Saturday, July 17, 2010

Decorating Hangover

I woke up this morning wanting a plate of greasy fries and feeling like I had been hit by a Mack truck.

I've been going 200% since we moved into this house getting things painted, decorated, unpacked, purchased at various home improvement stores and generally organized. All my friends have been asking me where I was getting the energy from since I have two small kids to boot, but I wasn't questioning it's origin, I was just going with it.

Newsflash. The decorating energy has left the building. I've been staying up too late, working too hard, and today for the first time I really felt it. My exhaustion combined with what might be Camden's teething (yes he's only 2 1/2 months old) led me to succumb to a day of doing ab-so-lute-ly nothing in our house.

I felt semi guilty about it until TG reminded me that I've completed numerous projects in less than a month's time. Then I let him get me a Mcd's mocha frappe and take Riley while I took a nap with Camden.

Besides custom painting 5 rooms in our house here's a peek at some of the other projects I've done.

Refinishing our "new" dining room set

We've been on the hunt for a second hand table and chairs that will work in our small dining space. I have a gorgeous set that I purchased when we were first married that sadly just won't fit here. This was the perfect opportunity for me to customize something. So far I've sanded, primed, painted, glazed, glossed and reupholstered seat cushions. Only two of the chairs are done and the table, it's legs and the other two chairs are in between stages.

Window mistreatments for the kitchen

Using this gorgeous home decor fabric from Joann's that was 50% off and a little piece of magic called stitch witchery I made these awesome drapes for our kitchen with some scissors and an iron. Completely no sew.

DIY Roman Shades

There are no words for how happy this little shade made me. It took me two tries (mostly because I chose the wrong type of fabric for the first go round), but with a little patience and persistence I ended up with a one of a kind window treatment.

My bestie told me the other day that it was like my inner Martha Stewart had been unleashed and she's right. I LOVE this stuff! I have so many ideas floating around in my head, but even Martha needs a break every now and then.


  1. OOHHHH it looks great! I'm so very impressed with your craftiness! I just don't have it in me! Not even 1 lose hair! But...I can take good pictures! Miss you friend...

  2. Linds! Everything looks wonderful! I can't wait to see more pics of your decorated house. And girl, don't forget to take a break for you every once and a while. The house is yours and it will still be there in the morning. :) Though, I can say that I do the same thing.

  3. WOW! Your inner Martha has been unleashed indeed! I didn't know you were so talented and crafty! I can't wait to see what you will create with a sewing machine!


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