Friday, May 28, 2010

Decorating Inspiration

If you don't already know. About 6 years ago we bought a real fixer-upper. Our house was built in 1898. It has had some updating over the years, which is actually kind of sad because there are very few things that are still original to the home. When we moved in it needed A LOT of work. We got busy and did a TON of painting, changing out light fixtures, cleaning up a way overgrown yard and eventually adding a privacy fence (which is still not finished). We really kind of lost steam, but the 3rd year we were here we had a kitchen fire, so we had to find some new steam and put in a brand new kitchen. There have been small projects here and there ever since, but it seems that the hubby and I are starters, but sadly not finishers. Well, lately that has been driving me batty. I'm ready to get the ball rolling again, to get what we've gotten started finished and to begin some much needed repairs. I want to start with the rooms that are closest to being finished. Those are the living room, kitchen and bathroom. The living room needs almost nothing. I definitely need to declutter in there, clean the carpet and possibly add some new decor to the walls, etc. No biggie. The kitchen isn't too bad either. We need to add a couple of floor supports, hang the crown over the cabinets, finish putting the hardware on the cabinets, hang the vent hood, wire some under cabinet lighting, paint and refinish the table and chairs and put the quarter round down around the baseboard. Really it could be finished in a day with the exception of the table and chairs. It has a bit of a fruit theme, but I do not like to go overboard with themes. I've been wanting to put something on the wall over the table. I have a picture there, but it just seems really dated to me. I've been nosing around on and she has been giving me a TON of inspiration. So, I've finally figured it out. This is what is going on that wall:

I found this one on Etsy for $55. I'm not sure if I'll buy it or paint it myself. A few years ago our church had a large rummage sale and I acquired a pretty nice overhead projector for $5! We've mostly used it for things at the church, but I could use it here. With that verse being so long it would be pretty time consuming, but would be almost free. We shall see.........

I'll try to post pics as we get things done.

1 comment:

trooppetrie said...

I can not wait to see it.