Sure, some women dream of fancy homes, or jewelry, or fabulous shoes. (OK, I have been known to lust after fabulous shoes myself...) but, really, for me it's all about the details. The things you might not have noticed, until they are improved upon, and are now a focal point in a room.
Aah, such is the case of my newly installed, freshly painted, oh, so charming French door from the kitchen to the laundry room. It is a thing of beauty and a joy to behold, for me anyway. Previously, there was a circa 1966 flat panel interior door, complete with a little kitty door at the bottom. One can only surmise that the homeowner before me had a kitty and kept the kitty litter box in the laundry area.
I have waited and saved and finally got the door hung a week and a half ago (by Jed, the oh so incredible handyman) and then I painted it up and hung my sweet lace curtain. You see, the laundry room has a wonderfully large window above the washer and dryer and now the light can stream in to the kitchen, with the door closed, so everyone doesn't have to admire my very old (oh, let's call 'em vintage, shall we?) washer and dryer.
I also placed a darling lamp with a toile shade (it has been waiting a year, out in the garage for this very moment!) on top of the dryer...and soon, very soon, I'll be sharing pictures of the laundry room itself. (You see, I have further big-but-cheap plans for this little gem of a room, but it will have to wait until after the big wedding!)
*Sigh* For now, I am so happy and content, just to peek into the kitchen and look at the wonderfully cozy lil' door in my little jewel of a cottage.