If I believed in astrology, I would think that some weird alignment of the stars lead us to make three major purchases (the Ikea kitchen is the first) in one week. We'd been looking for a new bureau for Eleven for months, trolling Craigslist and a local place, Uhuru, but we hadn't found anything that all three of us, Eleven, Rex and I, liked. Rex is especially hard to please, but his recalcitrance worked out this time. If he hadn't been holding us back, we would not have ended up with gorgeous bureau (which does have all its hardware, even though the pic makes it look otherwise). Don't you love how the all-white room makes it look like it's floating?
I still can't believe I'm letting Eleven have this instead of keeping it for myself. I must be an exceptionally good mother.
While searching for a bureau, we came across this desk, which we didn't really need, but it did replace a piece of furniture that was barely functional.
You can see the red and yellow walls that I mentioned in yesterday's post. I painted that red wall myself, my first painting job ever, and it was very satisfying, but I think I'm over the red now. This picture makes the yellow look much nicer than the orangey gold it really is. When I bought the paint, I thought it was going to be a pale creamsicle color, but I was very wrong. You can also see the painted staircase. It used to be white and now it's Valspar's India Ink. I'm very pleased with how it turned out.
So now I'm wondering, should I go for all white wall and trim, a la Door Sixteen(she has an orange floor, too) and my new fave blog, Yvestown? Or some kind of dark color, like this one, found at Mrs. Blandings. I want to eat this color.
I think the dark stair case is locking us into all white, but maybe I could use this color on another wall? Maybe in another room, it would probably look hideous with the orange floor, wouldn't it?