Hello there! Thanks for stopping in today! So glad you’re here! If you’ve missed the first three weeks, you can find them below.
Okay, so this week I decided to tackle the bookcases. It was just what I needed to keep me going. Seeing them transform and seeing how they transformed the space has given me back some mojo. These guys are making me happy!
Just look at the difference painting the bookcases makes on the room. Before….
…after-ish (in progress). Sooo much better! Of course my second grader doesn’t agree, but that is to be expected. And my 7th grader gasped and had to make sure that I wasn’t actually leaving the bookcases right in front of the fireplace. In good, old-fashioned, middle school tone of voice, “you’re not leaving them here, are you, mom?!!”
On Monday, I mentioned that I was having trouble deciding on what to do with this end table. With some validation from my friend Jennifer at Dimples & Tangles, I finally decided on painting it in the family of blue/teal/turquoise as my definite game plan. And then…I stumbled upon this brass table at Home Goods the very same day (and that awesome fuzzy blanket).
Also found this other heavenly, soft, blanket bliss!
Okay, back to the table situation. I like how the table picks up on the brass details on the console table.
It is still very tone on tone, borderline blending into the brown couch, but I think the metallic quality and it’s interesting pattern and shape make it work.
Or am I just trying to convince myself it works because I really DON’T want to paint another thing? I would love your thoughts…paint existing table or go with the new one? Whatcha think?
Paint this one…
…or keep this one?
In the next couple weeks, I need to get the bamboo blinds up/find ones I like, install the gallery wall and finish unfinished projects like painting trim work. And this lamp is getting a little facelift. It may get an upgrade from its gold duct tape hat to a nice black one. We’ll see.
There are a couple items that probably won’t fall within the 6 week challenge - the rug situation and slipcovering the chair. I want to get things done, but don’t want to settle on something I’m not sure on just to get it done either.
Make sure to stop by Linda’s to see the 20 bloggers doing the Official ORC and the participants (like me) playing along in the Link Up ORC.
Thanks again for stopping by. See you next week for the another update!
Have a great weekend!