THE LIVING ROOM
I know. You totally just saw this like two weeks ago. But Now... With More Fireplace!
I also believe I have finally discovered the secret to that "old house" smell that I love. I'm pretty sure that it is oil trim paint! Which I will now be keeping in my Scentsy warmer to make our house smell, well, old and oily. I always thought it was Murphy's Oil Soap, so give me some credit I was on the right track.
Here's a before picture, just for dramatic effect.
We had the nicest woodworker. Didn't he do an awesome job? I was all vague and indecisive about what I wanted. "Can you picture a Swedish Martha Stewart?" and he suffered through a lot of whining about the odious task of finding a marble guy.
Here are Ursula and Koko the train having a picnic while I take these pics. Koko brought blueberries and Ursula brought salami. I do love my little shadow, she just plays wherever I happen to be.
While I was painting the fireplace, both girls sat on the floor and watched. This made me very nervous since last time I was painting something white with Mimi around she hurled a large quilted pumpkin at it. Why? Why would she do that?! Why hurl a pumpkin decoration? Why hurl it at the wall? Why hurl it at THAT wall? I have no idea what goes on in their brains. So I ended up panickedly asking Brent to bring out "The Cage!" this big mother of a play yard thing, and he fences off the whole fireplace painting region into a cross between a pasture and the Thunderdome. Pasturedome! Two cows enter, one cow leaves. Anyway, where was I. Keeping an eye out for projectiles and huffing paint fumes, I think.
I can't wait for Christmastime to hang our stockings.
Burn baby burn!