Decorating is probably my biggest passion, besides my family and friends.I have always loved to pour over decorating magazines and books and now blogs!It’s like I live in a dream world of paint, chairs, rugs, and lamps.I dream about this headboard in my bedroom or that light fixture in my kitchen.I would have the most awesome house! – IF I could only afford it.Decorating can be very expensive!And if you’re like me you live on a budget with not much left over for expensive furniture, etc.But you can decorate your home even if you don’t have a lot of disposable income.You just gotta do it yourself.I’ve been DIYing some things for years, but it’s just been recently that I have had the confidence in myself to tackle some real decorating.
I have always known what I liked – even if it didn’t go along with what was popular in decorating – but I kind of didn’t have the nerve to just be myself and do what I really liked.So I basically did almost nothing.I would hang a few pictures, sit out a few things, but I have always played it safe.I figured if I couldn’t hang with the real decorators then I better stay out of it all together.I didn’t want people to think “what the heck was she thinking” so I played it safe.Know what?That's dumb!
Not anymore – I’m going all out and it’s going to be exciting!I have some great ideas for the house that I can’t wait to try!Another blogger made a list of the things she wanted to do and posted it in her blog.Then, as she accomplished each task, she marks through them so you can see the progression.Great idea that I might have to steal (if I can figure out how to do the links, etc., to each project.)
We have already finished several projects at the house (Painted the foyer; painted office, moved furniture in; painted Robbie’s room; painted mantle; couple of furniture paint projects) and Ken is nearly done with a major renovation of the basement.I’m going to post pictures of those projects soon, but I am very excited about my next little project!I found four dining room chairs on craigslist for $40!They stunk like crazy so as soon as I got them home I pulled the seats off and threw them away. I'm going to paint them and reupholster the seats. I can't wait to show you how they turn out.This will definitely be a weekend project so it’ll be a few days :D
Just showing off my little craft project from last week - for each one I found three pumpkins - small, medium and large - and just hot-glued them together! Then I glued some dried spanish moss where they join and it all looks adorable! Don't you just love my one-eared bunny? I still feel like I need something else - probably a wreath on the door...
Today Robbie and I are going to Lilburn Daze - a small community craft fair with food, music, and lots of cool things to look at (will definitely be looking for that wreath!). After I promised him we'd go to Game Stop (to get a present for a friend's birthday party) and then to New Generation Skate Shop (because he loves everything to do with skateboarding).
Oh I do love summer with it's endless sunshine and going to the beach and hanging out at the neighborhood pool with all my friends. It seems like that's when we see the most of each other. I'm always sad when the pool closes because I know summer is over. It just seems like summer is that time for no commitments, being lazy in the heat, and riding in boats and drinking beer.
Winter on the other hand is so not fun to me. I do not like being cold and wearing all the clothes and coats and scarfs! It gets dark so early and you feel like you don't have a day (when you work 8 hours at a job like I do). You get home and it's dark so you have dinner, clean up and BAM! it's time for bed! The only good thing about winter is Christmas and New Years - yay for them!!!
Good thing there is fall to ease us into the coldness of winter. Fall is my third favorite season behind spring (spring lets you know that summer is almost here!). All the pumpkins and cinnamon and sweaters and jeans - not to mention the best part of fall - FOOTBALL!!
So today we'll go to our local little downtown area for their Second Annual Rockin' Rib Fest - can't wait. The neighborhood gang will all be there for good eats and a good Led Zeppelin cover band.