Week Twelve: Dreams Meet Reality

It's reached that stage where we discover that all those decisions - big and small - that we thought were going to bring our dreams to fruition have at times fallen short in reality.

Like the wall colour and the ceiling beams ...

When I first saw the paint on the walls I wanted to cry ... or scream. It looked so lemon and lemon is not a colour I would choose to live with. It was meant to be neutral and retiring. The painter had even assured me that it was a great choice as it would be neutral and anything would go with it. Hmmm. I wonder if another coat is going to make any difference?

Then there's the size of the room. We've been hoping that once the kitchen goes in and our furniture that it will look bigger than it does at present. If it doesn't, we're going to have to resort to opening the French doors and using our deck:

Which by the way, has proved to be a good decision. Today was Father's Day and even though the deck is not completed, we got a lot of use out of it. I even heard several comments to the effect that it was a good space.

However it does appear that with all our planning we failed to include one vital piece of equipment.

A see-saw.

Never mind. One was easily erected. Perhaps we'll remember that for next time. If there ever is a next time.


winterwren said…
Oh, Jules, I love your wall color and ceiling beams! I know that you are the one who has to live with them and it is doubtless small consolation that someone halfway across the world adores them, but I do! And maybe it is just the photo or my computer monitor, but the shade does not look lemony to me.

The porch is lovely, too, but loveliest of all are your granddaughters. Those teeter-totter shots are sure cute.
SchnauzerMom said…
It doesn't look very lemony to me either. Looks very nice.
Jen said…
Jules, it is looking so nice! I LOVE the exposed beams. That is so beautiful! And the color as well! I bet you are going to love that porch. I always wanted one with a swing :). Your granddaughters are getting so big! They sure are adorable :).

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