Right now I’m sitting in my new chair, with my feet propped up on my newly recovered footstool, in my newly painted room with no vinyl decals on the wall. (I bought some, but I’m not sure I’m really in love with them.)
It’s empty in here.
I still need a large floor mirror, some wall art, and instead of the vinyl, I’m thinking a soft and subtle painted stencil would be better. Oh and I also have a small secretary desk coming but it won’t arrive until sometime this spring/early summer.
The fireplace that has caused so much trouble already will not go on the wall as I had envisioned. Me = Sad panda. It still looks nice, but I’ve had to give up my upholstered bench seat to accommodate it. It won’t go on the wall because our studs aren’t close enough together and this thing is supposed to anchor into two of em. (she found out after putting a rather large screw into drywall and hitting air. Must patch that hole sometime…) Oh and now there’s a large blank space that will need to be filled with a painting or something. So there’s that to shop for.
We re-arranged our furniture plan and spun the room around a bit. This is ok, except the book shelves I bought to look ‘built in’ fit better on the other wall and now they have lost that ‘built in’ feel. I’d have bought bigger ones if I’d known we were going to change things around. And because the fireplace isn’t on the wall and I won’t be upholstering the bench in between the shelves you can see said bench and I really only bought it to be functional, yet hidden. It’s not as pretty as one I might have bought had I known it would be visible. I need a solution for this. At any rate, the placement is better this way because the fireplace is the focal point as you enter the room now and it just seems right. I likely should have thought of this before shopping.
AND The light fixture I picked for my sitting room wouldn’t go up either. It wasn’t designed very well and while we were screwing it in place, the wires got all twisted and broke and was causing our breaker to short out. GAH. Nothing like two hours on a ladder with a 30lb light fixture in your hands to make you and your husband go insane, fight and want to murder each other. We’re back to the drawing board there and the old light is back up.
So that’s an update on my project so far. I’m still working away and the messy bits are finished but I’ve got some shopping and decorating to do still before I can share the ‘after’ shots. Stay tuned!