Last week was such a blast. I ended up spending it with my dear friend, Shaunna. We became fast friends about 9 years ago when we met at the blogging conference, Blissdom. We are two peas in a pod, as they say. We’re just alike enough and just different enough.
Shuanna flew up to Minnesota, so we could spend the week working on our new collaborative project, which we’ll be launching within a couple of weeks. There was lots of laughing and a lot of deep creative conversations. By the end of the week, I was simultaneously full to the brim and drained. I can’t wait to tell you what we’ve been up to.
I took the weekend to rest and catch up. I slept in, journaled, did my morning walk, hung out with Jeff & the boys, painted, and got back into some of my normal routines. One small thing I wanted to accomplish over the weekend was to move the $50 dresser I found on craigslist to a new home. I don’t know if it’s the dresser’s final home, but it fits much better on this wall.
I like how the tone of the wood balances the hutch on the other side of the doorway and how the warmth of both pieces plays against the cool color palette of the room.
Some pieces have a luster that is almost beyond description. It’s like it’s glowing from within, as if it has joyful memory radiating through the grain and richness of the color. This is one of those pieces that just has it.
I will paint a lot of pieces…even pieces made of beautiful wood with nice graining, but I won’t paint pieces with that glow.
The dresser might end up getting moved again, but it’s found a home for the time being. I’ll leave it there and live with it before deciding if there is a better place for it to be.
The nice thing about furniture scooting is that it’s relatively instant, it’s free, and unless the piece requires a small army to move, it can easily be undone if the idea doesn’t work.