The living room and dining room are coming together nicely, but I will wait to show them to you since they are close, but no cigar as the saying goes.
Not much has really changed in the living room, it really is the dining room that has undergone the most change, but there is still more to do.
I have this annoying habit of envisioning a room before it's actually completed sometimes. It's not so much the exact details that I have in my head, but an overall feel for a room that I'm after. And sometimes that can be a real pain in the you know what because that means that you will hunt and search and spend hours hoping from store to store or internet site to internet site looking for just the right piece.
I'm currently on the hunt for an unusual piece to go next to my new cabinet, and who knew it would be so hard to find an old blanket chest for my bedroom to store my bed linens when they are not in use?!
Yesterday I visited a few local places looking for said storage item and although I did find a few steamer trunks and a really pretty vintage wicker chest, they just didn't meet with my vision...sigh.
At least one thing has worked out nicely and that is my pretty new life ring that now hangs on the wall near my slipcovered chair in the living room. I have been searching for a vintage life preserver ring for over a year now, but I could never find one that was the size and color I was after. Then, a few months ago I saw that Caroline of Ekster had some. I didn't get one when she first had them for sale, but when I ordered my cabinet I asked if she still had some and she sent a few down for me to look at when her husband Jon-Paul delivered our cabinet. Voila, it was the perfect color, aged beautifully and big enough to fill the space where I wanted to hang it...everything I had imagined it would be...in my vision of course!
Sometimes I think I need more than a vintage life ring to rescue me from my design visions. Some days I would love to be vision free and just go pick something up that would make do instead of spending hours hunting for just the right piece. But then again what would I do with all of that free time I would suddenly have?!
And to the people who were totally freaked out by the rat photo in my last post, I apologize. I know that we each have things that kind of make us feel whirly inside, even if those things can seem cute to the rest of the world. For me that thing would be bats. Even if there was someone out there who had trained a bat to hold a cute teddy bear and then managed to snap a photo of it, well it still wouldn't be cute to me...so I get it. Note to self, no rat, snake, spider, bat, or other photos on the blog...well unless they are exceedingly cute, because cuteness knows no bounds! ;-)