April 12, 2011

Tack List

On the Internet I see these amazing homes and I see these women who are able, with a few hours or days, can transform a room in their home right away.  Our living room has been under transformation since last August.  It is so close to perfect.

The colors are just right (sandy brown, beachy, bleachy white, hazy day blue, weedy beach flower yellow, rigging silver).  It almost feels the way I imagined it.  I’ve shown it in snatches…

white washed tables here…

…a glimpse in tableau there…

( I have since changed the living room around, but now I’m thinking maybe that arrangement was better…).

Our art is on it’s way.  It will arrive this week.   We will hang it.  I will have the curtains laundered.  I will touch a few things up with paint.  And then, it will finally be done.  It took nearly as long to finish it as it does to gestate a baby, but I can’t help but feel it’s been worth the wait.  The handyman comes to hang the t.v. and hide the wires this week.  Just a few more steps.

It’s so liberating to realize that I can put together something that looks good and that we like.  I’m not one of those people able to pull off the artfully cluttered look. I adore looking at it, but it’s not me.  I’m better at simple and useful.

I’ve been promising the big reveal for a while now, but I think we’re finally only a few steps away.  I can’t wait!

 

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