How Do I Love Thee…

Let me count the ways.

Except I won’t count… I’ll spare you the monotony. But I will tell you that I am still extremely obsessed with our credenza. Remember where we last left off, and I had only showed you one measly picture?

Well, right now we are in step two of a three-step process. Step two being: Hang The TV on the Wall.

Step three, which is hopefully happening tonight, involves hiding ALL THE CORDS behind the wall. Steve already got all of his new toys, including a drywall saw, so he’s rip-roaring and ready to go. I could use the power of Photoshop to show you what it’s going to look like with out the cords hanging everywhere, but where’s the fun in that? It sorta takes away some of the surprise of the reveal after the sweat and hard work. (Well, Steve’s sweat and hard work, at least.) It’s going to look radical, though. I assure you.

And while I had the camera out I thought I may as well snap a few pictures of these two adjoining rooms since it’s probably been a while since I’ve had you all over. So, kick off your shoes and stay awhile.

The lingering family room projects include finishing that table under the gallery wall (the top is completely torn apart and raw) and finding The Most Perfect ottoman to swap with that coffee table. I also have some new pillows on the way from Joss & Main.

Also, lately the crazy inside my head has been curious about that gallery wall, and what it would look like if it was not as tall and spanned the width of that entire wall, encompassing the newly wall-mounted television. The TV would sort of look like just another picture among the gallery, and that wall might feel more cohesive. Just a fleeting thought. To my husband, if you’re reading this, no I am not on any medication nor have I been drinking.

The view into the kitchen is one of my faves. The chandelier, the three birdie pictures, the floating shelves, the loud rug… I love it all. I want to put it all inside a pita pocket and inhale it. Maybe with a little tahini.

The pop of green from that chair makes me ridiculously happy. And yes, it is as comfy as it looks.

Okay, enough house porn. I know I need to go through the rest of the house and document, but nothing is really finished as much as these two rooms. Although I know you would all love to see the work in progress, so I’ll promise to work on getting those pictures rounded up. And even though I call these rooms “finished,” they’re forever a work in progress.

Back to the credenza.

I grabbed some books from my collection to style this bad boy, as well as one of my favorite planters from Anthropologie, and my dad’s old Twin-lens reflex camera.

So, what do you think? Just the simple act of hanging the TV made that whole side of the room feel more finished.

I can’t wait to see the image above without the cords below the TV and dragging on the floor. Cords are my arch nemesis. My disgust for them is on par with my feelings for Mariah Carey.

Now that THAT’S off my chest… I hope to be back soon with more pictures.

Have a tubular Tuesday, everyone!


4 thoughts on “How Do I Love Thee…

  1. Your blog has really inspired me to get to work on our house. We’ve been living it it for almost a year (June 20th!!) and stumbling on your blog has got the DIY-Home-Improvment-Make-It-Our-Own bug under my booty….and I LOVE it!! Thank you sooo much for sharing and getting me inspired!!

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