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Friday, September 20, 2013

It Pays Off To Be Patient When Decorating A Room!


Coastal- 2nd Floor Hall large sailboat
Can you all relate to loving something, then finding it, and then it not working like you thought it would in your room?

That is just what happened to me this summer when I went on the hunt for a sailboat for my family room.

I had been pinning images of rooms where a sail boat model had been used for quite awhile. I just knew it was going to work in my room.

.Sea fan, coral, model sailboat
I found one, ordered it after careful consideration, and measuring. 

I was so excited the day it arrived.
We put in place, and then the disappointment sat in, it did not work! 

After about 4 days of trying to talk myself into keeping it, I sadly boxed it back, up and sent it back. (You can read about it here, if you like.)

I am not a girl that gives up easily, so I kept the sailboat on my radar, and this week my radar zeroed in on the perfect candidate. 

I am just sure  there were angels singing when my eyes spotted it, there had to be an aura around it glowing beautifully.

Kathysue is one happy lady, and now the proud owner of not one, but two sailboats for her family room. 

That’s right! TWO!!

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An original oil painting of two beautiful sailboats sailing on ocean waves, with seagulls, blue skies, and white puffy clouds!

It fits in beautifully for my Fall/Winter look for my family room.

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The soft gold frame with some silver leafing is the perfect combination with the touches of brass in the room

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I love how it looks with the antique brass wall sconces by Mary Mc Donald.

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It sits proudly above my childhood desk.

This is blogging central for me. I have a perfect view of the outdoors in my backyard, and now I can look up and dream of being at the ocean!

It really does pay off to be patient when it comes to decorating! 




Anonymous said...

Well...Kathysue, we brought our sailboats back from the lake. I could not part with them. I thought where in the world will I use them!! It made sense to have them at the lake where there were real sailboats, but here, 14 miles from the Mississippi, it really doesn't make a lot of sense...however, I had to keep them.
This week as I was fixing up the "lodge" for the home tour, I dragged out the smaller of the two boats. Daughter brought the larger one back and we haven't picked it up yet or it would have been used.

Anyway, it looks pretty good on the back bar, in the "lodge". I also brought back the rusty metal sailboat "artwork" and it is on the wall behind the bar. Is it boat overkill? I don't know. At this point I don't care. It makes J happy...and that is what counts.

Patty Day @Pattys Epiphanies said...

Perfect solution for the sailboat! The pictures could not be better!
ps....looks like we have the same laptop!

vignette design said...

I love oil paintings, especially of sailboats. Yours is wonderful with its gold frame and looks spectacular over the desk. So happy you found the perfect painting! ~Delores

La Vie Quotidienne said...


Babs said...

LOve the oil painting! I looks so nice above your desk.

Marty@A Stroll Thru Life said...

Oh what a lovely painting, Love it. Hugs, Marty

Sarah said...

Good things come to those who are patient! This is the perfect touch for this room. It's always a good plan to hold out for the right piece. '-)

Confessions of a Plate Addict said...

You know I love it, Kathysue...perfect! Hugs...Debbie

Victoria said...

It is beautiful and just perfect for your room.
XO, Victoria

Merlin said...

Fair Winds and Following Seas! franki

La Dolfina said...

Looks wonderful.
A beautiful painting.
So happy you are enjoying your "new room"

debra @ 5th and state said...

oh you so did it, STUNNING! enjoy, while blogging, it is so beautiful

Sharon @ mrshinesclass said...

I absolutely love this painting! I've been wanting one like it for a really long time. Maybe I need to start looking for one again..

Karena said...

Hi Kathysue, perfection! You kept an open mind and look what happened. A beautiful work of art, the sailboats are very inspiring!

Art by Karena

Mary Ann Pickett said...

Just beautiful...love how it brings in the fresh blue. Lots of movement, too...but soothing.

The enchanted home said...

Wonderful additions..both of them. Love sailboat anything!

Melinda said...

Couldn't agree more and it's a very hard lesson to learn, particularly when you renovate and want everything to be perfect asap. I'm still trying to master the art of being patient and taking my time to allow our house to evolve.


I always say wait for the perfect thing and don't just settle! The thrill for me is the hunt and when you are successful you want to shout it to the world....or at least blog about it. Good for you....I love your new additions.