Remember where we left off? The jungle gym in the family room?
I think I just combined my two favorite things this week: being sick. AND painting. It's been kind of a depressing week, not gonna lie.
"But Mandi, normal people don't start a project when they're coughing up a lung."
I know, I know! It's just not normal over here! And have I ever pretended to be normal?
But do you want to see? Let's do a before and after, here.
Before paint and moulding.
And. . . after paint and moulding with jungle gym.
I keep typing "pain" instead of "pain-T". Heh. Heh heh. Freudian slip.
So what do you think? I do love the color. It is so soothing and I love it so. And if you're eagle eye, you noticed I took the time to put up crown moulding, and let's not talk about how much that cost, because what's done is done.
It took an entire day to get the crown up, caulked, and painted. One entire day. And I swear I tried to hurry. But crown will not be rushed.
Wanna see my inspirational pic?
I have zero idea where I came across this picture. I happened upon it by chance and it spoke music to my soul and I saved it to my phone and the rest is history. This is a blogging no-no. Bad blogger.
But, perfection up there.
So I played it safe. Don't you judge me. You don't know what it's like painting on a scaffold for days! You don't know what it's like hanging over a stairwell 18 feet in the air! This isn't gonna get done on a whim every year or so, it's just not!
It's the Benny Moore Revere Pewter that is so commonly seen these days. 'N I love it.
And like all things that happen in this home, it's opened a can of worms. Wanna see my ever-expanding to-do list? Course ya do.
--I still have to paint: the kitchen, the music room, the entryway, and the hallway.
--I've decided to re-do the chimney moulding. Instead of three ish feet tall, it'll now be 10+ feet tall.
--The totally awesome green faux marble and brass ceiling fan is gonzo, and that's getting replaced.
--The banisters are being restained
--The entryway chandelier is getting replaced
--There's talk of canned lighting up here
--The world's longest curtains of all time are going to be made and hung
Huh. Listing them out doesn't make it seem so impossible. Oh, and while this is completely separate, the kitchen cabs are getting a facelift at some juncture as well. Heaven help us all.
So! Help me out for a second, here.
Ceiling fan? Or chandelier?
Fan? Chandy? Fan? Chandy?
This little luv bug is sitting in my cart on amazon.
Yeah, I prefer the haunted house type of chandy. It's who I am. Or as a close friend said, "Oh totally! Morticia Adams is my style diva."
I'm serious, though. This thing is over 4 feet long. I can totally see it hanging in the window and reflecting off the 9 foot mirror above the fireplace that I also neglected to talk about.
But here's the thing: I want this chandy, but even I have gone back and forth between the fan/chandy debate. This room gets hotter than H. I will regret not having some airflow. And there are some nifty looking ceiling fans out there these days. So again, the Jeffro and I both throw up our hands and scratch our hands and ask,
Beauty? Or practicality?
Crystals, or airflow?
Fan, or chandy?
Please, aidez moi. This controversy isn't going to end itself.