If you squint a little
My dad used to always have a funny saying when a project was incomplete: If you squint a little and tilt your head just so, you can see what it’s going to look like.
So, I’m asking you to squint a little.
Here’s the sewing room floor all installed. Yummy. This is going to be my haven, my retreat from the stressors of the world, my cauldron of creativity.
And the hallway going into the sewing room. (By the way, I bought a baby gate as this room will be forbidden to little furry puppies unless I’m in there to supervise.)
Below is a swatch of the fabric I chose from Hancock’s last year sometime. I think the picture shows the colors fairly well, although in “real life” they are a tad richer than the photo suggests. The darker color in the paisley is a rich chocolate brown. The green is a pea soup green and the pink is, well, pink.
You can see the paint color I have circled. It matches the green in the fabric as if it was made for it. That color will go on the wall where the window is, and on the long wall to the left of the window, as you look into the room. The long wall is also the first wall you see when you come up the stairs.
When I was in Seaside, Oregon in April, I bought these two wall hangings from the Montero Sisters going-out-of-business sale. They are currently black, and I will be painting them a matching chocolate brown. Behind them, I’ll be placing some bright coordinating fabric for decoration. They will hang on the long wall that I’m painting the green color.
And, finally, in the center of the room, I’ll be placing this perfectly matched area rug. A great place for my kitties and puppies to curl up while I’m sewing.
So, squint a little and you’ll see my dream come true.
(PS – I posted in the comments on about the pine table. If it was a ratty table, I’d definitely paint it, but it’s an antique, and nicely finished. Plus, it belongs to my mom. We think we might be able to get a decent price for it if we sell it, since it is a rare version of a Brandt classic. All my searches show the table coming up in mahogony, but this is a limited edition pine.)