Thank you all so much for your sweet words, for the cards, text messages, e-mail and even for your presence during the emotional time of saying goodbye to my father in law.
On Monday and Tuesday Bo and I spent the whole day doing paperwork, running both our own businesses, the tax company doesn’t give a damn when someone’s loved one past away. So we are back on track. We are not so back on track with the house. All of the four downstairs rooms are upside down, completely and utterly upside down. You have to know that for the past 3 years the right side of the downstairs rooms were renovated and decorated but the left side of the rooms were not. Now that we have renovated all the rooms all the functions of the downstairs rooms have changed. For what was my office is now the snug for what was the dining room is now my office … Leaving a chaos of boxes, books, posters, paintings and furniture.
While Bo is building the bookcase in the living room I went on to my former office and turned it into a snug.
First by emptying the room and giving all the paint a fresh coat of white. As you can see the difference between the freshly painted white floor and the yellow skirting boards, they used to be the same colour.
Late Tuesday night I started to move furniture in. Reusing my old desk, by removing the oilcloth, as a side table and I left the Bertoia chairs for extra seating in the room.
I got this sofa for free in a really dirty, ghastly burgundy flowery fabric (I forgot to take a before picture, shoot) and let it newly upholster. It cost me half the price of a new sofa and it saved a lot of waste, reusing people we have to reuse stuff!
Ever since the internet is dominating my life I find it hard to sit down and read a book as I feel so distracted and lured to all the information and inspiration I get off the internet. So I’ve created a corner where I’ll read and where I plan new trips.
But it’s not all done, I’m still left with the black piano (should I paint, or should I not paint) next to the black marble mantle (definitely not paint) debacle. The what put on top of the blue cabinet and pink polka dot wall debacle and I’m not certain about curtains. But that’s, to me, the fun of decorating. Letting it go, living in it a little, change something, add something, remove something. It’s an ongoing process of evolution.
It’s good to be back.