Tuesday, February 17, 2015


We have lived here for a little over a year and I have so many projects that have been waiting to get done.  Moving takes so much energy and trying to adjust to a new everything just didn't leave a whole lot of time.  To be honest, I didn't have a whole lot of motivation either.

However, this winter I have been able to find my creative decorating gene and started working on them.  The first thing I tackled was the living room.  

After a month of thinking about it, planning, arranging and rearranging, I finally got things situated the way I wanted.  The thing I'm happiest about is my front windows.  They were curtain-less until a week ago when I finished the valances. 

I didn't realize how bare the room looked until I got the curtains hung and I'm very pleased with how it turned out.  I just need to make something to tie around the sheers to compliment the valance.

Above the windows were some holes in the wall where the previous family had hung drapery hardware.  I really didn't want to repaint the whole wall so I decided to add stenciling to cover up those unsightly holes. 

I also made paper heart ornaments for the windows.

Another major project I wanted to do is organize, declutter and decorate our bedroom.  It's been the dumping ground for everything.  I've gotten started in there and that's my project for the next few weeks. 

In between decorating, I've been sewing and crocheting.  Summer will be busy with the garden so while it's cold and snowy I'm glad to get projects around the house done.