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Monday, September 2, 2013
Two Chairs Today. Projects for in the FUTURE
I went to Books A Million today & spent a good 2 hours just browsing. Ended up getting 2 magazines and 3 books. All cooking. Well one was Sausage Making for Dummies (yah really....) and one was for Preserving food. The last one has some interesting recipes! Anyway.....I was on the side of Nashville that I work on & there is a junk shop/consignment/thrift shop I have checked out twice so far. Today being the 3rd. I have YET to leave there empty handed. Nice people. Not sure if the young men there are their sons or not, but they are incredibly polite and will load whatever I buy. I think I made points by listening the young man talk about his dog, petting hte dog & just interacting with him & his dog. Well I how can I not? I'm a DOG person. Though it was way too hot to bring my K9 companion out with me today. Anyway...........I was not hunting anything in particular. Just "looking". Well , like I said. I have not ever left this place empty handed. And I didn't today. I have a LONG TERM project in mind. To lighten up my living room. Our "formal" living room . It's not really FORMAL but it's mostly unused and I'd like a little change. Lighter. Don't really know where I'm going with it, but I know when I am done there will be LESS brown. Prince Charming built an oak entertainment unit that I LOVE & that's staying. I have a buffet that I use as a sofa table behind the couch & THAT is staying. I have black (yah really black...) washable velvet curtains/drapes. They are GOING. I have it in my head that I want drapes on drape cranes. You know what I mean by drape cranes? Swivel Curtain rods...is another name...The curtain rods are like on a rod that only comes halfway to the center of the window & the rod is on a hinge ? and can be opened closed by the rod, not by moving the fabric. And blue & white. Maybe blue & white...I actually want to STAY with the wall color. Only instead of flat, I want eggshell. At anyrate...back to my shopping excursion. I bought 2 chairs today. (no we are NOT going to discuss how many I have waiting to reupholster, so don't even ask) the chairs are in pretty good condition. Except for the fabric. Actually the fabric is in GOOD condition, but there's NO WAY I can live with the color. Just not happening. So here they are. I put them in my storage unit until the urge hits me or I find the perfect fabric. Whichever comes first. But I will not drag them into the house to live with the color that they are. Well IF my favorite color was ORANGE then maybe. But ornage is not my favorite color. Red is. But they won't be red either.