Saturday, November 28, 2009

Holidays and Home

I hope everybody had a wonderful holiday! We were fortunate enough to visit a few friends in NJ and PA for the holidays.

We were also very fortunate in locating a pair of wing back chairs and an ottoman on Craig's List for $50! At some point the chair will need to be reupholstered since the fabric is very faded, but the chairs are HUGE and sturdy. I have always loved wing backs so this is the deal of the century. In the meantime we will seek out slipcovers for them and that will suffice until we can afford the reupholstering as it is about $400-500 a chair not including fabric!!
Here is the ottoman:

Here is one of the wing backs:

I've also begun painting the hideous knotty pine room. Currently I am in the middle of adding the first coat of white paint that has a slight tint of blue to it. The picture I have is just when it was primed.
We like the look of the antiquish white. Not perfectly done with some wood showing through so that is what we will stick with. As I look around the room as I type, the white makes such a difference. It makes the room look so much bigger and inviting since it our office and where I write the majority of the time.

My writing is moving along. I have given myself a deadline for the book in progress "Retrospect", but I may regret that. I have revamped the whole plot line. You would think I would be aggravated by this, but I'm not. I look at it as a learning experience because I am reworking and researching. I actually find myself relieved today when I changed the location of the story and established a better rapport between the characters. When I had begun painting the room last night, I started to think about what bogged the story down and I came up with a solution. Funny how when you need to sort things out, a different task, no matter how mundane, can bring a new view to your though process.

Anyway, time to get back to painting, the ceiling is left and that is always a fun challenge for me. Until next time...

Cheers!
MissFifi

2 comments:

  1. OMGosh! I love it! Keep it like that!
    PVB

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  2. Holy Moly! I can't believe I just happened to stumble onto your blog. I looked at that house (I think this past summer?) when I was looking for a house, and I remember that knotty pine room with the built-ins. I liked the street and the house quite a bit, but ended up with one that suited me a little better. Good luck with it!

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