So this Friday finds us with a lot of sunshine – hooray! It bounces nicely off the dresser that came last Friday and that we put together this week. This is one of those furniture items that falls in the category of not-really-needed – we have lots of clothes storage already- but really wanted. When our room isn’t full of stuff that used to go elsewhere (computer, desks, etc.), it’s a fairly simple room with just a bed and some wardrobes. The Eames rocker that was a gift for this room currently resides in the nursery, and will probably stay in there for a few more years. I’ve just been wanting a nice, simple piece for this area – a place to put a lamp, stack some artwork on, hang a few things over. We’ve looked for years for just the right dresser, wanting something white, something simple, but all we ever found was a sort of traditional looking painted piece or something too industrial or trendy. Or too expensive – I can certainly locate the “perfect” piece of furniture at a less than “perfect” price point.
This one worked out great – the perfect length for this area of wall between the windows, nice clean lines, simple drawers. If I could change anything about it, I’d make it sit up another inch or two so that the Roomba could vacuum underneath it – but I guess I’ll tackle the dust bunnies every once in awhile under there with a swiffer.
Not sure what will end up on this, or hang over it, but for now I have a few pieces that have been patiently waiting in back room storage to come out. Just having this in here might inspire me to get some photos out of this computer and onto some paper and into a frame. One good thing usually leads to another…
Other finds this Friday: a gift for E’s best friend who turns eight today. These bath bombs from Lush have been a big hit around here – they are nice treats at the end of a long day of second grade! Too expensive to be an everyday occurrence, but so fun to toss in every once in awhile and spend a little extra time next to the tub, chatting with E as she sits in foamy swirls of color and glitter. The first Lush store I went into was on our honeymoon ten years ago in Vancouver – they are a nice treat every once in awhile for those that enjoy a nice long soak in the tub.
The larger piece on the dresser is a compilation of the girls’ artwork, scanned and reduced in size and printed out on glossy photo paper. The empty spaces are for works yet to be done (mostly by the little one who has some catching up to do), and the frame opens and closes easily for rearranging. The links to the original posts on this can be found here and here. The smaller print was from a gallery on Sanibel Island, purchased by M and shipped to me as a surprise. It used to sit on the desk in my studio space before said space became a nursery. The shifting and settling into a house is a fluid thing isn’t it? Recapturing a corner again of it is a nice way to kick off the year…
…and in my mind, is much more enjoyable to look at than the corner below (the before shot). Now… where to put that pesky computer?
What did you find this Friday? (My dad found himself with a broken arm – let’s hope you find yourself a little luckier this Friday!)