So, so, so sorry for going a tad silent this week.
Will you forgive me if I was finishing up these little ditties, for these super cuties?!?
I’m sure that if you have kids, you know that Halloween is a BIG ‘OL Production! There are parties, festivals, trunk-or-treating, trick-or-treating, cookie decorating, pumpkin carving, face painting, and on, and on, and on. It’s like it’s own force of nature…luring children in one Snicker’s bar at a time. My cousin, who is 9, even asked “Why do we have to go to school on Halloween if it’s a holiday?”
I’m feeling a bunch of head nods and “seriously’s” over the web. It’s a bit of a pain, but WOW, it IS SOOOOO MUCH FUN! I can’t help shoving a few Snicker’s into the ole piehole myself.
So, now do you understand what happened to me on Thursday morning? But here I am, and definitely ready to get back to the family room action. And I’ve got a few updates…
First off, the fabric. Here’s what I’m thinking.
Do you likie? I found that pencil drawing fabric in a box from a scrap store!! I have just enough to get 1 pillow. It’s so cool and I feel like I won the fabric lotto. The stripe and the textured weave should inject a bit of modernism.
What about this for a surprise? It may turn out to be my secret weapon… it’s like your hip grandma’s sweater. So soft and pretty. The hub is politely saying no (Grandma’s are not cool, in his opinion)… but I’m still debating.
The room maybe feeling a little too tribal. I’m crossing my fingers that art and those chrome chairs will fix that up… and possibly the secret weapon. (Is it that I like the fabric or I just want one $%#^& feminine thing in this room?)
Speaking of the chairs!! Does anyone know a trick for fixing up chrome? It’s a bit more beat up in the back than I originally thought. I NEED SUGGESTIONS, PLEASE. Spray paint just seems like a no-no here. I ended up purchasing a strie black fabric that is coated for stain protection at $14 a yard at Michael Levine’s in downtown LA for those. Such a deal!! Now I just need to get to work.
Art? Well, you’ve seen a few pieces, but what about some black and white photography ala
More flowers! Buahhhahhhaahhhhaa!
My Crate and Barrel tables are out of the boxes and … hmmm… I’m just not sure.
I’m still torn whether it’s a neat used look or it’s a bad look. The good news is that it’s really sturdy – a must in this room for sure!!
Oh! And the flea market gods smiled on me last weekend. I found two of my favorite things ever!!
Yes, that is a handwoven wool rug. OMG, amazing, right?! The fringe makes me want to squeal. And that table?! I could literally put it anywhere in the house and it would work. I just love pieces like that!
Anyhoo, that’s what’s going on here. Only a few days left to pull it all together!
Wish me luck!
And please check out all the fabulous updates at Calling It Home! Linda has invited great designers and they’re killing it. Not to mention the other 90+ bloggers strutting their stuff! It’s a definite cup of coffee, weekend reading treat.
Happy Creating! Jessica