it is similar to ours. [We were supposed to have Latte in our kitchen but the granite came in a slightly different color than anticipated so we went with Basket Beige.] The thing about paint is that if/when you get tired of one color there are zillions more from which to choose.

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  6. bibliomama2

    I like the dark brown with white trim on some walls – my sister has it in her bathroom and it’s lovely – but I can see it being too dark in a bedroom. The wall you showed in the picture is pretty much the exact colour of our family room, and about to be extended into the kitchen. I am also about to tear apart the entrance and repaint there and the living room, because no one can visit right now so I might as well make a mess and take way too long to fix it back up now. I never get tired of talking about and looking at paint colours.


  7. How exciting to see deer in the yard. I love looking at photos of your nice home. The dining room rug is gorgeous and I love the drapes. By now, I guess painting is complete. Hope it went well,


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