The unusual relationship between Christmas trees and interior painting
We’re approaching the end of 2020—and, in some ways, happy for it! And yet, it is still the most wonderful time of year! We’d like to wish all of you a lovely holiday season as you celebrate with your family and friends.
We’ll be celebrating Christmas and enjoying some relaxing family time. Like you, we may not have everyone together, but we’ll be grateful for each other and will send our love to those who can’t be with us.
We have a family tradition that created a lot of excitement for kids of all ages. Each person chose one gift from under the tree to open on Christmas Eve, and we opened the rest on Christmas Day. This year may be different since we are all adults and schedules might not allow everyone to be in town on Christmas Eve. And even though we’ll likely have one gift each, it will be just as magical.
More good news—we are happily anticipating the arrival of our first grandchild in the new year! That will give us occasion to continue our joyful, gift-giving traditions.
The year 2020 has given us (sometimes unique) opportunities to serve our clients—repeat customers and new friends. The variety of projects has been fun. We love the exterior and interior painting. Each is unique for the house, the owners, the colors and textures. Even after decades of painting, there is something so satisfying about creating something new that brings a warm smile.
Ceiling transformations have also been in demand this year. Many of our homeowners have wanted to say goodbye to their acoustic “popcorn” ceilings in favor of smooth or knockdown textured ceilings. We’ve adorned these ceilings with a variety of colors from a traditional white to hues that are one shade lighter or darker than the walls. The results are stunning!
We’ve also been busy making old cupboards new again. Kitchens are always a favorite and a cheery gathering place for family and friends. And of course, we had drywall work to repair, reframe and refocus on changes needed to make better use of the space. We were careful to adhere to all CDC recommendations for work during the pandemic. We have the best customers ever!
At the end of each year, we also see an unusual, yet recurring, relationship between Christmas trees and interior painting. Think of the homes you’ve seen (maybe yours) with a tall, elegant, most beautifully decorated Christmas tree, chosen on a family trip to a tree farm. Now that’s a treasured holiday memory!
The tree is gorgeous with its lights and treasured decorations and carries a woodsy fragrance into the home. The joy it creates is one of the wonders of the season. Fair warning: when it’s time to part with the tree, we get a call to come over for some rehab work! It’s all because the walls and ceiling have been damaged or discolored by the king-size tree! Oh well. We all know it was worth it, and a little freshening up doesn’t hurt 🙂
We’re wishing each of you a blessed holiday season and a happy, healthy New Year! We’d love to know what your favorite traditions are and what you’re looking forward to in 2021. If you enjoyed this blog, please share it with a friend who might also relate. Thank you!