So where have I been? Well I've been here and there, and I've still been participating in life, just not documenting it. My husband keeps asking me why I'm not blogging, so I figure if he notices then maybe there's one or two more of you out there who notice as well.
I've been obsessing over filling my new entertainment unit. Like I said before, it's maybe a little big for the space, but the reason is that my husband had to have room for a big screen TV, and I had to have room for my chotchkees. So here's what I've got so far. I finally decided on an accent color for the room. I found the curtain fabric hard to pair up with another color, but finally settled on this mustard yellow.
What do you think? I love this yellow fabric. It's by Robert Allen for Dwell Studios, I bought it at Fabric.com (it's way cheaper from them). I think it will really brighten up my space when I make some big accent pillows out of it. I'll show you them after I make them, but for now I'll just show you how I've filled the hutch.
What do you think? I looked everywhere to find things I liked to fill this with, and ended up finding most of what I wanted at Hobby Lobby. Which by the way never buy anything full price at Hobby Lobby. If it's not half off this week it will be next week. That's where I got the globe, clock, yellow vase, bird plate, little finial looking vase things, and baskets. The birdcage I found a the D.I. (a local thrift store), the cream vase was a gift from my friend Courtney, the cream pineapple (or maybe it's an acorn which would actually blend really well with my curtains) was a hand me down from my Mom, and the silhouettes I made.
Don't you love it? I haven't quite decided where to put it, but most likely it will end up above my fireplace. The best part was the price, I really thought it was a steal at $41.99. Like it? Love it? I got it at Ross. (Now you're probably annoyed and wishing I'd go back to my non-blogging state).
I've got quite a few more home decor projects in the works actually. I recently changed out the bedding in my son Dallas' room and made new pillows and a bed skirt for that. I'll show you when it's finished. And my sweet Father-In-Law-Kent-who-never-gets-annoyed-by-my-projects I give him built me a few new shelves for my bathrooms and this cool coat rack that I need to paint and put the hooks on.
I'm excited about this. The thing about Utah is it's cold, and the thing about cold is that you need a coat. In our Arizona house there wasn't even a coat closet. Here we have one and it's completely full and too high up for my kids to hang up their own coats. So this fed up Mom decided a coat rack was in order. I like it, it'll look even better when I paint it. Would you paint it white or match my curtains in a sea green type of color? I'm trying to decide. I also think it might need a decorative finial or something on the top. Any ideas?
Well that's it for me today. I promise to be back sooner than later. I have craft supplies for a gift I'm making for my Mom's birthday so maybe I'll do a tutorial on that. Thanks for sticking around!