Things seem to have been a little slow around here lately. We have been working on small projects (painting doors and trim, etc) but nothing major. So, I am feeling the need to work on a room. We are trying to take this house one room at a time. So the front room is next up. The front room (as we call it, for lack of a better term) is not well documented on this blog. For good reason. It is an unfinished, rarely used room, however it offers a lot of space and potential. Currently, the room is being used as a formal dining room of sorts. We received a big, beautiful table as a wedding present from Peter's grandparents and we are so happy we have room to use it, but the room right now is not conducive to being used.
For one, it is bare. Except for some curtains on the window(that I love and will stay) there is no paint, pictures, or personality on the walls. And there is a lot of empty wall space. We have some things that need to be hung (and need to acquire more) but I need to paint first. Which brings me to another dilemma....paint. Lets not even go there.
We have an antique buffet that was purchased at an estate sale that needs to be redone, but its a great piece to work with and will look fabulous in the room. There is also the matter of the built-in bookshelves. They are original wood, but not really my favorite shade and currently house nothing. Why no books? Well somehow along the way, we have misplaced most of our books. We sold most of our college books, I usually read novels in a series (not exactly shelf-worthy), and Peter reads ESPN magazines. Call us what you will, but I am not ashamed by our lack of books. It just means I need to search harder on Ebay. I am also planing on filling the shelves with pictures and accessories of course.
So here are some pics of the next project. It will probably be a long process, but I am up for the challenge.
**the carpet is a thorn in my side. but it will be dealt with. later.