I do realize how silly it is to even think about being addicted to white paint! I can’t help myself, I truly love it’s purity and freshness, so it’s become a staple for me. And in the case of the meditation room, I couldn’t find a colour I feel more at peace with – as good a reason as any to continue with Simply White. Painting a new home white from top to bottom is actually a great way to start fresh, erase what the previous owners had chosen and decide from there where you will want to go. It’s expansive and light and even if it is an addiction, it’s one I’m willing to live with. xo
All-time favourite whites for walls and trim: (all Benjamin Moore)
OC-117 Simply White
OC-130 Cloud White
OC-118 Snowfall White
OC-17 White Dove
Hello friends! Progress has been slow but steady for the meditation room; the drywall is up on three walls, the opening for the exterior door is being cut right now and the new door will be installed on Tuesday. I’m super excited to have a quiet space of my own!
Thinking about the many places I’ve lived, I realize that I have always managed to carve out space to dream, reflect and explore. Once I even converted my bedroom closet into an art studio (well, studio might be a stretch!) but I remember the safety and coziness I felt being cocooned in that small space. This 7′ x 7′ space feels expansive, in more ways than one. xo
What can you do with a 7′ x 7′ room? Create the perfect yoga and meditation space! The old bathroom will be given new life and just because it’s teeny – tiny, doesn’t mean it can’t be a valuable part of the house. We decided to add an exterior door and small balcony to ‘expand’ the space, create a beautiful perch for sunset watching and to bring my yoga practice outside when the weather is warm. A bit decadent? Perhaps!
We planed the wood for the floors today and are reinforcing the joists. It’s truly amazing that the toilet did not fall to the floor below because the joist was cut 3/4 of the way through! As I write I am listening to the sounds of Shane and Adam telling jokes, and laughing as they work together to make the repairs. This is the kind of happy energy I want in this special space. I promised the yellow brick beauty we’d have only kind people work in this house. Makes sense, after all this is a labour of love. xo
Not sure how many people spent their holiday Monday on house renos…I’m certain we can’t be the only ones! We had a great time tearing apart the old bathroom space – and by ‘great time’ I mean a physically exhausting, incredibly dusty but absolutely rewarding day. Once we removed the tub and closet nook, the room is actually quite a nice size – perfect for my yoga/meditation room!
Check out my Pinterest meditation room board to get a glimpse of the inspiration for the space.
The afters might take a while. The layers of flooring came up this morning and many of the wood boards underneath are rotten, patched and have huge holes cut for the fixtures. I reluctantly have to admit they are beyond saving.
The empty space presents an especially exciting point in the process for me; the dreaming, the inspiration, the endless possibilities to create something magical. I think I’ll linger a while…xo