Welcome back for another edition of Friday's Letters!
This is where I usually rant about things like how much running hurts my knees (so I quit running), or how many Shades of Gray was needed before a decision could be made (get ready! a decision has been made!), but today I figured you deserved a little insight into the goings on around here. Or in other words, here are some photos of my unfinished projects.
Ready? Here we go...
Dear July Windstorm,
Thank you for putting a branch through the roof and then through the living room wall. This necessitated an insurance claim which provided us with a crew of contractors to fix the hole, and paint the living room, hallway and entry way! Woo Hoo!! Within two weeks, we received our new sofa and ottoman and new paint.
|Hole in wall, water damage on ceiling, 50 bazillion shades of gray on the wall|
Dear Gray Paint,
I have endeavored to take a picture that shows your true shade. You have been uncooperative. I do love your color, but if my readers want to see what it really looks like, they will have to stop by. They can come by anytime, I'm usually home,
overwhelmed with projects staring at the boob tube. Your True Name is Stonington Gray by Benjamin Moore. Your different looks are documented in the photos below. At least I can count you as finished.
Moving you to this house was exciting! I would get to put all my well-thought out objects back on you and sit back and enjoy your delightful display! Unfortunately, this was not the case, as well you know. The old objects did not fit with the new color scheme. The new objects do not fit either. You're bumming me out.
|Bookshelf placement - Option 1/Gray shade #1|
|Bookshelf placement Option 2/Gray shade #2|
(Do not adjust your monitor; this is really how these darn things look and have looked for the last week or so. There have been many additions, subtractions, shuffling, etc. And no, I do not plan on incorporating the dumbbells into the shelf decor - that's where they ended up after my workout. I will conquer this shelving styling challenge...eventually.)
You are a challenge for furniture placement, but this arrangement seems to be a winner with
everyone my husband and I. And since we're the only ones here besides the cats, who don't really care, it's a winner. Now to figure out how to place art on your walls...and fill that odd triangle behind the couch...you see? Even though the couch, chairs and ottoman are in place, there is still a LOT to be done to you.
|New sofa and ottoman, sneak peek of another unfinished project behind chair/Gray shade #3|
|Looking into the living room from entry way, at the bow window with the inspiration fabric|
|A close up of the new drapes (luv this fabric!) and yet another shade of gray (#4).|
I did not care for your original shade of gold. Plus you're plastic...and looked a little cheap. And flowery. Spray paint to the rescue:
This is what you look like now. And yes, you've been hung. But you're a little lonely in the entry way (and yes, that is the same shade of gray in the living room!), so you're still classified as an unfinished project.
|Gray shade #5 and a wine crate idea...and a cat gate. Awesome.|
Dear Dining Room,
Have a great weekend everyone!