Happy HouseWednesday, August 08, 2012
Nearly two years has passed since I wrote about decorating the fish house, and I am finally coming to love it. Sometimes, when I visit my apartment in Western New York, my heart aches for the wacky wallpaper and mid-century charms of that place, of my own personal style, but when I return to the fish house I feel a certain kind of pride in being able to tackle the challenge of merging interests and styles of two people, my beau and I.
This past weekend we had company which prompted me to furiously clean the house, finish decorating projects and get the house looking its best. Here's a little tour:
another room (that also wasn't working) and tada! Instantly better. The space was improved by a coat of grey paint (historic paint mind you, it's the same color as Mark Twain's house) and some billowy sheers which I sewed myself. Notice the scalloped edge I put on the corner of the nook, I can't tape off a decent straight line, so I got creative :)
On to the kitchen! Through the miracle of pinterest, and this blog post, I decided to turn a copper mould into a swag light for over the sink. Such a simple project and it fits right in with all my copper fish!
|simple things like this spoon make me so happy|
The dining room: I'm starting to feel better about this space, but it is taking so long for it to come together. I am quite pleased with my little cabinet/bar area though I need to fix the paint on it, it didn't cure properly. I'd also like to turn this wall into utter chaos, fill it with all sorts of seashell prints and shadow boxes. This room is also where I take most of my indoor self portraits and where this previous project piece is located.
|The star on the left is from Tanzania! My beau's sister is there right now! Read her incredible blog, here.|
|hello, Olladene. I can never be in the bathroom by myself.|