Life is such a joy with Luna! We have been going to the dog park more often and I spend most of my time with her. Sadly now I am dealing with her diarrhea issue. I switched her diet to chicken and rice and she hasn’t gone in a day. I don’t know if she was stressed by leaving her in her cage for a few hours, or if she ate too much of a bully ring, or something else. There is no telling. We play and she is my buddy. We sleep together and I just love her so much. We are going to Florida for Spring Break and have to leave her with the breeder. I am so sad about it. I take her everywhere and as much as possible leave when someone is here to be with her. She is my best friend.
Still working on my daughter’s chair that matches her table. This has been quite a project. I didn’t realize how frustrating it would be to have the seat stained and the rest painted. There are so many options for winsor chairs, all wood, painted, and even the two toned. I’ve never seen the two toned with a painted wood that has a glaze. It looks kind of messy, but it makes the paint less of a contrast and more antiqued. This reminds me of the colors of dark coffee and light coffee. My daughter said to just go with it. I put on a clear finish that turned milky! I panicked and sanded it down and re-stained the seat. I keep having problems with the meeting of the spindles and the stained seat. You don’t want paint on your stained seat and you don’t want stain on your painted/glazed spindles. There is no way this will be perfect. I will say it’s a labor of love. I hope it turns out nice. The struggle is real when you live in 90% humidity, drying is an issue. The chair is in the bathroom so the dog won’t get it. 🙂
I love the fact that I got this chair for free from a friend and re-purposed it. I learned a lot about the style of this chair and it’s history for this reason. Isn’t it cool to have a story about the very pieces of furniture that occupy your home?
Today we visited our new house to see the floors that are now in! They look amazing! I have dark wood floors throughout the house in the kitchen and most of the living spaces. The bedrooms have carpet and the bathrooms have tile (as well as the laundry room). I have learned on the first floor that as much as you can do without carpet, the flooring will last longer. We decided to stop by a furniture place I remembered passing on our search for neighborhoods. We have looked at the regular more popular furniture stores and not found anything that we like. This place was different. And they charged a minimal fee to have a designer help us with the size and spacing of furniture. I am so excited to have a designer help with our living room, dining room and my office space. I didn’t realize how important the living room design was until I asked a design student to help make my living room in my previous house cozy and then had a stager help with selling the home. Can’t wait to see how this turns out. I think with someone that has an eye for design, it will be great. The lady I met, Dawne, said her design experience came from her mother and that her mom worked in a fashion store from a young age and had a natural talent for putting together patterns. I looked at the store’s website and found their blog. I think it will workout perfectly.