I knew that this would happen. Sometimes I forget that I've known myself for a long ol' time. You'd think that the years of experience and, hopefully, insight gained during that time would have taught me a thing or two along the way.
Not when it comes to curtains, I guess.
A few weeks back I had this wild idea that if I sewed up some curtains for the baby's room - we would spring into action with the painting and ~ VOILA ~ we'd get the crib put together, set up the closet, choose a rug and...you get the picture. The good news is that the project did inspire movement and I am so proud to report that the room has been beautifully and painstakingly painted by jzboy. (I merely assisted, made lunch/dinner/tea, did most of the other chores in the house, poured beer and played DJ).
I am now struggling with an unsurprising quandary given my history with creative projects. You see, I'm not sure that I like the original curtains anymore.
Darnit. This is where the lapse of insight comes into play.
The paint that we picked out, Peach Organza, is a very nice color. In fact, I LOVE the color. I'm just not sure that it matches anymore. Here is the original curtain with the new paint:
I put the alphabet cards on the ledge b/c they will find their way around the perimeter of the room - at least on two walls. Each card has a water colored picture of a flower starting with the corresponding letter of the alphabet. That is part of the reason why I chose the fabric that I did (Alexander Henry) b/c of the splashy, scribbly, fun floral design.
Here is some other fabric that I purchased for another project (yes, I'm becoming quite a fan of Alexander H). Isn't it cute? I love the vintagey animal print and the green/orange accents. And, yes, I like the way it goes with the new paint.
My concerns are that it doesn't really "go" with the floral card idea, that I'll tire of the animal print and that it will feel too "nursery-ish" after a while and, of course, there's the fact that I've already got a set of curtains ready to roll.
I'm ambivalent. I'm fickle. Even as I write this. I'm thinking that the original might just be ok. But, gosh, I do love those animals. And, I could stop by this other fabric shop Saturday to see what they've got that I didn't see at the first place. This can not go on for the next 12 months. The whole idea was to move forward.
Its silly, I tell you. Just plain silly.