Sunday, October 23, 2011

Round 4: Home Decor

This week's theme for Crafting with the Stars and Crafting from the Sidlines is Home Decor.  Normally this would be a really fun one for me.  I love decorating, but when you live in a house that is in constant repair it is difficult to decorate around all the construction!  Since I have been talking about actually having a living room to live in lately I thought I would show you what we have done.  It is NOT finished... but hey, I think it is pretty darn good considering.

Here is the before:


And After:

The chairs are in the process of getting a "facelift" and trust me they are going to be FANTASTIC when they are done!

Check out the amazing tile job my hubster did on the entry and fireplace!

Remeber this little piece of free art??  You can read about it here.

There are still tons of projects to be done:

1:  Put trim around the mirror to make it look framed
2:  Baseboards
3:  "upcycle" my already awesome chairs
4:  Finish "upcycling" my lamp
5:  Fix up the entry closet
6:  and the list goes on and on

Although the living room isn't quite finished I think it is important (for my sanity) to recognize how far we have come in just two month.  I am trying to focus on one task at a time, so I don't pull all of my hair out, and go running down the street screaming like a mad woman.  Did I mention we have done all of this with a crazy crawling one year old... just keeping her away from the paint is a full time job in its self!

Well, there you have it... my half finished "Home Decor" project.  Do you have one of your own??  Link up, we would love to see it!

And click the "like" button on your favorite project to vote!

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  1. WOW that's more than decorating! It's renovation! Love the colors in the living room rug. And the tile work too!

    I agree that keeping a 1yo out of the paint is a full time job!

  2. Looks awesome Traci!!!

    I love wood panel floors and your hubs definitely did a great job on the tiles on the fireplace. Good work you two. Can't wait to see the other upgrades to come!

  3. Amazing aerial shot!! LOVE what you've done!

  4. Gorgeous! I cannot wait to see it in person next month. You have made crafting/decorating/home remodeling skills, little cousin.

  5. Very nice makeover! I love your "free art" quote, very cute! (Found you at Miss Mustard Seed's Furniture Friday).
    Leanne @ because (i think) i can

  6. Congrats on getting 1st place for the Home Decor Projects!