I’ve come back to this post about a million times. This is not a reveal. If you are here for one of those, you are gonna be more disappointed than Kylie on National No Lipstick Day. (or should I say National No Lipkit Day?! What is the jargon these days kids?!)
Anyhoo….It’s hard for me to share this space because it’s nowhere NEAR complete….I think that fact is obvious….but I want to share more imperfect moments. Ones zoomed back so you can see the space. We all love those finished grand reveals….but the moments before that perfection are important too. We all have rooms with missing curtains and no rug and little details that bother us and need ‘fixing’, right?! Right?! Please say “find that missing curtain” if you agree 🙂
SO this is my space. The one that is still in the middle of it’s journey. It got a brand new hutch (relocated from the living room) and I wanted to share how great it looks in here.
The hutch is definitely big enough to hold it’s own in the space. It’s like the room is wearing the hutch and doing a really beautiful job of it.
The rug we had in here had to go. It was a victim of the Bear housebreaking era and very happily I threw that sucker away. I can’t wait to find the next rug that will go in here. I’m looking for something polypropylene and a bit lighter with a lot of pattern. It has to play nice with our foyer rug too….because they are in the same lines of sight.
And seriously guys…how did I lose ONE curtain panel!?! What is my life and where did I put my brain?!
Don’t answer that.
I put the hutch in here and seriously it is just my favorite thing ever in this space. It is such a deceivingly large room that it swallowed the other pieces in here. This one is gigantic and just looks normal size now.
Another thing I want to change are those sconces. I want something with more personality.
Between the doors is this dresser and my ‘wine’ area. I know I’ll get asked – the wine bottle holders are from Pottery Barn outlet and then we added the little glass holder things on the bottom. Those are from ikea 🙂
And the pendants are old from Target. We hung all seven of them because there is only one thing better than one pendant…it’s two. And there is only one thing better than two pendants….it’s three. And….you get the point.
Also – please note the color of the legs of the chairs. I desperately want to change the color. I’m thinking sand them down, restain and go 🙂
At the end of the room is our word art. I made it years ago of all the major places in our relationship. I’ll walk ya through it….
Shallowford is where we met. Brainerd is where we first danced. Bryson City is our first official date. Moorings is where I became his girlfriend. Portofino Bay Hotel is where he proposed. Highpoint is our first house. Cornerstone is where we got married. Riviera Maya (yes I misspelled it on the artwork) is our honeymoon. Fallsview is our first anniversary. Rum Point Beach is when we decided to start a family. La Romana was our baby moon. Howell Ferry is where Will was born. Windridge is our current neighborhood. And Peachtree is where all our other babies were born. It’s like a story of our lives together 🙂
The only other piece of furniture in here is a very old small hutch that I gave a makeover to years ago. Now it holds all my tea pots. Oh and some rum.
I think the next steps in here are to get a rug and maybe try to find that window panel. For the life of me I can not remember where I put it. I forget my own kids names though….
What was I saying?
Oh right. Forgetfulness. Well…here are the rest of the pretty pictures. I love this room….truly I do. It’s something about the light in here. It’s always just right.
All that to say….let’s make a list of the things to do. I like lists.
- Order rug
- Find and hang curtain
- change color of legs on chairs
- maybe repaint the walls (it’s really gray) or do all shiplap look on the walls
- host more dinners here
And that’s about it. Those are my goals. And also share more imperfect spaces. I know I like seeing half done rooms so why the heck not, right?! It’s gonna be the new thing. Let’s make it the new thing together. I know we can. What was the new thing again? Seriously….can not remember a single….what was I saying?! 🙂