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Makeover Update: Den

Well, I knew it. I knew if I did not paint the den right when we moved in, it would not get done. I lied to myself prior to getting the sofa, thinking I would paint before it was delivered. I didn’t paint. I’m pretty sure I’m not going to anytime soon or ever. I just don’t feel like. It’s just too messy. The walls do not look as warm in person. They are warmer than I would like, but they aren’t lime green so I don’t feel like if I do not paint, I will go crazy. The space has turned into an eclectic mix of Asian, traditional, and rustic decor. Most everything is from family members or homemade. The sofa turned out great. It is aesthetically pleasing and comfortable. We have spent a lot of time in the den watching TV and taking naps (well, Matt takes naps). If the decor wasn’t given to me by a family member, it most likely came from TJMaxx or Homegoods. The media cabinet, floor lamp, and …

Backyard Projects

In addition to inside projects, we have been working on the backyard as well. When we started looking for our first home, a big backyard was one of our priorities because we have an 85 pound dog. Our realtor found this home and even though it did not have the big open backyard, we really loved it and we liked the covered patio and pool, which we have really enjoyed and our dog seems to be pretty happy with it too. The pool has required some work but I’m sure we and the dog will appreciate it when it’s 90 degrees. Initial Updates The portion of the yard with the pool was fenced in but that included the grassy areas so we needed to fence in just the pool not an entire portion of the yard. So my husband built a wooden fence to meet up with the mesh fence the former owners put up, only blocking off the pool (eventually, he will replace the mesh fencing with more wooden fencing). In order to transition …

Christmas Season Begins

Christmas is in full swing here and rather than just posting pictures of decorations, I thought it would be helpful to provide links to the items (or similar items) I used. I purchased the faux fur throw blanket, toss pillows, cement Buddha head, and Fitz and Floyd three-wick candle at TJ Maxx. The taper candles and votive candles came from Homegoods. However, TJ Maxx and Homegoods is always hit or miss and the pewter taper candle holders came from an antique store in Georgia so here are links to the same or similar items sold at other stores. Also, if you have a West Elm near you, check their clearance section. This table runner is sold online for $14.99 but I found two in the clearance section for $2.99 each. West Elm Mercury Glass Hexagon Candleholders / West Elm Table Runner / Artificial White Poinsettias / Six Inch Silver Plated Pedestal Bowl / Pewter Taper Candleholder / Faux Fur Throw Blanket / Cream Textured Square Pillows / Embroidered Lumbar Toss Pillow, Off-White Lumbar Pillow With Decorative …