Thursday, August 20, 2009

Post 199

I'm almost to post 200, be checking back with me and I might even do a little giveaway to honor my blog.
I cannot believe how busy I've been, EVEN with the older two kids in school (all day). Mc baby man keeps me on my toes at all times, the laundry is calling my name and so are my unfinished walls. I will say though, I DID get everything taken off of the walls in my den and am hoping to get it finished soon so you can see what I've done.
So, tell me...What's going on in your lives? Has everyone been crazy busy like me? I hope to get into the groove of the school year and get caught up on my blog and my blog reading. Hope you're having a loveRly day!

Saturday, August 8, 2009

Searching for Inspiration and Coming to Conclusions

Searching for inspirational photographs of what I'd like my home to look like is something that I thoroughly enjoy doing, but tonight it HIT an absolute ton of bricks. {to be continued at the end of this post}Inspiration: I love the silverware art on the wall here in this dining room. The burlap cushion on the bench is fab. along with the burlap table runner. The centerpieces on the table are simple and pretty. (all photos shown can be seen at

What I have at home: I recently bought large (actually gigantic) wooden silverware at an estate sale several weeks ago in hopes that I would paint them and proudly display them in my dining area. I have centerpieces that I could throw together for my dining table, instead I have laundry sitting on my dining table (ugh~). Could I make this table runner.......abSOlutely! Have I, abSOlutely NOT. (ugh~)
Inspiration: A vintage angel plaque.
What I have: Vintage looking angel wings in the shape of a heart that reminds me of this piece. (would love to have this plaque to go with my wings)
Inspiration: This console table needs to live in my dining room.
What I have: ......ummmmmm, well I'm looking for one. A really inexpensive one, like the one my sister has that she (actually me) found for $30.00.
Inspiration: Another darling console that would love to be friends with my dining room wall.
What I have that could be used in place of this: I'm sure I could find something around here.

I promise there is a point here people and it is this...
I KNOW what I want my house to look like, I KNOW what my style is (for the most part)....why do I spend all of this time searching for inspirational pieces or photos when I already have most of the inspirational pieces on hand? I don't need to buy anything else right now, I have everything I need. {I honestly think I could open my own little store in my basement with all of the things I have.}
I have TOO many unfinished products in my home right now, from one end of my house to another and it's VERY overwhelming. My den is partially primed, I have the primer and paint on hand and I'm writing a post about it instead of getting busy with the darn project. I suppose I think that looking at inspirational photos will make me want to jump up and prime these walls that surround me. I know for a fact that, IF my walls were finished then I could actually finish this room and have it done in no time at all. So, I'm making a pact to myself this very instant to at least take everything off of the walls least I would be accomplishing that, right?

My goal to myself: Finish what I've already started. (Period)
My new Mantra: Do ONE project at a time. (can I really stick to this?)