My living room has been yellow for the last 10 years. It was painted just before my older daughter, middle child, graduated from high school in 2002. This June, my last child, also a daughter, will graduate from high school. Although our grad party will be at the country club (she's a golfer), I know relatives in town for graduation will migrate here, and I have told Mr. Organized Clutter it's time.
I am going from the color "Sawdust" to "Dover White".
When you last saw my mantel, it was January 6th, and the decorations had just come down.
Teacups across the mantel top and floral art hung above them. Reader's Digest condensed books made into shelves. I can't knock it, because I like it. I love flowers and teacups.
This is what I'm thinking:
Everything is coming down. Even the book shelves.
These were fun. I glued an "L" bracket into the bottom of the book and screwed it to the wall. Then I placed another book on top. Cute little shelves. But CHANGE is coming.
The book shelves are not down yet, (waiting for Mr. Organized Clutter) but this is my new purchase. A $24 shelf. I am not going to hang art or mirrors or shelves over the mantel.
Hanging wall items makes it difficult to change seasonally. How do you find other art to line up with your nails in the wall? I plan to set and lean everything on the mantel shelf.
This shelf is going to be painted an heirloom white.
Once I have the room painted Dover White, and this shelf painted Heirloom White, I will place six teacups in the top part and six saucers will sit on the bottom shelf.
I probably will also lean this picture against the wall on the mantel. I don't think I can put it away. It's a favorite.
Coming soon, bathroom full reveal, (next post), white painted built ins in the den reveal, and white walls returning to the living room! Stay tuned because, planting the flower and junk gardens happens in May.