I've been missing in action for a while....I've been checking out new blogs and TRYING to trim my time on the computer. Even though it's full of inspiration...it does no good if all my time is spent looking and not doing. Some of you even emailed me to ask if I was OK...(you know who you are!) That is so incredibly nice. To know people out there wonder whats up...if things are good.....and yes they are!
One of the first new blogs I came across was From House to Home......this blog post made me frantic to change my living room into this....
within a week we had the top portion painted (including ceiling) and the bottom portion is well underway. Since I first saw this...I've seen a few other bloggers out there doing the same thing....is this a new trend? Or is it serendipity? Does that ever happen? You see something so unique, one of a kind...you run with it and then it starts popping up in different places? That's ok......I'm STILL excited about the transformation and I give all the credit to From House to Home!
Did you know that you can't return custom colored paint? WHO KNEW? (duh!) but I stomped my feet a little at Home Depot and they exchanged it. The color I had picked was a nice beachy tan...or so I thought. We got it on the wall and it looked PINK. This color is more of a taupe...I'm trying to stick with neutrals now....just easier on the eye.
So after this project was put on hold until the rest of the supplies are bought....I decided I was sick of my bedroom....I never give it any decorating attention, in fact it becomes a drop all for everything. Our room is TINY so I wanted to declutter and move things around.
I went shopping in my own house...and dragged the old door in here. (You can see the unfinished hall to the right)
I decided I'd finally use my Grandmothers embroidered pillowcases that look like they've NEVER been used....and I found the bedspread in a box I brought back from my moms. It's not a king, but it covers most of the bed..and my spread hangs underneath. Now I think of my mom and Grandma when i walk in and see how bright it all is!
I did all re-arranging Friday Night...after I'd worked a ten hour day...I just couldn't stand it one more day! My husband finally came looking for me while I was in mid swing...bed sitting sideways etc...and asked me what on earth I was doing! I told him "re decorating using what I have" and he said "Is that like Design on a Dime?" he's forced to watch too much HGTV with me! This is more like design on a penny....because I just shopped my basement to bring things in here.
I found this old wood ironing board in my basement.... I bought it years ago for $5.00 and never knew how to use it.
my daughter and i found these old books to use as lamp stackers. The bible has someones name and date...1895.
These plates will go on the wall behind my headboard. I fell in LOVE when I saw it on The Nesters blog....so I'm copying her. And speaking of the Nester...remember my scrappy garlands? I was all worried because I thought they were all my great idea until I saw them on the The Nesters blog...I emailed her and told her I obviously got the idea from her but didn't remember and I told her I would not sell them anymore...she wrote me back immediately and said POOEY! MAKE THEM! ENJOY THEM! EVERYONE HAS THEIR OWN VERSION! Wasn't that sweet? AND The NESTER goes shopping all the time in her house...so she's always changing things up!
So after all these pictures were taken today..and I did a few projects...I decided I needed TO PAINT THE WALL behind my bed where the plates would go....only problem was..it was 5pm and I was not presentable to go out in public to buy paint. I shopped in my basement again..started mixing a bunch of paint and came up with a nice toasty tan. So it's now painted and ready for plates....hopefully I'll get pictures this week after the plates are hung.
One last project.....I got two of these at the thrift store for half off.
I think the others shoppers felt a little sorry for me. They made comments like..."how interesting!" as I poked my way through the isles with these things hitting anything and everyone. I finally got them primed and painted today.
Sorry about the glare from the candles on the right....I decided I didn't like the look of that one with candles so it became this....
Thanks so much again for reading my silly thoughts and hair brained ideas...and for checking on me when I'm MIA!
Have a terrific week!