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Friday, May 15, 2015

Bit of Bliss - The Little Things

The day after I finished up this past semester I went around around room by room and made a list of what needed to be done. Every so often I will have a bit of free time or Mr. Décor will ask “What projects do you have for me?” Juggling so much I can get overwhelmed and just can’t think straight. It’s nice to have a list.

For those of you who peek at my Instagram page this past Wednesday you saw that I tackled one item on my list. I FINALLY got around to making a wreath for the freshly painted front door. It was a bit of a challenge to find something that looked just right since our door features a very longggg oval window.

(The grapevine wreath and various flowers came from Hobby Lobby.)

Another thing on the list was to address a gapping hole of wires in our bedroom.

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It’s so much nicer to come into our dark bedroom, flip a switch and instantly have two little dresser lights come on. It took just 20 minutes and a 79 cent faceplate to make a world of difference. #whydidwewaitsolong

(For those who may want to know, I bought these lamps for a song (maybe $3?) over 10 years ago. They were on massive clearance because the base had just a wee bit of the “leaning tower of Pisa” factor going on. They were meant to be a temporary fix until I found something better. As you can see, they are still in use. :)

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The antique chairs are back home. For those of you that follow the Décor To Adore Facebook Page you received a sneak peek yesterday. I will have all the details on Monday’s post.

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I’ve also been working on the guest bedroom. I’ve made new curtains, a headboard cover and a few pillows for the space. The challenge has been trying to photograph it as we have had non stop rain here in Texas and thunderstorms are predicted for the next 10 days. But after living in the desert for far to long I am enjoying it and will wait patiently for a sunny day. Of course the challenge is that starting today we will have houseguests for the next two weeks. How does one politely ask “Can you move your stuff out of my shot?” (smile)

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May you find your bits of bliss.



Auntie Em said...

Good Morning! Your lovely post was a lovely way to start off my Friday morning! We have so many little things on a to-do list but together we tackle them one by one and its amazing how fast they get done and the feeling of accomplishment that comes with it.
I love the chairs. The gold highlights make them so elegant. Your rooms are all coming together so nicely and your Storybook cottage will soon really look like something from a story book.
Have a great weekend and enjoy your company! :)

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

Your chairs look lovely...can't wait to see more! Have a great weekend Laura!

Sandi said...

How did you do that textured wall?

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Love those chairs and the wreath look great too. You always seem to have a million irons in the fire. Rest a little too.

Sue said...

Had to laugh at the textured wall comment, she has not been to Texas I guess because that's all we have! I am trying hard to get smooth walls at the lake and it seems to be a difficult concept for them:-)
I, too, have a never ending list. You are doing such a good job of knocking things off yours! You'll have to share your upholsterer if you were happy with them. They look lovely.

Deb @ Frugal Little Bungalow said...

That wreath is quite lovely ! : ) Pretty colors and I especially like the cascading blooms on either side.

Deb @ Frugal Little Bungalow said...

That wreath is quite lovely ! : ) Pretty colors and I especially like the cascading blooms on either side.

Magali@TheLittleWhiteHouse said...

The sneak peek on the chair already left me drooling. I'm going to buy a laptop umbrella before Monday. Surely something like that exists.

Denise said...

The wreath you made looks so pretty on your newly-painted front door, Laura. That's such a pretty shade of green. I'm always amazed how something quick and simple can make a big difference in our homes, and having convenient light switches in a room always makes things better. :) Thanks for sharing and have a blissful week!


Denise at Forest Manor