One of the best things about OWNING as opposed to RENTING is that I can do whatever I want, whenever I want, to whatever I want. I cannot tell you what satisfaction it gives me to vaccuum at 1:30 in the morning, or to visit the paint counter with actual intent to buy.
With that said, I have some more things to show off.
Here they are in my dining room.
|Actually, the ONLY furniture currently in my dining room.|
I bought some glazing spray paint, but I didn't want to just spray the door all willy-nilly; I thought that would be boring, and I didn't really want to worry about even coverage, because I knew that would probably be beyond my ability. So I taped a random, abstract-ish design onto the door, then went to town with that glaze.
It stunk pretty badly, and I had to lock the cats in my bedroom. Fortunately, it was a nice day in February when I did this, so it dried quickly and the house got an airing to boot.
There is still some visibility, so sunlight can get through, and the stripes make just enough of a pattern to be interesting, but not distracting. I am so proud of myself for having had this idea.
I HAVE A WHOLE ROOM JUST FOR BOOKS.
|And it is CLASSY.|
This is the only room in the house that has been painted. My mom did most of the painting, as I was having some shoulder issues at the time. I did pick the paint color, though.
1. Books I have not read yet
2. Books for school (an entire bookshelf! I am disgusted!)
3. Antique books/Anne books/Little House Books/Betsy-Tacy books
4. General fiction
5. Young adult
7. Classics/empty shelves
I was so disappointed about those empty shelves, until I remembered that I'd taken about 120 books to the used book store. Yeah, the credit I got there lasted all of three months. I'd also taken three large bags of books to the Goodwill bookstore, where I will probably forget I once owned them and buy them back eventually.
|Walter doesn't like being left out of anything.|
More improvements to come--I may or may not have bought out Lowes' entire paint department.