I try not to make excuses for my shortcomings. Alright I lied. 'Words of affirmation' is one of my top Love Languages, so I try to eek out as much encouragement as I can, even if it's back door-ish. However, I have been working on this manipulative way of receiving a complement- not to hone the skill, but to tone it down. That being said, I think this post is worthy of a little 'pardon the picture taking skills.' I usually apologize for my shoddy camera, but this time I used my mom's good one. I have no more excuses.
BUT, what I lack in artistic flair, Andrew makes up for in spades with his wicked good woodworking.
Let me show you the evolution of this room:
The room beyond the room. This was right after we bought the farm in 2008.
|Early 2012 I think...|
|I'm thinking of taking out all goldenroddy accessories- not because I don't like them, I just don't love them with the painted wood color and the pink furniture (in our house back when we bought it, last seen here). Thinking of this rug, or something like it with that Moroccan vibe. And I L O V E the slipper chair, so it'll find a new spot to nestle into around here. I also want to paint the dining room. Though I love the color (Ben Moore's Berkshire Beige) it's obnoxious with the living room color. I'm thinking a charcoal next?|
|Now here's some mad photography. Lessons, anyone? Okay, in all seriousness, this Tobacco Caramel candle from West Elm is one of the most melodious scents in the world.|
|Do I get props for capturing so many angles? And leaving that book under that chair and not even caring? It's called art, people.|
|One of my favorite thrifted finds- this mid-century coffee table snatched at a *crazy* church rummage sale for $5 (marked $10, but Andrew knows how to work the church sales).|
|Do you want to reach into this picture and kick that book a little farther under the chair?...or just put it away.|
|I love this paneled wall. And I'm still beholden to Edith|