Happy New Year, my peeps!!
Today is officially the first real week of the year… the kids are back in school, sports are starting up and wow, people are actually working. Yup. It’s a little sad, since the break has been so nice and having the kids home for 3 weeks did not put me into the cuckoo house, as suspected. Not this year boys! Not. this. year. The only negative is that I didn’t get as much done around the house as I’d hoped to – I wanted to clean out their closets, toys and clothes, and I wanted to list a bunch more goodies on Chairish – Instead, I made a zillion meals a day (the insatiable hunger of 4 boys is ASTOUNDING), washed way more dishes than I cared to, and mostly piddled around… not accomplishing much, but having an immense aspiration to.
It was a GREAT holiday and end to the year. I’ll take it.
Around the end of November I decided to actually clean off my dining table to use for (who’da thought?!?) dining. Normally, I just pile up my special little finds, clean them, and photograph them here, so it’s a hoarders DREAM but not the prettiest sight to see. You guys, I hid things in places you wouldn’t believe to achieve a clean table. I envisioned my family, shaking their head when they found a chandelier where the toilet paper is stored. Ahhhh, that Jessica is an odd bird, they would think and love me all the more. Wink. At least that’s how it will go in my Lifetime reenactment.
So, here’s the dining room as it stands now…
Wait! Hold the phone! Here it was the last time I showed it to you…
Gah, my shelves have really gotten full. Hmm… do I like that? I need to ponder. I sold my grandmother’s chairs, but kept the table. I also, changed out the chandelier and rug. Sadly, that plant died llllooooonnnngggg ago.
On the table I added an antique Japanese obi, which are used to tie a kimono. The gold flecked candles and holders are from the 50’s, which I was supposed to sell, but didn’t. On the wall you can see one of my new paintings. It was painted by Annette Sabbah, and I love it! I was able to get two of her pieces for my aspiring art collection, but this one is by far my favorite.
I’m happy… I like it… I’m just, well, I’m thinking about selling the 80’s chrome chairs (I recovered these) and there’s a 30% part of me that wishes I’d gone for the black finish on the chandelier vs the brass. I could paint it – Or is that just CRAZY?!?
One of these days I’ll change out the rug for the vintage Persian I currently have in my bedroom. It has the same vibe, but this one up here is a knock and the other is the real deal.
What do you think about that MCM Moroccan inspired side table? I have had it for about 6 months and just can’t seem to list it for sale. ARG. Why do I have to like everything?!?
I also started to recover the brown leatherette benches (that I bought here) but had to take a break since the leather I purchased was much harder to work with than I originally anticipated. Have any of you recovered with leather?? I need to pick your brain!
So that’s about it, y’all!
Happy New Year and all that. I loves ya.