I’ve never been a fan of white walls, they always seem institutional and cold to me. Plus super easy to get dirty, especially with two bouncing boys around. Nope, white walls have never been my cup of tea.
Now these white walls are something else, something a bit special. These white walls are a canvas on which our family will paint our lives. We will colour them, hang pictures on them, live between them. The layers of plaster that I have watched go on, each one bringing our house a little closer to completion, have given me a whole new appreciation of what it is to build a house, to make a home. Watching rough boards become sharp edges, understanding how much work and effort it takes to create an oh-so-simple white wall.
I don’t think I’ll ever be able to take these walls for granted, whatever colour they are.