I’m still “playing” in the living room…trying different things until I feel I’ve hit the nail on the head. I liked the door with the painting on it, but it didn’t feel 100% right, so I thought I would try something else.
I pulled the mirror out of my bedroom…
…to try it between the windows.
There was a time when I had a mirror between the windows before and I liked the way it reflected the dining room and additional light. It did extend the room visually a bit as well.
It looked a little naked on its own, so I hung a boxwood wreath from a ribbon over it and that finished it off nicely.
The mirror was a freebie from my uncle, so you can hardly beat that!
When I’m working on accessories, I like to put something in a place and live with it for a few days. Sometimes I’m not sure about it at first, but then it grows on me and sometimes the reverse happens. So, we’ll see how this one sits after a few days.
I also took some time today to continue cleaning out my office, so Jeff can work out of there. It will sort of be our office, but I sort of work everywhere and have used my office as a glorified storage closet, so I’m moving most of it to the basement, just leaving the hutch and the t-shirt counter (I love and need that piece!)
I made some good progress, but it was slow going today. Most days I’m very driven and motivated, but today I floundered a bit..sometimes just standing in a room, spaced out, until I shook myself out of it and carried some more things to the basement.
The basement is getting a little cluttered and I need to photograph everything and get it in the online shop. I plan to work on that this week, but I have to be flexible. The boys are out of school again tomorrow due to the record low temperatures in our area. It sounds silly canceling school for the cold, but the high tomorrow is 12 degree and the wind chill makes it feel like -19. That probably doesn’t seem too bad for someone in North Dakota, but we’re not accustomed to that kind of cold here.
Anyway, while cleaning out the office, I decided to sell a couple of larger items. Since these are big, they are just for local buyers who can pick them up in the Gettysburg area. The first is the large letter “m”. I’m sad to sell it, because it would be perfect in a big studio some day, but I don’t have the perfect place for it now and I’m not going to hang onto it for some day. It was a neon letter from a mall, but the neon has been removed. The letter is metal with a thick plastic front and I gave it a fresh coat of blue paint. I can send measurements if you’re interested, but it’s big! The price is $250.
And yet another rug….this rug captured my heart when I received it as a prop for a photo shoot, so I worked out a deal to keep it. Now that we’ll be sharing this space, I am going to take down the wallpaper (it’s only on one wall) and take out the rug, since both are a bit girly. Both were a little out of my decorating comfort zone, but they’ve been fun to have for a while. The rug is the 5 x 8 Gypsy Rose hooked cotton rug by Dash & Albert and it’s in great condition. It sells for $664 new and I’m selling it for $300. Just send me an e-mail if you’re interested in either (firstname.lastname@example.org.)
I’ll be listing the smaller things that I can ship soon, including a lot of things from my office shelves…