I hope I didn't mislead you into thinking that I'm no longer on the hunt for vintage treasures
after reading my last post. Au contraire my dears! I merely made room for more. :o)
Now I ask you, how could I possibly resist this slightly disheveled, but charming duo
I found on a recent road trip through Cannon Falls, MN?
Our GPS took us on a roundabout tour of the countryside while looking for the shop,
but the gorgeous rolling hills, river bluffs, and turkey farm! we viewed along the way
My gallery wall has grown with the addition of the shelf holding my new
penny dolls and the 2 oval bird prints. Did you notice how quietly I slipped those 3 finds
into this photo? Although, those purchases were BB (before reading the book),
so they don't really count. Right? Right.
and replaced them with pillow covers I made from reproduction grain sack fabric.
I'd love to add orange pillows for fall, but I've still got
one of my old red area rugs to contend with.
Now that our piano is gone, I thought I'd finally have the freedom to rearrange
our living room furniture. Nope. As long as the white elephant.....
.....was in the room, nothing was going to change. Ever.
So, after 11 years of trying to make the armoire fit into the room, we emptied it out its vintage contents (big old TV from who knows when and my beloved 1990's Sony stereo)
and it's in the garage ready to sell.......along with my coffee table that has seen better days and the wobbly pine sofa table that was behind the love seat. With all that furniture
out of the room, I'm getting an idea of how I'd like to arrange the room and dreaming
of the craftsman built-ins I'd like to house our TV and stereo.
As soon as I win the lottery.
here's the side of the room I like....for now.
I said silence!
I can hear you laughing!
Don't feel bad, I'm all alone in the
house laughing out loud.
Now if this next sight doesn't motivate me to get moving on this room,
I was able to stuff my stereo into the bottom right cubby
of the dry sink, but there's a web of cords and wires behind
my entertainment center. Can I even call it that?
I had a choice. At first I said, "Out with the television! I can live without it!",
but as evening rolled around I started panicking about
my daily fix of
Ugly vs. possible withdrawal symptoms = The look you see above.
So as not to give you nightmares of 1982, I'll leave you with my
Pinspiration for the built-ins I'd like to add to the fireplace wall.
Oh, let's make a wood surround for the brick fireplace while we're at it!
Cozy and storage, too.
As you know, this isn't going to happen overnight, or possibly ever,
but we all have our dreams and that's what keeps us blogging!
Thanks for visiting and keep your dreams alive!