This post is alternately titled: How Ikea Contributes to Divorce OR
The Magic of Photography in Making Things Look Way More Awesome Than They Ever Were
Don’t be alarmed, Eric and I are doing fine! But I’ll talk about Ikea and how it leads to divorce later.
To start this post I’d like to share some pictures from 2010 of our home shortly after we refinished the floors and I thought I could refinish vintage furniture to be awesome. These pictures were taken by THE FABULOUS Diana Palmer of Yan Photography.
I got the table and the chairs off of Craigslist when we were first married in 2008. I thought yellow was a good idea, but I used the wrong paint. So it was impossible to eat off of. The table is now totally ruined and in the shed. I recovered the cushions on the chairs, but they were SO OLD to start with that now they are FILTHY with gunk in every corner, the staples I used to recover the seats tear your clothing (I’m serious) and the joints are super rickety. They are more of a cream than their original white. Haha. The rainbow organized bookcase was a BATTLE with Eric but remains to this day!
That couch is now grey and those legs broke. To see what this room looked like post-Gigi pre taking over our basement…go here. We bought a new cover about 2 months after these pictures, but it’s now covered in stains, and the sidearms are broken …the rug was demolished and too dirty to keep past a year. The gold lamp was a wedding gift we didn’t register for…we still have it, and I made that skirt! Haha. If I could fit into it I’d give myself an award. Unrelated but worth mentioning.
For the full journey READ ON!