Friday, February 19, 2010

In Progress

 Lots of projects in progress around here. I seem to find little chunks of time to work on things just a little, but never enough time to actually finish anything.

1. Prints for living room.
We have shopped and shopped (both in store and online) for prints to go over our sofa. I brought home these options, but have decided they just aren't "us". They will be returned. I am now in search of a set of 6 fern-like prints. Let me know if you know where to get them!

2. Greenery for the entertainment center.
I actually finished this project, but can't put them in place yet as we realized that the movers put our entertainment center back wrong when we got new carpet and now need to correct that problem.

I had these that I had found at Ross last summer for about $8 each, but wasn't in love with the greenery in there anymore.

So I ripped out the greenery (I kept it just in case I ever want it for a future project) and tore out the styrofoam.

Then I just stuck this greenery inside the copper tins. Found them at Christmas Tree Shop for $8 each!

3. Master Bath Redo
We started redoing our bathroom back before Christmas. Yep, still trying to finish. We still need to paint around the light fixture and do touchups. But, after searching everywhere for some art to go in there, I inherited a print from my inlaws that I think fits perfectly. I finally got a frame for the print and got it on the wall, so here's a sneak peek at our new master bath.

4. Prints and shelves in the staircase.
This the staircase leading from the main floor to the basement. I have been meaning to do this project forever and finally just went for it. I had been waiting to have all the photos we need to fill the walls, but I'd never start if I waited for that. So I figure I'll just add to it as I go. I'm still not loving the decor on the shelves, but I'll figure it out as I go. Most of the pics are old black and whites of our family with a few current ones thrown in.

 What projects do you have going on? Are you a "do-it-as-I-have-time" kinda person, or a "do-it-all-at-once" kinda person?

This post is part of "Make Your Monday" at Twice Remembered and "Make it for Monday" at Cottage Instincts.


Jess @ Frugal with a Flourish said...

Do it as you have time! Love your place!

Melanie said...

I really like all the photos along the staircase. I completely understand about the pictures in the living room. I have done the same thing....brought them home and then decided that they weren't 'us.' I like to get it all done and then just add fun things here and there. This new house that we just moved to has been a challenge so it has taken me longer but it is coming along.

ALVN of WhisperWood Cottage and Junkologie said...

You've been busy!! The print in the bathroom is beautiful! Is that a double bar towel rack just below it? Love it!

Overall, I guess I am a "do as I have time" person. I'd rather do it all at once and have a finished product, but it doesn't usually work that way.


Anonymous said...

totally DIG the pictures and the shelves on the landing!! Thanks for stopping by my blog today!!


Megandvd@Beauty in the Attempt said...

Your home is amazing! I am a lover of photographs too. I have B&W pictures everywhere. Thank you for sneaking over into my corner of the world. I hope to see more of you.

As for the font..I made a text box and basically kept enlarging til I took up as much as I could of a standard piece of paper without losing the number. You have to play with it...I printed over at my neighbor's home. I can double check and see if I saved the document. All I know is that I tweaked it till it was a HUGE as I could get it b/c I didn't want to have take it to a copy store.

I hope this is helpful.


Megandvd@Beauty in the Attempt said...

I commented on your light kit and chalkboard cabinet...just wanted to let you know....that little project is on my list. :)


Heidi@TheCraftMonkey said...

love your stairway & pictures! For your living room have you tried vintage printable yet? you can print your own photos, free. Not sure if they have the fern, but they have a ton of stuff!

Jerri said...

I love you bathroom redo, and your staircase looks wonderful!

I'd like to invite you to my very first Friday Favorites party!