So, first off…my deepest apologies. I have literally checked out on my blogging the last couple of months. It’s been sad! I have no clue who ACTUALLY reads this, but it saddens me, because I use the blog as another way of documenting the progress of the house. So, with that being said, I might be the only person sad at the absence!
Over President’s Day weekend, I tackled the very UGLY office at the house and now that I have lived with it for a couple of months, I can honestly say, I LOVE IT! At this point, all of the original house on the first floor has been painted and made to look a little bit more like home. Since I have already completed the project, I figured I would just do a quick recap with you.
You can tell from the gorgeous mosaic of photos, the room was horrible. It was dingy, and dirty (marks on walls and such) and definitely not my favorite room in the house! It had just become a “whatever” room where I just threw things until I could decide what I wanted to do with them.
I have to tell you, when I put this paint sample on the counter at Home Depot. The nice guy in the paint department kindly said, “Are you SURE you want THAT color?”.
Um. Yeah, dude. I know, it’s almost black. That’s what I want!
For the record, in case you love it too, it’s called Poppy Seed. Behr Paints.
Break time with my favorite pup…don’t tell Daisy!
Some of favorite things!
In this room, I had a problem with the door. There used to be an original exterior door, which I hope to someday replace, but I haven’t gotten there yet…I know, shocker, right?!?! So, a good visual solution to this problem was to add some LONG curtains on either side of the window and the door. Frankly, I am amazed they even survived. The curtains had been shipped in a box that got wet. I had put the box on the rug to dry.
Daisy found it.
That little cardboard eating meathead went to town on it. I came home from the gym to find this.
Luckily, the damage to actual curtains was minimal!
My second favorite area of the new room is my picture wall. A lot of the pictures on this wall have been kept in boxes over the years and shuffled around. I hate to admit it, but Mommy D. had cross-stitched me to the two profiles of my two first horses (a mare and her filly) years ago, but I never found the right place for them. Now, they are home! I love this wall. I love the woodwork against the wall color, it’s the best!
My last favorite area of this new little room is my sitting area. Once again, I brought out a painting that I have NEVER hung on an actual wall.
Probably because it’s not officially done.
The chair was heading to the garbage of my parent’s neighbors, but it was miraculously saved. There are more plans for it in the future. But overall, I think it came together wonderfully!
I have to say, as with most things in my world. This room is a representation of everything about me. There are so many family heirlooms in this room. From Uncle Lawrence’s old Jenny-Lyn daybed, to the afghan I crocheted for my grandfather before he passed. I love it. It feels warm and safe and lovely. I couldn’t ask for much more!
More recently, I have been playing with Photoshop on some ideas for the exterior of the house. I have to say, I am SUPER excited. Like…beyond words excited! I finally feel like the vision I have had for the house in my head can be shared with everyone!
Primarily my Daddy-o…he can now see the potential!
So, what do you think?
AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!! I know!!! RIGHT?!?!? She is a sexy bitch!! Excuse the laguage. Now, just to make it all happen.
First class of 2017 is next Sunday! So, I am off to make easels for everyone. Girl Cave here I come!
Peace out peeps!