I’ve been caught up in the holiday relaxation mode and haven’t posted anything in a little while – SO SORRY! But now I’m breaking radio silence, looking forward to a wonderful 2011.
I’ve noticed a lot of people are shying away from the ole New Year’s resolutions this year. Well, not me – sign me up people. I have some serious organizing and project completing to do.
I have many, many, many projects to do – I don’t know where to start. Oak, oak, and more oak. Nothing against it, I’m just envisioning a little more cottage/worn/white/grey look.
Here are just a few (if I put them all up you would glaze over).
Dining room set
I want to restyle my new dining room set I picked up right before Christmas at a thrift store. I've always wanted a set with cane back chairs. I fell in love with this one, unfortunately it was missing the 6th chair. [I'm sure I will find another in my travels].
The Dresser I inherited from my grandparents:
I did it.
Refer to pics in Exhibit A.
Those of you familiar with my story know that we moved to Chattanooga in May. We decided to rent a house instead of buy so that we could really get a lay of the land, explore, and figure out exactly where we want to settle. Our house is everything we need it to be for now, but not what I would have necessarily picked for an end product.
Example – my living room/dining room area is so dark BATS would be at home here. Seriously, I would only need to open the front door at dusk so they could fly out to eat and I swear they would circle right back. There is one 3 ½’ x 5' window for a 25’ long room.
Look, I tried to take a picture of a china cabinet that I want to make over and you can’t even see it.
I didn't want to show my office but we're all friends, right? I work from home in addition to this room being my nest. I really truly need to get things cleaned up. Oh and the two chairs and mini loveseat you see are two more projects on the list....
But I will prevail, it is only January after all!
p.s. here's the chair I recovered for my Mom- nothing fancy [surprise! she's likes beige and oak]. I also need to add another cushion in the back to fill it out and make it more comfy for her.
p.s.s. look at the little donkey & cart I found. isn't he cute?