First of all, thanks for all your comments and emails from Wednesday’s post. I feel so blessed to have a roof over my head. It has been a crazy couple of days here in my hometown, but we are starting to put it all back together. Tourist season starts in a couple of weeks and they are moving and bustling to get the town ready whether it be fixing the damage or finding temporary locations to do business. Most importantly, its been fun to see our little community help the people whose homes were severely damaged. Friends and community members opened their homes, and hotels opened their rooms. For the most part, power is restored. I went back to work and the internet is faster than 20 minutes to upload a picture. (It took me FOREVER to load those pictures on Wednesday)
My best friend Ashley and her family were without power so we got to have her family over for some pizza. Hanging out with friends was fun too!
Okay, onto normal posting. I have been slowly rehabbing my living room. I got side tracked by a few projects like my bicycles but I am committed to finishing this room out. I have done a few projects before this year like building a bench and finding furniture, but the action didn’t start happening until I finally convinced The hubs that our fireplace need to be painted white. (I didn’t have to twist his arm. I was just patient and he saw my vision) The the DIY just unfolded:
- I built the bookshelves flanking my fireplace
- Fixed the t.v. cord situation
- Made my chalk board quote wall (which btw, I am looking for a new quote or verse for March so if you have any good ones let me know)
- Scored this rug at Lowes
- sewed new curtains
- added a living room picture gallery
- covered my existing shelves with fabric
- Finally, recovering this free chair
I am close to finishing this room but there are a few odds and ends such as:
- New coffee table (I have the Ikea Lack coffee table that cost me $19.00. It serves its purpose well but its a little out of proportion.
- Jazz up my side table
- New lamp for side table
- New shade for lamp
- Maybe jazz up the existing shades in my living room.
- Sew some more pillows
- Hang something over the mantle (not sure what but I am thinking of DIYing this)
- Add a little more artwork
- Find a side table for my chair
- Spice up the back of my roman shades. Why? Well, I lined them myself and while it doesn’t look bad, it looks like any liner, I have decided that I don’t like the look from the front of my house. We are going to be working on curb appeal this spring so this project is not really for my living room but for curb appeal.
Hows that for a list? Come back on Monday and I will show you how I turned my plain jane Lack coffee table from this:
This picture isn’t the finished product. I have to add a base.
See ya monday,
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