Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Decorating High

OK.  So I am in that decorating phase again.  You all know what happened the last time I hit this phase.  I painted 95% of my house in under 2 months.  I know!  Crazy!  Just a little, but isn't that what stirs the creative juices?  Mr. Finn thinks I'm nuts when it comes to that stuff.  He is completely happy with with white blank walls.  I, as the "creative" (snorkle) one in the family cannot imagine a world (house/home) without shades of me all over it.  I love nuances of color.  Not vibrant colors mind you, but earthy shades that make me feel wrapped up in warmth.  Hence...our home.

When Mr. Finn and I were preparing for marriage, we quickly realized that we have very different tastes in furnishings.  It was going to be a hard fit as we couldn't find a middle ground and then one day we happened upon a "going out of business" sale for some business that I don't remember the name of and really doesn't matter at this point, now does it?! (Heilig Meyers)  Anyways, we happened upon a dresser that we both liked.  I liked the style and he liked the wood.  RUBBER TREE.  Do  you know how heavy rubber tree is?  Oh my!  It was a good compromise for us and so we decided to buy that dresser right there on the spot and because it was our first thing bought together we ran out to find matching night stands.  We visited every one of those stores in every part of the state we could get to and finally found two in Show Low, Arizona.

So, that is how we came to have this set.
As you can see, it doesn't blend well with my chocolate walls.  We need to fix that.
 I refinished the two end tables last week.  Imagine a rubbed oil bronze knob on the drawer because that is what arrived yesterday by UPS.  It was like Christmas.  I've already mentioned how I love mail and packages are a real thriller, not matter what is in them.
(pay no mind to the tissue, they live on top of my nightstand.  And who has phones with cords anymore?)
I was very pleased with how they turned out.  Who knew it would look almost as if we bought them at a store.  I am getting ready to start on that big dresser, but will be unable to lug it downstairs.  It takes two grown men to move that beast.  I am going to have to get creative with the sanding part.  Hmmmmmm.
Rubber Tree.  
Go figure.

P.S.  Should I distress it?


Shannon said...

Oh, will you please come to my house? I have about 10 things I would like to repaint! This looks gorgeous!

Robin said...

I would love to...more than you know. It is therapeutic for me and the company would be great.