I can't believe how time has flown by. I thought I was getting my house ready for our Old Escondido Mothers Day Home Tour last May but my attention was diverted to working on our city's entry in the America in Bloom competition and numerous other distractions. Luckily another house became available to include in the tour so I was off the hook for 2011. Looks like my bungalow will be on the 2012 tour instead, though I'm not sure. Whether or not it is, I still need to paint the kitchen - which still has sample splotches of colors I'm considering from last year. And the kitchen in the guest house needs to be finished. So many projects, so little time!
In the meantime, I've taken a leap of faith and opened a space in an adorable boutique in Downtown Escondido; the Rustic Sparrow. I'd placed my name on the waiting list when they opened and learned that a spot was available in a new area to the rear of the store just last Wednesday. On Thursday I gathered some items together to display and started painting the walls around my space. Yesterday, I finished the faux paint job on the rear wall that was inspired by the funky electrical boxes on the side wall - I'm calling it factory chic. Here's a photo, just as I was finishing painting.
I was able to stage a few big items and smaller ones before last night's start of the next-to-last Cruisin' Grand event of the season. I hope to add quite a few more over the next week and then I get to continue maintaining and adding to it. Looks like I'll be even busier than ever, but I guess that's what my retirement looks like!