Due to the Halloween craziness and some unruly lamp making I am granting myself the liberty of having one more day for my family room reveal. Everything is completely done except for my lamps. Oh the lamps. My first round in lamp making failed miserably and the second round was scrapped due to a mistake on my part (which I was very unhappy about since I rather liked the second ones). I will be searching for new "lamps" tomorrow and am determined to find something. If nothing comes up better than the second round, I may have to try and strip paint to salvage them.
31 Day Challenge
I wish you really were more than a day away. So fitting since I'm rehearsing for Annie! I've been waiting just for this day so I could reference the play, lol! Tomorrow will be my crazy scramble day! I will have a quick trip to Target, and perhaps a few other places, in the morning and a Halloween giraffe that will very quickly be thrown together. Now, no more blogging...I'm off to make pillows!
Here are a few teasers of the upcoming family room reveal.
You may have noticed the lack of posts lately. Well, mainly it's because I'm CRAMMING! There are so many things to do still and just a few days to get them done. We have decided to postpone my daughters birthday for yet another weekend since there just isn't any time to do it right now. And as far as costumes go? Yikes, I'm not even sure what to do about them yet. I think I'll wait until next week to really think about it (nothing like waiting until the last second, eh). Yesterday was a great day as far as getting things done.
Mad shopping day at Ikea...nuff said!
There is a lot of give and take in the process of decorating. I like to keep things on a budget (as well as my husband, haha) and try to do a lot of DIY to help in that endeavor. With all of the DIY projects and money saving techniques in play, that frees up a little bit of money for a few well thought out splurges. One splurge came with our Rug. We knew we didn't want to spend a fortune for a rug but we weren't going to be crippled by giving ourselves an unrealistic budget. I will say however, that we could have found a nice cheap rug and doctored it up ourselves.
After a long day of packing and traveling we have arrived at our destination! It was definitely worth the crying, the tantrums, the traffic jams, and sitting between two car seats for over an hour watching Tangled for the ten thousandth time (which I really don't mind since I love it). It was only made worth it by the waiting family and...the Silhouette Cameo!!
Thank goodness my family room is not literally a zoo, at least not all of the time. I do have a few monkeys running around cluttering it up on occasion but at least they don't throw their own...well, you know! Inadvertently, I have developed quite the menagerie in my living room decor. I even had one person ask me if I was going for a safari theme. The answer is, no, but sometimes I wonder if it's too much. I figure if I like it in the end, which I think I will despite the smattering of animals, that it doesn't matter one way or another how many furry friends litter the room.
Aye yae yae...1:10 in the morning and I think 've finally got it figured out. After a terrible failure on the my third color choice (totally turned out flesh colored, blech!) my final decision on the chairs (haha I say "final" like my mind couldn't still change) is that I am going to stick to the original color of Lemongrass. I think my problem was trying to MAKE my color match my fabric when it should be the other way around. So color on the chair is fixed, but now I need to find the right fabric. That means another trip to the store and a lot of spray paint to return.
I just hate it when things don't go my way, lol. So the other day I painted my chairs. I wan't entirely sure about the color but hoped it would work. Unfortunately, it just didn't work, so I painted them a different color. UGH! Even worse the second time! So I painted one back to the original color, giving it another chance, and left if for a few days hoping it would grow on me. Well, it's been a few days now and I still don't like it. It just does not work in the room. I love the color but not in this specific application.