Apr 24, 2008

Small Mercies...

Well, our living room is now complete, save for the carpet. Which is odd because it is the first thing we bought. (we're having a remnant cut and finished off with a border) For some unknown reason the elderly man who is going to do it keeps putting us off and putting us off. And today I was actually glad for that.

When I came home from picking the kids up at school I opened the front door and was greeted with a horrible stench. Let's just say Wilbur ate something that DID NOT agree with him. And he proceeded to anoint our new living room area with his precious gift(s). It was not pretty. But, easily cleanable seeing our rug is not yet on the floor. Thank heaven for small mercies...

We took down the burgundy "Change For Richmond Line" sign that had been on the beam and changed it out with this Fleche D'or (Golden Arrow) sign. We had purchased a large lot of these old enamelware signs that had come from London, England and this one was in the bunch. We assume it's from France and I like to go one step further and dream that it is actually form Paris. Hey, you never know!

Yesterday we picked up the console that now sits underneath the t.v. Once hubby modifies it somewhat, it will house our dvd player and cable box, etc.

So, our reno project has now come to a close and hubby and I are still-
a) married
b) civil to one another
c) exhausted!!!


Ele at abitofpinkheaven said...

Joy, love the look of the different color woods; floor, white shelving unit, beams, and buffet under the tv. It's gorgeous! Also noticed the touches of silver...love it!

Alison Gibbs said...

Joy the room looks fabulous.
Well done to you two!!

PurpleFlowerFairy said...

WoW! =) looks great!!! debbie

Melissa @ The Inspired Room said...

Hooray! It looks fabulous! And congrats on staying married through it all.

But, Wilbur, come on pup, quit eating nasty stuff...what's up with that?


diana said...

wow...love the white and the black... one of my favorite combos.... anything looks good with it... you can change it up with varying the accessories. well done.

karlascottage.typepad.com said...

That room has turned out great. Love the nuetrals, it so matches your style!