The Vibrant After:
I learned a valuable lesson about priming, which is to do it, which I didn't this time. But I'm so pleased with how everything looks. Even though it could stand to be touched up near the ceiling just a bit more. Maybe no one will notice.
I didn't plan to move EVERYTHING in the room around, but I just about did. Surprisingly, the stereo & record cabinet was the heaviest of all to move, even with all the stuff taken out of it. I like a mix of antiques and modern furniture, as you can see. I have to stop myself from completely re-organizing everything as I go along. I'm just making it neat and clean for now.
I went buck wild at an estate sale a week ago and bought a bunch of milk glass & other goodies. That was after I'd already been to another estate sale where everything was free on the upper floor. I filled a small box with trinkets, like an adorable min vase with a flapper girl standing next to it. So what if she only has one arm? That's what fimo is for.
I started to watch Andrei Tarkovsky's film Solaris today. It's so intense, and I've barely begun watching it! It's making me want to watch Stalker again, by the same director.
I also watched a short but powerful documentary about Dolores Hart, who left Hollywood as a young woman in the early 1960s to become a Benedictine nun in a cloistered monastery. She played St. Clare in the Frances of Assisi movie, who also became a nun and founded the Poor Clares.