Thursday, June 02, 2011

So... Here We Are

In exactly this place. Which is not quite where I intended to be, but we're okay. Our new apartment is snug and cute. The apartment complex is full of big beautiful pine trees. I call this place our little hobbit home!
How do you like this little chest of drawers? Pretty cute, right? Obviously, I was very inspired by Miss Mustard Seed's bird dresser. And yes, it is painted in the same apple green that I am using for the dining room set, which is coming along slowly, as you can see below. This dresser was my grandparents' and when we were moving it into the apartment I was really questioning my judgement! It was pretty beat up, but it sure is looking sweet now.

This whole experience has been good, I think. While I'm sad to lose my house, the giant burden of trying to keep up with a payment I absolutely couldn't afford combined with the other burden called "upkeep" was really wearing on me. I wish now (because as we all know, hindsight is 20/20) that I had just listed the house for sale back in 2008 when Earl and I split up. But who knows... the house may not have sold even then AND having Kelly and her girls live with us was an experience that benefited all of us. As the immortal Fleetwood Mac said, "Don't you look back."

As we can see, Max and Eric are perfectly fine! Wherever we are together, that is where home is. Which is right here!I am sure having fun with the home projects and I look forward to sharing a lot more as I complete them. The rocker in the corner above is already glossy black now and getting sexier than a rocking chair has a right to be! Wait till you see it!

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Hugs to all!

8 comments:

Rachel VanHook said...

I'm kind of into the bird thing too right now but have yet to actually use them on any furniture...I really like them with the green dresser! And good for you living "scaled down"....I love the Abraham Lincoln quote. It's one of my favorites and I had forgotten about it...a good reminder!

Miss Mustard Seed said...

Oh, it looks so good!

Hannah Jacklyn said...

love how it came out! I have been contemplating doing something like this, and i love that apple green- so cheery.

wandering over from miss mustard seed's- hello!

Korrie@RedHenHome said...

Just lovely. The birds are perfect!

Karen said...

You did a great job on your dresser,love the color and bird motif. You have a great outlook on life, thank you so much for visiting.

Kelly@TearingUpHouses said...

i like that color green. very spring.

kelly

Elizabeth (Blue Clear Sky) said...

Thanks for stopping by and becoming a follower. Your comments were very kind. You are making your new home very comfy with that lovely gallery wall above the dining table and the gorgeous dresser. Love the fun fresh colours you chose for the dresser and table. I really like your attitude, it is not the size of the home that matters, but the amount of love and patience within.
I'm following now, too.

Shannon@Cozy Home Scenes said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving that sweet comment, I really appreciate it. Sounds as if you have your head on straight as we say down south. Stop by again when you can. Shannon