We have officially finished painting the family room. I love the color. My first thought was to duplicate the Lagoon color from the last Sock Yarn Club, but we decided to go with something much more pale and green- something that reminds me of beach glass. I adore it.
Now, I have to consider curtains. We have a couch and chair, but now that the room is a different color, the couch just looks like ash tray sand next to the walls, instead of the loden green it once did. And I agree with several of the comments from last week's post- that you wouldn't put drapes on the windows. We get very little traffic on the road in front of our house (cars and buggies), and we have been without any window coverings for the past year and a half, so I know I could do without. But I think I'm going to go with some gauzy, white, floor length sheers on the window. The only thing giving me pause is the kind of hardware that should be used. There are odd angles between all the windows and I don't think that normal rods with finnials would fit there. There just isn't enough room between windows. Anyone have any creative ideas for this? Or ideas on where to find a nice array of window hardware?
Lest you think that I haven't moved the furniture back into the pictured part of the room... there is no furniture there. Most of the room is empty, as we have only a couch, chair and James' little kitchen in the back part of the room. I'm thinking a piano would look fabulous in this area surrounded by windows. I grew up taking piano lessons, and when Joe and I moved in together I sold my piano to pay the bills. I'll have to scour Craig's List for the next few years to find a cheap one b/c it would be really nice to have that hobby in my life again. I would like James to take lessons too, should he want to. What age did you start your kids (or did you start) piano lessons? I think I started when I was 6, but I know I've seen younger kids playing well. Did you "force" them to practice? I remember having to practive every day, and I think I had to be sternly encouraged to actually do so.