For that I do apologize, but I have some news to share with you all. I know this makeover has been going on since…oh, February, but let’s be real: I am a wife who works full-time and only works on home improvement projects when I have time, money and the desire. So, if I have it done by February 2012, I’ll consider that a major victory.
As I said in a tutorial last week- I have curtains! Four of them, to be exact. And yes, they are the same ones I blogged about awhile back. I finally did 2 things. First, I caved and moved the curtain rod down to 84” and two, I bought the curtains I’d been wanting all along.
Best decisions ever. EVER. No joke. Luckily we saved 20% off on the curtains, plus now I know that 84” curtains will work fabulously, so I can easily/affordably buy more panels as my tastes change. No more having to commit to longer, more expensive curtains. Whew. I really, really loved my decision when I was at Target this weekend and scored these beauties for half off. So, 84” curtains for the win!
On Twitter last week, I asked a serious question…
How much would you pay for a sofa?
As in, the absolute max for a sofa that was perfect in shape, color and style for the space you needed it in. I got a range of responses from $1000 to $5000. I hemmed and hawed about it for the rest of the week, and then I decided I was going to just buy the sofa I’ve been lusting over for a year now (maybe more). It’s the perfect size, color and style for my office. It’s not an item I will be tired of shortly. I’m not going to lie—it took a lot of courage, nagging from the husband and growing a pair to call Macy’s and plunk over mucho dinero on ONE sofa.
But, it’s bought. I can’t cancel it (that I know of…) and she will be here on October 15th. Two weeks before Harry Potter cocktail party. Squee! I decided on the Chloe sofa in granite from Macys. There aren’t many pictures online that I could find of the sofa in that color, but I did find these 2:
Source: Shelly Townsend Photography
I truly hope it looks good in my space. I’m sort of nervous about it, but I didn’t want the commitment of the ivory version (stains, gah!) or the higher expense of a custom color. What do you all think? Yay or nay?
Besides those 2 major items, I did get an awesome rug from Overstock and some gorgeous mirrors from Kirklands for $6 each. The major feature on the mirrors is a nailhead like finish, so I was instantly enamored with them. No pics of the mirrors yet because it’s late right now and any pictures I take would be not so good, but here’s a picture of Pee Wee on the rug.
He lays on it all the time. He is convinced I bought it just for him, and it’s impossible to convince him otherwise.
But besides all that, we still need to totally finish the countertops, touch up paint on the walls/mouldings, put everything in place, nap, eat and THEN I can post a full reveal.
Maybe by Christmas.
Which projects in your home have taken the longest? Is it hard to find time to work on your home?
Tomorrow I have 2 major announcements. One I already shared on my Facebook page and one you’ll have to read about tomorrow (or I may post it on Facebook later if I get the go-ahead). Any guesses? This is probably some of the biggest news/opportunities I’ve gotten to date, and it is killing me to not post it right now. I was elated when I got the news yesterday evening. But, I do want to share that my blog/projects have been featured on 3 websites lately!
I also want to take a moment and thank everyone for the tweets, comments and support. My blog is growing slowly (but surely) thanks to you. So spread the word about my blog, and let me know if there’s ever anything you want me to post about. xoxo to you all! <3