Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Happiness is a Whole Bunch of Fish

Before I get into this post, I wanted to answer a couple questions from the previous one. The sewing table is called the Arrow Olivia Sewing Cabinet and I purchased mine at Ready to Sew Bernina in Cedar Park (Texas, that is).

"It'll make me so happy." That's what my husband said when he proposed the idea of adding a second one. I had to laugh, but I wasn't so sure. I did finally agree to it but with two caveats. I've gotta give the guy credit. He definitely fulfilled his side of the bargain.
He did this:



So, now we have this:



The "this" I'm referring to is the aquarium.
A few weeks back, my husband made a heartfelt plea for a second fish tank. We currently have a 55-gallon tank stocked with what look to me like happy, little fish. But, he really wanted another one, so I said that if he could figure out what to do with the books and bookshelf that a 6-foot aquarium would likely displace and paint the room, then I would make room in my home and heart for more fish.
I mostly wanted to paint the room because I felt like it was a natural part of the remodel process. Now that I've actually had to help him move the tank into the house, I realize that it was a now or never situation. That tank is the heaviest thing I've ever had to help move and that's without any water. If we hadn't painted now, we never would because you just don't move that puppy around.
Naturally, new wall color necessitates the creation of a few new things.



So far just one new thing, but I'm working on at least one other pillow.



This one features some of my hand dyed fabrics including two twinkle circles and a few commercial prints.



I backed it with a simple, graphic fabric in shades of gray and bound the whole thing with some hand dyed linen in yellow.
My couch is gray, my wall are now yellow. Now I'm so happy!

16 comments:

~Michelle~ said...

that's a lot of fish! I was happy when we finally got our 10 gal tank set back up over the New Year, lol :)

fancypants said...

I wouldn't want to move around a huge tank like that either! I love the yellow, it is a very happy color! And LOVE the pillow, I want one just like it!

SummersDesigns said...

I love the pillow and the room color. I love bright and cheery rooms. My husband has two tanks also, I wish I would have thought to have him paint first too! ♥

Karen Simpson said...

Love the pillows. Funniest thing...my husband and i were just talking about how nice it would be to have fish but we decided one has to actually be home all of the time to feed them, etc...no wandering around the country enjoying the sights. Soooo we will just have to enjoy the fish tank at the Vet's office.

Cheryl Arkison said...

I hope you'll share with us the filled tank!
Lovely pillow.

Nancy said...

I am glad I have cats, I can paint whenever the mode strikes me. I LOVE the new pillow!

The Cupcake Goddess said...

I love the pillow and that fabulous yellow. Picked a great color you did. Totally worth it for the aquarium. I'm sure the fish will thank you too!

RobertsonAt604 said...

thats sweet. salt water fish are the best. they're so cool! i recommend them. your pillows remind me of 2010/1970 which i think is awesome.

A Little Diddy said...

Which came first the pillow or the color on the walls? In either case very nice!

Emily said...

Color is such a happy thing! Looks great!

jacquie said...

i love to be in a house that has color on the walls! love the pillow too. do happen to know what the gray print is on the back. i'm collecting gray prints and that's a nice one.

Lauri said...

I never knew there was such a thing as a 6 foot aquarium! I bet it will be gorgeous when it's filled, and I would think very calming, also.

And a "Woot!" for yellow walls...ours are yellow as well.

Miaou said...

Those are lovely colours! They work so well together. Can't wait to see the fish tank when it's full!

prashant said...

it is a very happy color! And LOVE the pillow, I want one just like it!

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Enemenemeins said...

What you are doing ist really art! Wow!

shipra said...

it is a very happy color! And LOVE the pillow, I want one just like it!
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