Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Living Room Pics

I've got the living room mostly finished now. I've got several shelves on the wall behind the couch that still need some accessories on them. But I've got the fireplace wall and loveseat wall done so I decided to go ahead and post pics of them. I'm bringing up my Christmas decorations when I go home for Thanksgiving so I wanted to get as much of the living room designed as I could before I take it all down and put up my Christmas ornaments. Since I didn't get to decorate for Christmas last year because I was moving into the Mitchell St. house, I'm so excited to see all of my glittery, sparkely decorations this year!

Woman on a Mission

I've finally retrieved all of my boxes of stuff from my parents house. They have taken up new residence in my spare bedroom. The only problem is that my sister is coming up Saturday and Sunday and this is her room. So my goal the past 2 days has been to completely get everything unpacked. As you can see, I had my work cut out for me!

Luckily I've got about 2/3 of it done. So my goal today is to finish it all up so she can have a place to sleep!

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Black and Brown Bedroom & Pillow Project

The first room I'm almost completely done with is my bedroom. Finding a decorating scheme for this room was a challenge! I had chosen to have an accent wall painted chocolate brown in the bedroom before I moved in. While I LOVE the color I didn't fully think the choice through. I have black bedroom furniture. And while I love the combo of black and brown together it made choosing a new comforter difficult. I needed something that would pull the room together and give it some direction. The great comforter debate was further complicated by the imput of my boyfriend, who is wonderful, but definitely prefers function over form. I, however, don't believe anything can be truly functional if its not pretty to look at. So 5 million comforters later an agreement was reached on one that was incredibly soft but still attractive. While it wasn't even close to what I had in mind, its definitely grown on me and now I couldn't be happier with it (and I have to admit that it is extremely nice to sleep with a light, silky comforter over a scratchy, albeit, beautiful one). I've still got a few finishing touches to put on but here are some pics of the bed wall. I'll add pics of the opposite walls as soon as I get the final accent pieces.

The black and brown pillows on the bed were my art project for today. Since I'm on a super tight budget right now and have some extra time (both of which are a result of having almost 3 weeks off from working) I bought some pillows from Wal-Mart for $5 and a stencil and some paint from Hobby Lobby. I'm pretty happy with how they turned out!

Back to Blogging

So after a very long hiatus from blogging, I'm back. A couple of months ago I put my house in Conway up for sale. It sold pretty quickly and a few weeks ago I moved into an apartment in Northwest Arkansas. While I'm still adjusting to apartment living I am finally getting settled in. And a new place to live means new opportunities to decorate! I don't start my new job until the end of November so this has given me some time to get the apartment decorated and even do a few art projects (and start blogging again). Having this much time on my hands is a BIG change from the way things have been for the past few months and I have to say, I'm ready to go back to work! I'm actually much more productive when I come home after working a full day than I am when I'm around the house all day. But until then, I'm going to post some pics on what all I've been working on lately.