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This spring, as we drove home from the Fairie Festival, Rachel and I talked about how we could make our lives more like how we felt when we were there. We decided that we wanted to rearrange some of the rooms in our house; one of these plans was to make the guest room on the first floor into my library/office and move the guest room upstairs. Rachel has her studio, and before this, we'd said that the Temple Room upstairs was my space, but I never completely got comfortable there. As lovely as it is, it it's a hassle to keep temperate because it's stifling in the summer and unheated in the winter.

We wrote up how we'd do it, complete with graph-paper models of both rooms and a step-by-step moving plans. Last week, we set the plan in motion.


First, we moved everything out of the downstairs guest room. When we moved into the house, we painted the walls yellow, and I wanted a different color. We taped and primed the walls.

Freija is helping.
Painting the old guest room

Painting the old guest room

Painting the old guest room

Painting the old guest room

Painting the old guest room

Painting the old guest room

I chose a beautiful, calm pale blue-purple called "Garden Fairy" to repaint the room. Over the course of Saturday and Sunday, we did two coats of primer, two coats of paint, and moved everything into the room that I wanted there (including two bookcases and all the books from upstairs).

Here's my completed library. I love it so much <3 Many happy words will be read and written here.

My wifey in my new library :3

My altar in my new library

My painting in my new library

Wall art in my new library

A spell icon in my new library

I set up my altar, which used to be in the Temple Room and was pretty neglected, down here.

My altar in my new library

My altar in my new library

My altar in my new library

Date: 2015-08-25 11:57 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] willow-cabin.livejournal.com
It looks cozy and beautiful! :) That's such a pretty wall color! Happy writing! ♥

Date: 2015-08-26 12:52 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] templarwolf.livejournal.com
Looks very nice. Having an office space again would be nice. I tend to get sidetracked by the TV...

Date: 2015-08-26 12:36 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] skittish-derby.livejournal.com
I am so happy for you, it looks wonderful!

Date: 2015-08-26 02:58 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] coastal-spirit.livejournal.com
Daddy and I just LOVE your new space! It's totally beautiful and peace-inducing! ♥

Date: 2015-08-26 05:53 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] fastfeetnella
It looks so lovely and calming!

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