Wednesday, March 27, 2013

I am riddled with A.D.D.

How did I go from sketching out a Countryfolk Keepsakes rooster at my kitchen table to taking apart a daybed and dragging it into my keeping room? Like I typed... I am riddled with A.D.D.

But hear me out. I have been trying to make our small keeping room more comfortable. I love the room because it has a cozy wood stove in it. But hate it because there are three doorways on three walls and the fourth wall has a wood stove. So to set up furniture is next to impossible.
It looked great as a dining room, but it was useless. We never used it.
Back in the 1800's when this old farmhouse was built, I'm sure they didn't think, "How am I going to decorate this small room?"
I know! The nerve!

So, I thought about buying a loveseat for the room. But a loveseat is just about the size of a daybed. Which leads me to why I dragged the daybed from one room to another.

I bought the daybed two years ago and it basically has turned into a gigantic dog bed for Gracie.
Sorry, Gracie. Not anymore.

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Now, I've got to paint the walls. Yet again.
I've painted this room 5 times in 12 years. I want to go light to make the room appear larger. Like "Parchment" by Behr. It's an appropriate color since our Founding Fathers portraits are hanging on the walls.
But then again, I do love Benjamin Moore's "Swiss Coffee." Decisions. Decisions.

I also want to get new daybed bedding but man, there's not much of a choice as far as my taste goes. I would love a postage stamp quilt style but there is nothing like that out there.
I found this set I really like on the Bed Bath and Beyond website. But the colors are all wrong.
Sigh. Maybe I need to drive over to the store and see it in person.

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There are some pretty white daybed sets BUT:
2 dogs + 1 wood stove + anything white = NEVER

When my hubs came home yesterday and saw what I had done, he uttered his usual three words, "YOU ARE CRAZY!" I can't help but smile.
When I was little, I can remember my Daddy uttering those exact words to my Mama when he'd come home from work and she had changed rooms around or knocked down a wall. The apple doesn't fall far from the tree.
Ya gotta love genetics!!

Feel free to throw in your two cents about paint color or bedding choices. I'm always open to suggestions.
Except from my husband. ((giggle))

Oh and I'll also need to make new curtains... have the glider cushions reupholstered... Get a new braided rug...

Ummm. Does anyone have some "Money Tree" seeds I can plant????

Happy Wednesday!!

:> )


Judi Hunziker said...

I love red and black so I think you should keep the day bed linens and paint the walls a linen color with a tiny print of black,linen and red swags for curtains.

bayrayschild said...

Hey Peanut, I don't have any suggestions for you. I'm the kind of decorator that doesn't know what she wants until she sees it =)
I just scored a cupboard on Craigslist the other day and I'm trying to figure out what to do with it.(paint it or leave it alone?)
Can't wait to hear what you come up with.


Robin at The Primitive Hutch said...

I like the colors on the wall ~ but I see your point of a lighter color to make the room appear bigger. I could see a beautiful prim quilt on your daybed. Happy hunting and decorating!
Make sure you show us your redo!!!
Prim Blessings

Peri said...

Okay...Parchment is a good is a shade of light grey...I just re-did my den/office in light grey and it is really bright! As for about plain ecru linen/muslin with the grey walls? Then check out some of the sheeting fabric available with nice grey and ecru large squares and do a simple hand appliqué in your third color in each square, and arrange a simple quilt in that color across some similarly covered simple pillows on the back! Not expensive to do, can be thrown in the washer as can sew, something simple and make that room just scream out your name! Hubs will like it because it is not the most expensive thing you have ever done and when the 2 dogs and the wood stove render a need for refreshing--easy, peasy!
Never ask me if you don't want my opinion!! I bet you can find a couple hundred dollars for paint and fabric....

Raymond Homestead said...

I like what you have on the daybed now and besides that, Stella and Gracie look good next to the color red!

Countryfolk Keepsakes said...

Thanks, gals!! I really appreciate your input. ♥
Well, I've got a slight change in plans. Hubs unintentionally put the guilt trip on me. He says, "Why do you want to paint the walls? You and I picked out this color and we both agreed on it. Besides, I really like it."

Sigh. I do have to agree with him. It's a great color. But that red actually, it's more cranberry daybed cover just doesn't go with the wall color. I'm going to run to BB&B and see what they have. I may have to go with a twin quilt and load up on accent pillows. :> )

Susan said...

Uhhhh...what they said.

Peri said...

Well, looking at the rug and the wall color, I still like the gray and creme idea! I used to have sheets and pillowcases which were gray blocks on one set and nearly the same color as these walls but color on color stripes on the second set. I would make the bed with one of each set! Actually not bad!!
Whatever you end up with, it will be have really good taste!
Smart Hubs!!

Countryfolk Keepsakes said...

Peri, I've noticed on many of the HGTV shows, gray wall color is big! It does look nice too!!
I really want to lighten up that room but for now I'll stick with what I have. Lord knows I have done whatever I want to this old farmhouse and not a peep from the old ball and chain. ((giggle)) But when he expressed he really likes the wall color, I just can't do it. For now... ;> )

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