Three of the four walls in this tiny living room are dark pine paneling…..very dark….and no overhead lighting…..like a dungeon. My mom never put curtains on the windows but she didn’t have the neighbors then, that I do now.
The first thing I see when I open the front door is dark and small and doesn’t feel clean. I never did anything about the walls because I didn’t want my mom turning over in her grave because I painted the paneling. It’s been eleven years since she passed and I’m pretty sure at this point she really doesn’t care! So here goes nothing………. Behind the door now.My view from the front door now. Everything is not back in place and the chair is a future upcycle project. The family tree thingy has been in it’s box since last summer when I picked it up @80% off of $68.00. I still have to pick and cut the family photos and put them in the little frames that will be held up by tiny birds that pin on the branches. My monitor is a monster it needs to go asap! Baby steps…ok maybe this project is a baby leap.
My giant leap of design involves….yes…tiles. I really should work for a tile company I put them in the weirdest places. I first tiled my coffee table years ago and last summer my desk and this year I tiled my mantle. Mantle is a loose interpretation, it’s a small piece of wood mounted on the wall, actually it’s pretty sorry for a mantle. But here goes nothing….Yes, I am a very sloppy painter but it always comes off. This is definitely more me than if I would have left it the dark pine color. The bonus is in it’s uniqueness. I have a few squares left yet and I am tossing the idea around that maybe I will randomly stick them on this wall….maybe. I haven’t decided yet. Since my mom sits above the mantle, I wonder what she thinks?
On Sunday I had a cold or maybe allergy attack from hell. Allegra worked pretty well at making my nose stop running, but it kept me up way past my bedtime. My head felt beach ball size Sunday when I crashed at midnight and Monday I was up until 12:30am. It had to be the Allegra because I love my sleep and rarely make it until 11 pm most nights.
Medicine does not mix well with yoga and I really struggled at class last night. Your nose may feel clear but I had a heck of a time breathing, still…I’m glad I went…..Positive changes, keep ’em coming!…-Zia