Monday, May 24, 2010

One Good Green Deserves Another

Some of you may remember the painting of the bathroom last fall. Now green is my favorite color and I fell in love with it all over again doing that bathroom. Over our long winter of mud I craved it. I bought green cups, green fabrics and yarns showed up. Certainly green clothing is always coveted. So it was no surprise to anyone when I whispered in the dark one night that I think I should repaint the bedroom green. Gene only half heartedly mentioned I just repainted the bedroom last year. He knew there was no stopping this freight train. The paint chips and samples arrived in short order, the gallons followed and then my trip back east. But as soon as the house was in order he knew it was coming. I had been assembling brushes and rollers. I told him I was going to do it in one day, a marathon painting session and that's what I did. It started at 6:30 in the morning and ended when my dear husband pried the roller from my hand at about 7:00 in the evening. While he didn't paint, he did all of the clean up.
So, without further ado I give you the green room.

While it was sunny yesterday it was cold and windy as I put pictures up and got everything back in order.

This cabinet is French and mid 18th century. Made of Pear wood, it is well over 8 feet tall. All my bedroom linens are in it. The triple walled stove pipe runs up through the corner of the bedroom. The little Morso Squirrel stove use to be in this room, but it heated us out, so we dropped it down a floor into the living room.

The Ladybug spinning wheel has been getting some use. The cushioned bench works perfectly here and is just the right height for this wheel. The dogs love having that little hidey hole in it. Fabrics are in the two side cabinets.

The sewing center is small but adequate for my needs these days. I'd like to put a shelf above the serger area.

I'll close this post with the Cheddar Cheese biscuit recipe since a number of you asked.
Here goes!

1/3 C butter
2 1/4 C all purpose flour
1 1/2 C shredded sharp cheddar cheese (I've been known to add a bit more)
1 Tblsp sugar
1 Tblsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
1 C milk

Heat oven to 400 degrees. In a 9 inch square baking pan melt butter in oven (3-5 minutes). Meanwhile, in a medium bowl combine all ingredients except milk. Stir in milk just until moistened. Turn dough onto lightly floured surface: knead 10 times or until smooth. Pat or roll dough into a 12x6 in rectangle. Cut into 12 (1 inch) strips. Dip each strip into the melted butter in the pan, fold in half and place strips in two rows in the same pan. Bake 20-25 minutes until lightly browned. Eat warm


  1. That is a lovely shade of green--very restful! Thank you for the biscuit recipe...I can't wait to try it.

  2. What a wonderful shade of green! I can't believe you painted for that long.

    The biscuits look really good I must try your recipe!

  3. That is exactly the same colour as my dining room, you have good taste lol!!

    I love the floor stencils too :)

  4. I LOVE it. Green has taken over from my lifelong love of blue.

    But seriously your back must hurt today cuz that was a lot of work. No worries I guess when you have that comfy looking bed to get into!

  5. I love green too and last year painted our bedroom a green that looks similar! Like the delicate inside of an avocado. And I have a Morso squirrel stove too! Biscuit recipe looks exceelent!

  6. green is my favorite color too - I love it! Are you sure you don't want to come paint over here????

    Thanks for the biscuit recipe - had been thinking this morning I should take some lamb out of the freezer to defrost so I can make crockpot stew tomorrow. These biscuits will be perfect with it!

  7. Very nice!!!!! I love the shade of green you painted your bedroom.

    Thanks for sharing your recipe for the biscuits.

  8. Wow, there are certainly a lot color green fans out there!
    Cindie, I can be talked into painting. If you need help just holler.:-)
    Evelyn, the green is a bit more blue than the meat of an avocado. My bathroom green has a lot of yellow in it and I wanted something on the other end of the green scale. The trees outside tend towards cedar green which also has a fair amount of yellow to the color. This particular shade reminds me of the 40's. Long ago my grandparents had shutters painted this color and they may have been the very start to my love of green.
    Isn't the little squirrel stove great? We love ours.
    The painting did make my back sore but nothing like the sore it made my hands. Yesterday I couldn't even open a can with an opener. Today completely recovered in time for housecleaning. UGH!
    To all enjoy the recipe, it's one of our favorites and on a hot summer night serves well with a salad or cool cucumber soup too. ;) You don't have to heat the oven up for too long or use a toaster oven set a little lower in temp.

  9. Your room is the picture of calm. I think it looks more like a retreat center than a bedroom. Wonderful!

  10. I love it! It's a perfect shade of green for your room. I love your little sewing alcove too.

    Cheese biscuit recipe is definitely appreciated!

  11. I love green as well. The picture looks great! I love the pear cabinet - quite beautiful.

  12. That green is beautiful! It highlights the wood of your furniture really well.

    I just put my sewing machine away. That's cool that you have a permanent sewing space. I might have to look harder for one!

    Cheddar cheese biscuits.....I was hungry before I read I want to run to the kitchen and munch!


    PS: Sooner or later I should show off my green kitchen, eh?