The entryway, before:
The clocks show west coast time and Brasilia time. So certain people will stop waking up their nana.
The living room before:
|Chess corner underneath the lovely folk art whale my old man picked |
up in an antique shop for me one Valentine's Day.
These pics would have looked much better with lovely lighting, but the electricity isn't working in parts of the house today. See how blasé I am about that? I'm totally becoming assimilated to living in Brazil. And yes, I have slipcovers on the couches, but I had no choice about that, as I'm sure anyone would agree. And yes, they're also white. But cotton and washable (I hope?). I had both red and white slipcovers that I'd gotten when we were in Virginia in anticipation of receiving ugly state department couches, but only one of the red slipcovers made it to Brazil. I put it in the TV room.
The bedrooms are pretty boring, and I only have a before shot of the girls room, so here it is. It seems to have developed some sort of pink and green fungus on the wall.
|Not too easy on the eyes, is it?|
I'd love to show you a before and after of the kitchen, but it would sadly look the same. And finally, the dining room.
Of all the state department furniture we received, There were two things that I thought were really heinous. This china cabinet is one, which is mirrored and lights up:
The other uber-heinous items that we just sent back to the warehouse were these pineapple lamps. Nothing I can say about them that the picture doesn't already say.