I thought I'd fill you guys in on what I've been up to lately. I admitted last night that I've slacked on my blogging the past couple of weeks. But, I've most definitely been busy with all sorts of things...shopping, thrifting, going to estate sales, painting, crafting and more shopping.
With the holiday season in full swing, I've had to pick my projects carefully, in order not to disrupt the wallet too much. I've had to put extra dollars aside for presents and less on home decor - major sad face.
My love for interior design, DIYing and turning this drab little town house into fabulousity has grown so much that I asked Rob to get me a sewing machine and have my office chair reupholstered for x-mas. Requests for jewelry, clothes and shoes are in the past. I'm all about decorating and DIYing these days - it makes me so damn gitty and excited.
Now, I'll share with you some of the things that have caught me eye lately, as well as show some sneak peeks of what's been keeping me go, go, going.
|I'm in the market for a sewing machine but I must hold off buying one for now because I need lots of help. For one, I have no idea what to look for in a sewing machine, what brands are crappy vs. good quality, or even what's best for a beginner. This machine was $298 at Michael's craft store - a bit pricy for a beginner. |
Do you have advice on what a newby should look for in a sewing machine? I know nothing.
I started the first steps to reupholster this ottoman. I've been reading lots of tutorials on how to do this. This ottoman is several years old and to be honest I'm just so over the fabric. It's time for a change.
I bought four of these chairs for $38. My original plan was to use them for our dinette table in the kitchen. Then, I made up my mind to put two in our office. The yellow looks so good with the green colored walls. I'm planning to sell the other two. I'm working on sprucing these lovely ladies up. Check back soon to see!
We have a mantel above our fire place and when I spotted these stocking hooks at my favorite thrift store I knew they were perfect for the top. I've since spruced them up and will share pictures of our simple, fun and just-our-style mantle within a couple days.
Now this stuff...I've wanted to paint with this for over a year. And after months of trying to decide if I should paint our office, bedroom, or kitchen, I've finally made up my mind and painted away!!! Stay tuned for several Chalkboard paint projects coming your way!
And believe it or not, I still have a couple other things in the works as well. But I'll save those for another cold, wintery night. I hope I enticed you, you creative junky you, and I hope you check back soon to see all of these finished projects. Woo to the hoo! Until next time.
Have a fantastic night. Good night.