Wow, it's been a busy few weeks around these parts. I don't think that I've sat down at the computer more than once since returning from our vacation. I have been on a decorating/organizing/painting/rearranging/sewing warpath. All this, and looking for an apartment for our youngest daughter (soon to be empty-nesters), packing her things, and working 40-50 hours a week. There are not enough hours in the day. It has really cut into my TV watching time (boo-hoo).
I kind of get in these moods and once I start, I keep going and going. So I thought that I would share a few sneak peeks of some of my current projects.
First, I added a new love seat to our family room. I am trying to simplify and our chairs were just plain worn out. (Great addition to college apartments.) Love it, love it, love it. I'm not the biggest leather fan, but my husband really wanted a leather sofa, so we compromised. I love our current sofa and talked him into just getting replacement cushions for our sofa and adding a love seat. I plan to make new pillows for the love seat and sofa soon.
Next, we had to repaint the wall behind our fireplace. It was originally chocolate with a green undertone to it, but when we placed the new love seat next to the wall it looked like baby poop. So Benjamin Moore's Friar's Brown to the rescue. (The absolute perfect chocolate brown in my opinion). I also rearranged the shelves flanking the fireplace. I think that they look nice, not as busy.
Next, we decided that we liked the color so much that we had to paint one of the kitchen walls the same color (we already have it in the spare bedroom, too). We are repainting the rest of the kitchen also and putting some new tile on the backsplash, but you will have to wait for those pictures).
I've also rearranged at least half our our collected art in the house and completely add new linens to the spare bedroom. The projects are not finished, but are definitely coming along.