Sunday, August 31, 2014

Coming Along Nicely

Now that I have gone back to school, home improvement projects are slowing down.  We aren't home very much on the weekends, so I don't have as much time as before. On top of that, we have several weekend trips planned over the course of the next two months. I probably won't get to work on the room again for at least several weeks.

However, I did want you to see what I have accomplished thus far.   Last weekend, we were able to get the walls painted just before the second hand day bed I bought was delivered. Yesterday, I put some finials on the day bed t and covered the mattresses with fitted sheets to match a quilt that we once used on my daughter's bed. I found a pretty box at Hobby Lobby (50% off!) that I placed on the dressing table to hold my makeup. It looks very nice with the mirror that hangs above.

I'll post pictures of the dressing tables after I get the sconces hung up. Then you can get the whole effect. 

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Another completed project

Just a quick post to show what I finally got to finish this evening. I have waiting for what seems to be FOREVER for a rain free weekend!

This table had been upstairs in the hallway. Poor thing had been totally beaten up by the kids. So, I decided to give it a good coat of paint and move it downstairs where it would be safe from abuse!
The wall where I had this painting just didn't do it justice. So, I moved it to the larger wall just inside the front door.
I added a couple of baskets and a couple of painted items from the thrift store
and VOILA! here is the final project....

What do you think?

Sunday, August 17, 2014


Finally, I got through everything in that back room...I went through it piece by piece. Every last inch of that nasty room! (Here's a reminder.)

I sold some items online, donated a few and then had a yard sale to take care of the rest. I priced things to get rid of them. I didn't make a lot of money, but that wasn't the point. The point was to get it out of the house!

I have to admit that the yard sale was fun. It has done nothing but rain here for days and days. Saturday was the first really nice day we have had in awhile. All the neighbors were out which allowed us all time to chat and get to know each other a bit. Other families had planned yard sales over the past couple of weeks that had to be rescheduled because of weather, so it turned out that we had several families holding sales. That helped to draw people into the neighborhood. 

Anyway, back to my point. I have the room totally cleaned out now. I even had the ceiling repaired and repainted. I painted our old dining room table and have created a little dressing table for myself. All that is left to do is paint the room (which I plan to do Labor Day weekend) and bring in the new day bed.

Here is a picture of the table just after I got it upstairs. You really can't see, but it is a two toned cream color. I like how it turned out. The top is a winter white. The legs are ivory. Just enough of a difference in color to make it interesting.
Purging and creating a nice little space for myself is something that I really needed to do. I am very glad that I did all that work over the summer. I promise to post pics as it gets finished up.