Good morning blogbuds!
I love this wooden plate I found at the concession shop last week. It looks hand-done, but I can't tell. No marks on the back.Very prim!
The sofa is now on the short wall , and the fireplace and bookcases are moved across the room to the long wall.
I must say that when I am determined, I'm determined!! What a weekend! Every muscle (even those I didn't know I had!) is aching, but the paint job is finito! It will be another 10 years before I do this again, trust me! This job was a tougher than I expected; I guess because I decided not only to paint the room, but to move the furniture around as well. So I am stiff and sore, but I really like what I accomplished. These pics are not the greatest, because the light is really pouring in, but I think you'll get the general idea.I painted the walls a neutral beige, which matches what I did in the dining room at Christmas. It is a tad darker than the pics make it look.
This is the wall that a had a zillion pictures and other pieces of crap hiding the holes, and all old bookcase marks and drill holes. Now spackled and painted and much cleaner and simple. Getting this wall done made the whole thing worth it. I just hated all the damage I had done to it over the years.
I found this spice rack at the same shop I found the wood plate, I liked it because it is a little different, with the grill work on the back. Two great finds!
So, I hope you like the redo. It is so much more comfortable less cluttered, and with clean walls with some space! Of course I'll tweak things until they are just perfect (until the next tweak!) but for the moment, this looks so much larger and roomier.
I still have 2 more big projects. Lisa fromhttp://primsfromabove.blogspot.com/ has inspired me to tackle my laundry area, which luckily is behind folding doors-- what a royal mess! And, I have to again do my den, which I just did a few months ago and is now a junk room again. But I won't start them for a while -- I need a rest after yesterday! I started at 5am, ended at 3p, then did wash and food shopping. I must be really wacko. It had to be done, but it was a lot for one day. Saturday I helped my mom buy new air conditioners and get her hair done, so that was busy, too.
When I was out and about on Saturday, I grabbed my camera. It was such a gorgeous day -- (a little hot for me, but anything above 70 is too hot!) It was close to 80. Sun shining, everything blooming. This is the road in front of my apartment, and the tree at the end of the road.I think Spring is sprung, but today is rainy and cold (yipee!)
Well, I must get moving-- today is a work day. Hope everyone has a great day and that the sun is shining where you are!~~~Terry