Even though I didn't manage to get Jen's block finished, and I didn't get to finish the side cabinets for the entertainment center, I still managed to get a lot done. Grandma's quilt is completely finished. That alone is a HUGE weight off of my shoulders. I will blog about it tomorrow when I take better pictures of it ...
I also managed to get the "drapes" finished today. Say hello to the new look:
We used to have valances covering the top of the sliding glass door. It was okay, but still lacked in design and "oomph". I went to Target and bought a nice double drapery rod and hooks (with clips), bought 5 sheer panels for $5 each, and spent $20 on 2 drop cloths which were washed, ironed, hemmed and hung. So, all together I spent $132 for the new window treatments. The rings with clips and the drapery rod were expensive (the rod was $40 because it's a longer rod). However, what it's done for the room is beyond putting a price tag on it!
This is a nice shot too because you can see my new loveseat, there's a matching couch too - thanks Craigslist! You can also see how well everything goes with the new end tables I built. And of course I bought new lamps ... we call these the "bowling pin lamps" ... gee, I wonder why?
I could really use some inspiration to decorate the huge empty hole above the sliders. I was thinking a vinyl wall quote, maybe some big barn stars ... I am open to suggestions here!
Oh, and there's Mocha, doing what she does best! LOVE her!!