While we might not ever finish our Dutch colonial (sad!),
the good news is that when it comes to our canned ham,
we can now see the light at the end of the tunnel!
Sure, that exterior might look all vintage, retro + groovy,
but I worried that the plain Jane interior was more than a little blah.
I mulled over several options, like wallpaper,
but that seemed like such a huge project!
Besides, G.O. wasn’t having it.
We still needed some pattern in there, so I kept hunting.
Finally, after an exhaustive search,
I decided to order these arrow decals from etsy seller Danadecals:
Yay! — right?
The seller describes them as “arrows with a modern twist”,
+ I thought they would go with my proposed industrial/camp style.
Soon enough (but not before they arrived in our mailbox — oops),
I finally shared all of this happiness with G.O.
Frankly I’m drawing a blank re: what happened next,
but in a few days we decided to try + apply those arrow decals.
We timidly started with a wee small section above the bed.
I think we both shouted “omigosh!” in our heads.
We really loved the way the arrows transformed our ham,
even though, initially, they were a tad difficult to apply.
Maybe not quite as difficult as those press-on tiles in our kitchen:
I’m pretty sure that those scribbles mean G.O. was hating that project.
But back to the arrows.
We persisted, + since practice usually makes perfect in
our G.O.’s world —
within hours, he was putting them up all by himself.
Let’s have another look-see, shall we?
Pretty exciting, no? — + how awesome is that buffalo check blanket?
It’s Martha Stewart, + I ordered it from Macy’s (no longer available).
Now, at long last, our wacky red refrigerator makes perfect sense!
I love it when a plan finally comes together!
But wait. There’s more!
I’ll force myself to wait until tomorrow to share, though.