>Reading nook?

26 Mar

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Greetings!
So another project has finally been completed.  You may remember the frames below (see sad picture of them on the floor).  I have finally finished giving them an update. This project really tested my patience. I think I will need some fun easy crafts and then the longer term projects to work on.  I think with my schedule, waiting for good weather, painting, mounting, and placement on the wall it took at least 3 months to complete.  
I also struggled with how to hang these frames on the wall.  We live in a home that was built in the 1940s with lovely plaster walls.  Great thing about plaster is it is pretty sound proof.  Bad thing about plaster, you have to drill stuff in the walls just right or it will crumble the wall everywhere (you would never guess how I know that).  I really didn’t want to drill 20 holes next to each other and then try to explain that to the landlord when we leave.  So I experimented with 3M Command Strips (thank you Jerri for the suggestion).  They worked well I would recommend trying them especially if you rent. So far nothing has fallen off the wall. I will let you know how they are when we take them off.
So the last picture is what I’m thinking will be a “reading nook”.  Will reading actually occur in this corner?  Not sure.  Do I need a cute chair and lamp in that corner? I think so.  
Pay no attention to the lamp/cords on the bookshelf. I am in the middle of painting our end tables and this is where the lamp is temporarily residing.  And, in case you were wondering that cute little red lacquer bookshelf is vintage (hahah-I sound snobby).  No but really, my mom painted it for me. It was my grandmother’s bookshelf when she was a little girl in the 1920s.  I am so sentimental when it comes to my family..love.
What else is going on you may wonder?  I am just trying to enjoy life and get to know the Lord better. I have stopped training for races right now because it was becoming my world.  I needed to take a step back and evaluate my priorities right now. If I can get healthy with it again then maybe sometime it will happen again. I am still mentoring a couple of TNTers for a triathlon and meeting them for swim and bike practice when I can. They are kicking bootie in the fundraising, I am really excited for them.
Until next time..
Before

After
sad space needing some love.


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One Response to “>Reading nook?”

  1. Linsey March 26, 2011 at 7:49 pm #

    >That is a perfect reading nook! Love it.

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