Today I am trying to get the living room back in order. Robert finished painting this space the green shade we finally settled on yesterday. And is taking the day to find doors and brick-cutting tools for the dining room. He’s thinking about three French doors, with the one in the middle being the one that gets opened, facing the south. My yard in view at last! Oh, I can’t wait! And two I believe for the wall facing east.
I’m going ahead with this green idea and decking out the mantle for Christmas. I am so happy to have floors everywhere again! This process has taken so many months. Trying to squeeze out funds for projects while keeping the bills paid. Not an easy task!
The green shade of paint Robert mixed came out just right. A very tranquil color. He said he is surprised that he likes it so much, since it wasn’t his choice to go with green. He said he usually goes in to a house, calculates what is in it and how you live, and tries to come up with a color that will highlight this. So he was hesitant about the green my husband wanted. But now he says he will have to shift his thinking around because this came out so well.
This is the dining room off the living room. Nearly bare bones now. Just a few things left on the walls before Robert takes it all down. This south wall is going to mostly be glass. Obviously he stores his work stuff in here. This beadboard will be coming down.
And below is the east-facing window, which likely will have double French doors. I sort of let Robert, who has more carpentry design skills than I could ever hope to, design this himself. I trust his taste and his need for artistic perfection.
Not much to look at now. Rest assured I shall take photos as my walls start getting knocked down, brick by scary brick! There will be light! And Robert says the green shade of paint extended here from the living room will be the frame that leads the eye out to the gardens. Sort of poetic, isn’t it?
Yesterday he told me that he has this notion of building a rustic working wooden water wheel for a waterfall leading into the small pond… Oh boy, no telling where this is going to lead us. I don’t know where Robert comes up with all this stuff. I’m just enjoying the journey. And providing lots of coffee and trying to figure out how we’re going to pay for all this. But he’s very good about reusing materials and the concept of recycling. I’m going to have to figure out how to clone Mr. Robert. Who has attempted to keep costs quite low and modest so we can accomplish all this.