Saturday was a BEAUTIFUL fall day and I spent the whole thing cleaning. Now, now...don't feel sorry for me. Although it's not my FAVORITE thing to do, I do LOVE the feeling of a clean house and almost never get to enjoy it ALONE! Chris took the boys away for the whole day (six hours!) and I was able to just get to it. Ahhhh, that last hour felt great when I got to put my feet up and just savor the cleanliness. I actually considered going out and getting started on the garage, but I gave myself a little break instead.
Once the living area was all cleaned up, it looked so nice I decided to take a few pictures. I don't know if I ever updated the blog to include all the projects I took on in the spring/early summer but the living room/dining area was a big one. I fell in love with a fabric from Hobby Lobby and went from there...
I made the one over the doorwall (there's that Michigan word again!) about 18" wide and the one over the window just 12" wide. I didn't want the one over the window to be higher than the cupboards to the right. I deliberated on the curtains FOREVER but eventually just went with a chocolate brown. There was already enough color in there between the paint and the cornice boards.
I painted the area behind the desk in the kitchen, but didn't want to go up to the ceiling. Our ceilings are high and I thought it might be too much trouble, but now I'm reconsidering. What do you think?
I still have to paint the backsplash because it's red, which was our old color. I had visions of doing that in the week Chris took the boys to MI this summer, but between my big wedding and all the other stuff I did (like paint BOTH the bathrooms!) I just didn't get to it. Maybe next summer?
I had leftover fabric from the cornice boards so made backings for the two bottom shelves of each bookcase. I really like how those turned out!