Have you ever had one of those weekends when you worked the entire time and then on Sunday night looked back and realized that somehow you had accomplished nothing on your to-do list? If not, consider yourself lucky. This weekend was somewhat of a hot mess for me, so I’m actually glad to see Monday arrive. I’m also really looking forward to celebrating Thanksgiving this Thursday. I’m going to make a conscious effort to stay away from technology for the entire day and simply enjoy the things around me. It should be a great day.
Even though I felt like little was accomplished, here’s what did happen around here this weekend.
Renew – I decided to give my fireplace a mini-facelift. As I said a while back, I’m going to be working with a contractor to get this fireplace and another fireplace functioning again. I’m also planning on some new tile. This weekend, however, I just couldn’t stand looking at the old brown tile and fireplace insert any longer and decided to do something about them.
The tile got a few quick coats of gloss paint in Aloof Gray (the same color as the walls). I then removed the fireplace insert (Don’t worry, I saved it.) and added a few birch logs.
Decorate – I also played around with the mantel. I got this amazing print from Happy Red Fish. They actually used string to create the artwork. It’s beautiful. You can check it out here or see some of their other work here. I highly recommend them. And while it’s not very seasonal, it was fun playing around with it. (Learn how to make the gold candle holder here.) I’m so happy I have a mantel to decorate this year!
Change – I also finally found a tree skirt for my vintage-inspired tree. (You can check out the rest of the tree here.) It’s from the Jonathan Alder Collection at J.C. Penney. It’s kind of perfect for it, don’t you think? A little modern meets vintage. The cats think it’s pretty great, too. They spent the entire weekend curled up under the tree.
Paint – I also started painting my stools. I’m using this new trim paint. It’s super glossy and durable which is perfect for these guys. For all of my 30 years, I’ve avoided oil-based paint like the plague. It requires way more patience than I have. However, the end result is going to be totally worth it. So while I had a bit of a panic attack yesterday, I’m pressing forward and hoping to finish them up soon. I’ll show you as soon as I do.
I think that’s about it.
It should be an exciting month around here. I have some fabulous content, plus lots of holiday goodies, to share with you so stay tuned. I’m also working on a fun new project that’s basically just for you. However, that probably won’t be available for at least a couple months. I think you’re going to love it.
Have a great week, everyone!