As I mentioned, one of the projects I'm working on is trying to change up the living room a little. The old wall cabinet you see on the left is likely to be painted, I just haven't fully decided on the color yet. Red? Brown? Green? On the living room windows are the curtains I moved from the dining room. I'm trying to incorporate that gorgeous red in them into the room.
This is the other side of the room. (I can't believe I'm showing it in this state.) It's a verrrrry small room, so the furniture arrangement is pretty much impossible to change. I've already taken everything off the walls and everything out of there except the furniture so that I can start from scratch with new ideas.
I'm also trying to finish up sewing today for Jack's room and Amelia's room. I hit a major mental block with Amelia's window treatments, but now I'm getting excited again! This is one of my inspiration pics. I found it in a magazine and took a picture of it with my phone. (I'm sure everyone else in the waiting room who saw me taking pictures of magazine pages thought I had gone over the deep end. Haha!) This looks really similar to the treatments in the nursery.
This is part of my inspiration for Jack Jack's nursery...a vintage block and Daddy's old baseballs. I injecting some green in the room along with the existing blue and white, and I'm using the red from the baseball stitches as a tiny accent color.
The other day, I stopped into Goodwill. I got an armful of goodies, with the most I paid for a single item being $5. Yea!
The bateau-shaped basket is getting painted and going into the master bath next to the shower with towels in it. The flat round basket will also get painted, and I'll probably use it for serving food maybe (?) like breads when we have company. I got another basket but forgot to take its picture.
I got a mess of cookbooks and a couple Martha books and a Victoria book. I could read cookbooks all the live long day, from recipe to recipe and cover to cover. Do y'all do that? I already have one of these books, but I thought it would be great for a Christmas gift or even a wedding shower gift in a basket full of some other goodies.
I found some more apothecary jars for one of the bathrooms. I think the little squadgy one would look nice with a candle in it, but I've never done that. Maybe I'll get adventurous and try it.
I thought the cathedral-like pattern on this piece was pretty, but I don't know what this is supposed to be used for or what I'm going to use it for. Hmmm...
I was soooo excited about this glass ice bucket! It came with the hammered metal claw-foot tongs. I love how chunky and heavy it is.
So, I have my hand in all these projects. I'm trying to work on them in between calls to poison control and warding off a case of mastitis.