Hi! Did you have a nice weekend? Ours was pretty quiet…well, except during that quadruple overtime at the end of the Auburn/Arkansas game. There was lots of noise around here then. ?
…and speaking of our living room: Can I run a few things by you from there today? I made a little video because I felt like it would be easier to chat with you “in person” on this one. Easier to show you what I’m thinking of doing in there. Not all at once, of course, but bit by bit over time, as time and budget allows. (Adoption-related fees will continue to trump “all at once” (or non-sponsored) home improvement projects til our Sweet P comes home!?)
But before you push “play”, read these next few sentences…they’ll help fill in some gaps while you’re watching the video:
- we painted because The Cottage Journal is coming to take some photos on Tuesday- aaaahhhh! ? #Fall2016
- there’s not much light at night on the fireplace side of the room.
- I would spray the (inexpensive) brass picture light oil-rubbed bronze. (I can do that, right?)
- “all the little things” also includes stuff like: craft supplies, magazines & books, paints & waxes, ink & stamps, office supplies, cards & stationary, “fauxliage”, etc, etc, etc.
…and here’s a suuuuuper duper slop-tastic mock up of what I’m thinking for the (currently unfinished) wall that separates the living room from the dining room & kitchen:
(I was standing in front of the chunk of wall on the right in the video.)
Since the living room will also act as our guest bedroom when we have overnight guests, I thought it might be cool to eat up the extra wall space next to the cabinets (around the doorway opening) with curtains so folks can pull them shut if they want a little privacy at bedtime.
What else…hmmm…oh! The (two) Billy bookcases we have upstairs look like this:
They have the same kind of doors and everything…glass on top, panels on the bottom.
And in case you aren’t familiar- here’s what the extension shelf looks like that you can add to the top:
Thoughts? Hold out for custom-built to take advantage of every square inch, or build around the Billys we already have? Thanks in advance for chiming in!
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