Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Peachy Keen Paint for a Light and Bright Bedroom

Oh hi, Internet! I've been neglecting my blog in favor of, you know, actually doing stuff. And when I'm not running around, I'm looking at pictures of warm, peachy colored bedrooms. Our bedroom is the only room in our place that gets very little natural light. Right now it's painted gray, and it looks like a well-upholstered dungeon.... not good. I'd like to go back to something like the room's former design: Black furniture, black and white textiles, and color on the walls. I need a paint color that's light, bright, and warm, and I'm leaning toward a very pale peach.
Adorable Home

So what, you may ask, have I been doing when I haven't been poring over paint colors? I had such a full weekend, I feel like I'm only now stopping to catch my breath! On Friday I dropped in at a friend's birthday party, then went out and danced at QDP with awesome people. On Saturday I helped two of my favorite people in the world move into a new house, and then was treated to Rosepepper and Jeni's ice cream as a reward for  my efforts. And on Sunday, Keith and I introduced our families to each other over dinner in Chattanooga.

His parents, my parents, and his Mom's parents all met for cocktails and dinner at the Easy Bistro, which is incredibly gorgeous and swank and just OMG look at it. It's in an old building that was once a Coca-Cola Bottling plant, and it has so much Art Deco charm. The sexy black walls... the chartreuse banquette... WOW! When we were there, the tables were festooned with gorgeous arrangements featuring peonies and calla lilies. Oh, and we witnessed a proposal! So much love is in the air, y'all.

The whole point of this dinner was for us to introduce our families, but we ran into a storm on the way there and arrived last. I was afraid we'd walk in and our parents would be awkwardly eyeing each other and it would be horrible. Instead, I felt like we were crashing their cocktail party. We walked in, and they'd obviously been talking a while and they liked each other. I was so happy to see Keith's parents and grandparents, too. Big hugs all around, no awkwardness, and lots of smiles. 

Halfway through dinner, I looked around and thought All of these people are here because Keith and I fell in love. These people are going to be related to each other because one night we both went to the 5 Spot and started talking... and never stopped talking. A little crush became something something big and life-changing. It's a humbling, joyful thing to see that our relationship has the power to change other people's lives, too. It makes my stomach drop, like I'm on a roller coaster.

And then I had to break the spell by saying to Keith, "They're all here because of us. We have the powerrrrr!" in a supervillain voice. But still... Love is a big deal.

8 comments:

  1. that's such a lovely thing. By the way, I love Easy Bistro!

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    1. Easy Bistro was the best. I want to pick it up and move it to Nashville. How did you find out about it? We were desperate for a place in Chattanooga that a) was open on Sunday, and b) took reservations. We randomly stumbled on it online, and I'm so glad.

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    2. I ate there several years ago before they changed their name/decor but I believe the ownership was the same. When we went it was called Easy Seafood and that was more their focus. My sister lives in Chattanooga and I used to go up there A LOT! I think she had friends that worked there or something...I just remember the food being yum and I would love to go back now that they have changed things up.

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  2. that is such a nice way to think about it!

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    1. And sappy, I know... But thank you! :)

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  3. i love all the peachy tones! but i love this story even more— soooooooo cute and i am too happy for y'all!

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  4. Jen, you are so stinkin sappy and cute and I adore it.
    Also, I need to eat at that place...have lived here since before it opened & didn't even know that's what it looks like inside!

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  5. Love this and you...and agree that you're "stinkin sappy and cute and I adore it" as Jenny said above! :) I am so glad that you're each going to have wonderful in-laws and that everyone gets along well. That is SUCH a huge hurdle and makes things so much easier when everyone is happy together. (Of course, I've only experienced it that way and here I am sounding like the sage old woman when really I guess I should say...glad you aren't going to be living a fair tale nightmare about wicked in-laws.) :)

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