The ottoman looks gigantic in that picture. It kind of is, actually, but I suppose the room is kind of small, too. Do you ever wish you could take your thumb and index finger and enlarge your room like you enlarge a website or photo on your smart phone? Ugh, technology plays too much into our brains these days. Sometimes, after a particular lengthy go at Mario Cart, my husband will see an odd looking car on the road and think he is still in a race. True story.
The fireplace is proving to be a problem. We didn't make it functional because it was very expensive. But now we are left with a gaping hole that collects lots of debris and crumbling brick. Not so sure what we'll do once Quinn starts crawling.
Those ikat chairs were supposed to be the office chairs in the study. That's a whole other project to stress about before our first guests of 2011 arrive in a month.
This side board is a new addition to the room. We love it, but it really doesn't have a purpose in this house. We thought about selling it, but Craigslist is not great for selling expensive things here and I like it too much to let it go for cheap. I guess you can never have too much storage, right? The wood is too nice to paint or I'd have it in a pretty rubbed gray color. (Notice the freshly painted chairs ready to go to the upholsterer this weekend?)
This is where the burlap drapes (or the new striped fabric?) are supposed to go. The navy panels were left over from the nursery and are just too dark for the space.
Which do you like better?
picture this steamed and hemmed
Lucky for me, the fabric is on sale this weekend for only $14 a yard! I'll definitely be picking up a few yards for something.