Son't you love the sail boat?
As you know - this house has a stone fireplace - and I DON'T like it - ( sorry Cheryl - but I really don't - and after 2 months I'm not " warming " up to it either- pun intended :)
It looks like the " poor " cousin - a sad wannabe of a stone fireplace - and in turn it makes me sad every time I look at it................it just looks like a bunch of jagged rocks sticking out of cement haphazardly.
I even got permission from the previous owner's artwork to change it up a little
Since we've had the floors redone in a dark ebony it looks even sadder.
We thought of changing it completely - but that's a huge job - and not really in the budget when there's
so many other things we
OH NO, YOU'RE ALL THINKING - SHE WOULDN'T ...............................
Yes actually, she would - and even started - and if it doesn't turn out like I'm hoping - then we'll change it completely :)
We had a brick fireplace in the last house - red brick to start with - veneer brick to be precise - and it looked horrible with the natural 100 year old exposed brick on the walls - I suppose the previous owners wanted to keep a theme going - but it was a huge fail - so I painted that white too and it worked.
( John fought me on that one tooth and nail - so I did it when he was sleeping one night - stayed up the entire night painting it - it took 4 coats if I remember correctly - and he loved it )
So I'm praying I'm making the right call here.....................because its not that easy to do
( well it is and it isn't if you know what I mean - those crevices aren't easy to get into ) and I think there was half a century of grime and fluff and dust in there. It'll be clean if nothing else !
Oh the weather outside is frightful - but the fire is so delightful........................Christmas song but it'll
do in a pinch lol
Have a restful - peaceful Sunday all !
( I'm feeling better today - thanks so much for all of your kind words - most of you have been there - done that so I know you get it - I think exhaustion has crept in to be honest with you - absolute exhaustion ) So I really took it easy yesterday - laid around a lot - painted at a much slower pace - played music ( my go to therapy - and it works every time )
AND we have our cruise in March - I have to hold on to that thought on the rough days :)
Giant hugs, ( now where did I put that paint brush? )