We went furniture shopping yesterday on Craigs List. First, I found a corner unit for the dining room that matched the decor and wasn’t too clunky and big looking. We drove to a guys house in Raleigh to take a look at it. Funny thing is that during conversation we discovered he works at one of TM Solutions’ clients and was recruited by one of our recruiting partners. Small world.
We’ve got the piece in the corner of our dining room, which has finally taken shape now that we have the floating shelves installed with our eclectic array doo-dads and pictures positioned in a reasonably attractive manner. Earlier this week, we added more gold glaze to the leaping lizard green walls above the chair rail. I really like the way it allows the brightish green to blend in with the brown and gold colors of the lower walls, trim and floor.
Downstairs completion means that we can start focusing on the nursery upstairs. So focus, I did, and found a really reasonably priced possibility for a dresser for the soon to be baby room. It was listed as white but I figured I can paint it to match the walls when we do that. We go out to an older couple’s home in Durham and it so happens the man was making these dressers and shelf units from free wood he got somehow. So for $60, we got a brand new hand-made dresser in a non-standard dimension. Nice and tall with 8 drawers. Sure it’s particle board, but still quite a deal. You’ll spend a lot more than that in a store.
Speaking of painting the nursery, I did some poking around the internet for underwater theme murals and found this site. Be sure to click on the thumbnail with the blue and green fish. It’s a mural that integrates an existing loft bed into the scene to look like an ocean pier. It’s amazing. I don’t have the recent practice or time to execute that kind of realism, so don’t expect little Remy’s room to be quite that spectacular. I’ll still try and make it spectacular. In my own mind. And, no, I’m not using those big wall stickers to cheat my way to a realistic mural. I’m getting some good ideas bubbling up already, though, so I think it will turn out pretty cool. I used to work for a sign shop right after graduation, so I have some artist tricks up my sleeve to help make things turn out somewhat professional looking.
Well, it’s time to get ready to go for a short ride, so we can work on tiling the coffee table today with really neat looking glass tiles. With that project’s completion, we’re full on for the nursery. Yippee, progress!