Sunday, December 17, 2006

Final Result!

Whole Living Room
Originally uploaded by egret's nest.
We are pleased with it. The yellow is muted and warm and glows. It could be more even but perhaps the mottling is part of its charm (she said, hopefully). As always, I see all the flaws but most people won't notice them. We decided against putting the black leather recliner back in the room. It was done and it served it's purpose.

When I was pregnant with Gage, my father's father died. My father's mother died when I was pregnant with Ruthie. Thus, I inherited a little money. We used it to buy a huge black leather recliner. I sat and rocked young Ruthie (my kids are 18 months apart) through many a sleepless night and then continued on with Gage in the same way. The chair had heat and massage which was blissful when I stayed in it all night by choice towards the end of my pregnancy. And, of course, it worked beautifully for nursing babies as well.

By the end, the massage and heat no longer worked. The seat cushion had a tear in it and we found we weren't choosing to sit in it anymore as it just wasn't comfortable! So, when we took it out for the carpet cleaning, we decided it didn't need to return.

In a perfect world, we would get a big wrap-around leather sofa with room for the entire family. We often all pile on the couch at night to watch TV, curled up under blankies, and cuddled together. A little more room would be NICE. But, it isn't a perfect world so another black leather chair may in our future. We'll have to see what turns up.


LauraHinNJ said...

I think the color looks great and I love it with the black and red wall hanging behind your (now gone) sofa!

Liza Lee Miller said...

No, the sofa is still there -- it was the black recliner that is now gone!

I love that wall hanging too. It is a Navajo rug purchased from the 1920's. My husband's grandfather bought it in the early 1960's when he was helping to found the city of Lake Havasu, Arizona. They used it in the room where they were wining and dining potential investors. It was actually on the floor as a rug! We've had it since early in our relationship and I just love it.

Fun fact about it . . . my daughter -- when fussy as an infant -- almost always calmed down when we'd go stand by the rug. :)

LauraHinNJ said...

That's what I get for reading so closely! Sorry.

Neat rug story - it's very beautiful and all the colors go nice with the new paint.

Can't imagine what it would cost to buy something like that - although there is a site that I visit online that sells that type of thing (somewhat) reasonably.

Susan Gets Native said...

I think that every woman who is carrying a child should get one of those chairs for FREE.

LOVE THE WALLS! Great job!

Liza Lee Miller said...

Thanks, I agree, Susan! We don't give pregnant women enough help, credit, or support in this country! A free chair seems the least we can do! :)