So. The dining room. I’ve done a lot of work in here, you guys. It’s ongoing. And it gets closer and closer to something I love until I try to take a picture. And then I hate it. The thing is, when I’m walking around, I can ignore the things I don’t like and focus on the good, but when I take a picture …
… that giant, dark, wooden built-in MOCKS ME. It needs to be painted! It needs it so bad. I throw an internal tantrum every time I look at it. There are actually some really lovely details in the built-in, but you’d never know, because it’s so dark that the light just gets sucked up inside like a black hole, ruining my bright and colorful dining room. Ruining everything. Along with all of the other trim in the apartment.
And there’s really nothing I can do about it. It’s just going to be wood. I think maybe I should repaint this room entirely, but that won’t change the fact that it’s flanked on both ends by darkness (there are more built-ins leading to the living room). I also really want to get rid of the stenciling on that wall there, but Keith has grown very attached to it. Ugggh.
It’s got to be the walls, right? ‘Cause the wood doesn’t bother me nearly as much in the any of the other rooms.
No, it’s the built-in. I hate it and it should be painted. End of story. And I’m stuck with it.
At least I have something to talk about in therapy tomorrow.
UPDATE: Dudes, I have found the solution and it’s AMAZING. I’ll show you the Photoshop mock-up tomorrow. I’mma so excited!