And then I got no further.
One corner of the room was painted with three trees and will-o-wisps darting among them. The rest of the walls were teal and blank. Finally this June, I had a dinner party and my friend Aaron raved over the finished corner. "It will look so amazing when it's done," he encouraged me. And so about three weeks ago I finally picked up my brushes again.
And now phase 1 is done.
Yes, phase 1. I debated whether I should share this with anyone until phase 2 is completed, but phase 2 is probably likely to take me so darn long it would be months if not a year before I showed anything. Because phase 2...is the Twelve Dancing Princesses, from my favorite fairy tale, walking in dreamy-eyed procession through the forest like a Burne-Jones painting across all four walls.
So let's just enjoy phase 1 for now, shall we?
|The three trees to the left were the original three, done months before all the others.|
|We went out and bought metal light and outlet fixtures for the room, in a scroll pattern to coordinate with...|
|...Our new, much more fairy tale-esque dining room table and chairs.|
|Literally no corner of the room has been left unpainted.|
|The full moon shines down on the night forest from the far wall.|
|The new dining room set was found on Craigslist, and is just what I've been searching for on there for almost a year now. Eventually, patience with Craigslist pays off.|
Eventually, by the way, I hope to replace that chandelier with this lovely model, which I saw at my local Home Depot and immediately loved. Ironically I looked down at the box, and discovered the style is called "Grace." ;)