I'll have to write a post soon solely dedicated to the journey my house has taken up until now. I am fairly certain if my walls could talk they would tell you about their various identity crises due to my constant new "visions" for them. No room more so than my living room. I have moved the furniture all over the place trying to make everything fit just right. I realized that what was currently missing, (besides the frame tray from last week, hehe) was more COLOR. I combined my need for more color with some old windows I found (aka forced Matt to turn around and pick up off the side of the road) to add a unique new touch to the living room. (Thank you government incentive for new energy efficient windows! There should be plenty laying around your neighborhood too! ) Here is what I did:
1) Scoured the dirty windows. YUCK!
2) Added a fresh coat of paint to each. Cheap Robin's Egg Blue and Light Grey, ($.33 each, yeah!!) As well as my favorite Martha Stewart Anjou Pear (I might cry when I use the last of that!)
3) Laid out the windows in just the right combination for sturdiness and visual appeal.
4) Purchased and installed mending plates from Home Depot. We used flat head screws to attach the mending plates in two places on each window to make them sturdy. I was pleased with how well they worked.
5) Found the best, low traffic spot to put our newest treasure. We had to rearrange some furniture (surprise, surprise!) but I found the perfect corner for a little burst of color.
As if I wasn't crazy about decorating before, getting involved in this crafty blogging community has made me down right mad over perfection. I think I am going to have to be content with this room for now. In the next couple of weeks I might just have to share a little over view of what I've done to make this living room just right for us.
On a side note: If only I could find these gorgeous ranunculus for $4.00 at my local kroger year round?? They are just the right color to make my windows pop. I think I am in love!
This week I'll be linking to the CSI Project. Stop by and see what other projects are out there!