Making lists and decisions.
Who knew I'd still be struggling to make it through my inventory list nearly two months after the fire? I've got to wrap this up. I'm trying to be diligent about researching actual replacement costs for the items we loss in the fire, but I've spent as much as 45 minutes researching one item.
So, let's talk about the dilemmas I'm facing . . . I know, but it's MY blog!
I can't find light fixtures for our master bathroom or the hallway. I don't know if you've been looking at lighting lately, but it all looks the same! Especially for the bathroom--not a lot of options. This is what I'm finding . . .everything new looks just like these . .
This is what I want . . .I can use these, but I need two sconces and two ceiling fixtures. I've used something similar to this fixture for a sconce in the kids' bathroom, so that's not the problem, it's just find four that look alike enough to use in such close proximity, especially considering there's also a chandelier in this bathroom. Perhaps I'll just take down the damaged lights, spray paint them black and call it even until the right fixtures find their way into my life.
I'm trying to select paint colors for the rooms that need painting. I'll likely go with the same colors I had before, but we didn't choose the paint for our guest bath (which I LOVE), so I'm trying to match it.
OH! The cool thing I've learned, however, is there are so many wallpapers to choose from you CAN find something you love. I didn't think I was a wallpaper person, until I took a few books home to study. I went from "I think we'll just paint" to "I need someone to help narrow my choices" in one fell swoop!
I mean look at this . . .
Isn't it lovely? I can't find the one I think I really want--I'll go take a picture of it in the book.
I had the pleasure of visiting with a friend in her century old farm house. She is amazing and her home is one of the most comfortable and attractive homes I've visited. She has some truly classic wallpapers. If I could rip-off the paper in her hallway and attach it to my dining room wall I would! Her kitchen paper is amazing, too.
Alrighty, then . . . there you have it. Any suggestions are welcome.
Thanks for your indulgence!