It's not like I'm not doing anything. I just really have nothing to say. At one time I was having subjects for blog posts that would stream through my head. Now I just draw a blank.
I will tell you something that has been occupying my mind lately; my living room. It's making me crazy. Driving me nuts. The colors. The outdated-ness. Blah.
There are many things I wish I could change about our living arrangements but I can't do anything about most of them. What I can control is the mood and feel of my home. I love love love home and all it means. I love the comfort and the feeling of belonging and good food and warmth and coziness.
But I am over maroon.
I am over orangey pine tables.
I am over plaid.
I am over beige walls.
I dream of COLOR! Cool, calming, fresh color. It was time to get my thoughts out there and organized. Time to play!
I first heard of Olioboard on this site:
Boy, is it fun to create with.
I put together this design board of my wishes. I also included things on there that we already have, and need to stay. Like the dark brown leather chair and ottoman. Need to work around those. The pine tables - I can paint or change them, but I can't buy new. Things like that.
There's just a teensy weensy problem. My budget is about $150 for the the couch and not a lot more for the rest (not including paint; I'm making Strider buy me that). Yeah, I know. A little improbable. But with classifieds and patient do-it-myslef-ing I think I can make my wishes come true.
I want a pale blue wall. A lighter, neutral sofa. Keeeping in mind the brown leather we have to work with, what do you think of a two-tone couch like in the pic? If we move the aquarium downstairs I have room for a tiny entry table or bench. What should I do with the tables? Paint, glaze, stain, distress...?