i'm here at a 'normal' time now, it seems the extra hour we gained has helped me to not sleep in soooooooooo late in the morning. yay.
i am in awe of how much i do NOT plan things. or, shall we say, how much i dislike planning things. sometimes, it seems like my whole life just slips through my fingers, because i do not have a plan.
|gold and green pine trees, and pink pagodas. the stuff dreams are made of.|
my lack of plans often become meandering house projects. this weekend, it started when i found a wonderful pair of vintage barkcloth curtains at an estate sale on friday. they seriously delighted me, and even though they were a bit spendy for my normal garage sale budget, i thought they would make great pillows....and i'm sure they would have.
unfortunately, after peering at them endlessly, i also got the notion that they would make great CURTAINS, which my poor living room does not posess.
so, after several shopping trips to get the correct rods, i ended up with this:
|finally, curtains. i'm sure the neighbors are thrilled.|
which i loved. they were very hard to photograph, esp. since the weekend was mostly grey and dreary. but you get the idea, right? the thing that i did not really think thru was that black curtains with pink pagodas on them MIGHT change the landscape around them. a. lot.
so, off i went to paint my accent wall....again.
|white and black walls - who knew?!|
i know. a black wall. telling people you painted your wall black is akin to telling them you decided to amputate your foot, just for fun. i can only say this: you have to be here. it really does bring a visual balance to the room.
|last christmas. grey and sort-of-grey walls. not my favorite.|
|i'm going to write a book and call it 'the stuff-filled room.'|
i sometimes forget all the progressions a room goes thru in my home. so i looked back and found the above shot from last christmas. i actually really love that shot, mostly because of the mantle, i think.
since then, i have changed a few things in my meandering style: chair, rug, another chair, wall color and dresser color (foreground left).
hmmmmm. wait for it.
|those eyes!! they captivate me.|
long story short, i did not exactly have a budget-friendly weekend. however, i PLAN to get back on the horse this week, with NO plans to change anything, at least until decorating for christmas begins. which is at LEAST 3 weeks off.
doh. i suck ;)