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A Vignette

A Vignette

I’m still in finals. This semester has dragged on for six LOOOONG months because Princeton has a weird fall finals schedule.

So I haven’t gotten to finish many of the projects that I want to finish. Therefore, my fans (can I call you fans?) will have to be contented with these pictures from a vignette in my apartment that I did a while ago. I’m a little tired right now so I may not be as witty as usual (can I call myself witty?).

I made the shelf at my parents place a few months ago. I only gave it a light coat of spray paint so that the wood grain would shine through. This isn’t my most exciting or interesting project, but it’s pretty, I think. And the shelf is a nice place to display pretty things, like the yellow picture frame that I got at a yard sale for $2 (and spray painted), plus the pretty thrift glass store bottles.

Making this shelf at my parents was so simple. They were in the middle of a house flipping, so the scrap wood was already there. The saw was set up so that I (or maybe my father) could cut the pieces quickly and easily. The nail gun was there and air compressor already at full pressure. There was wood glue readily available. Everything at hand.

When I do projects, it’s never this simple. Since I don’t have a full assortment of power tools, cutting things is difficult. I cannot leave my sander out and plugged in, and I don’t have piles of scrap wood around. I don’t even have a garage. Just a porch that I cannot do things on in the winter, because it’s too cold. I don’t know where I am going with this… just a comparison I guess.

I will probably change the color in the future. I’m still figuring out my design style. I initially thought it was bright and bold, but as I decorate my first grown-up apartment more and more, the more I am realizing that I have more to realize about what my design style actually is.

That’s enough blogland-introspection for one post, don’t you think? I’m tired. I should go to bed. Or something.

Introspectively yours,

Rachel

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4 responses »

  1. Those colors make me want to shout “Go bears!”

    You have so many projects and all of them are impressive.

    To your questions:
    This post was definitely not as witty as usual, but a hint of your enormous wit is still there; it shines in most of your posts.
    Fans, yes… readers just doesn’t sound right, maybe because the images say a lot. I’m a fan!

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  2. The empty picture frame!!!!

    Reply

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