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Sunday, December 4, 2011

Week-end projects

While many/most of you were getting your Holiday decorating done over the week-end, I was working on my office. First order of business was was painting the back of the built in book case. Next up, trying to get all of the "stuff" moved back in. This involved round two of purging, which went well. (I think a double purge is a must when "moving," a lesson I wish I had learned 5 years ago!) So just to refresh your memory, here is my little office before.... (note the "bane" of my existence, the thing that got this all started, the built in corner desk).

Here we are, desk gone, stuff moved out, patching and cutting in before painting. Full disclosure, I did none of the painting, my wonderful husband did, he does an amazing job, I'm too slow and impatient.

With some "stuff" moved back in, my new chair and the back of the bookcase painted.....

What are my paint colors you ask and why does it look different than the original idea? The walls are Sherwin Williams' Bungalow Beige SW7511 (at 3/4 strength, more on that in another post) and the back of the bookcase is Urbane Bronze SW7048.  Things evolved in this room as I decided to go with a more toned down color scheme and a look that was more in tune with my usual aesthetic. I went back to this inspiration photo which is light, bright and eclectic....

Inspiration firmed up, painting done, on to my other week-end project, window treatments.  With the exception of the painter's drop cloth, this was a use what you have sort of project.  Left over zebra fabric from my FR, existing rod, clip rings from an old window treatment.  No DIY tutorial here folks.... I wing it too much and have no patience for snapping photos along the way, besides there are so many great tutorials out there, I can't compete. One thing for certain, wash that drop cloth about a hundred times before you cut and sew, it is stiff and smelly right out of the package.




 What do you think?  For a gal with DIY-ADD it looks pretty good, no? Thank goodness for the
UW Badger- MS Spartans football game on Saturday night, it was great entertainment while I was sewing/fussing over this! The clip rings were a last minute choice and make the panels a little long and the rod may be a bit wimpy for the weight of it all so that will likely change down the road. For now, I am pleased as punch...BTW the shades are from Home Depot (about $30 each).

In the end I did get a few Holiday decorations up and we went yesterday to cut down our tree.  It was a muddy mess at the tree farm and my kids told me that they would have been fine if I had just picked up  a tree at Costco last week. Hubbie agreed (the accountant in him liked the $30 savings).  Scrooges!!!  Secretly, I am pretty sure they enjoy this tradition, they were just giving me a hard time...

How about you?  How was your week-end?

BTW, I am linking up to Saved by Suzy's House Party!
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7 comments:

Lisa - A Room with A View said...

Looks like you and your husband accomplished a lot! Love the new look and those curtains are quite stunning. You have great windows and they set off the curtains and vice versa. You must be so thrilled so far. No tree yet..too busy over the weekend..probably next sunday.

Jenn said...

WOW! You had a productive weekend! I LOVE the curtains ... they look amazing and the addition of a the zebra looks so good. :)

By the way, my brother and I complained about holiday traditions all the time when we were younger, but now we're the ones who insist on keeping them going :)

Holly said...

Oh man it looks awesome!!! And hooray for your hubby for doing the painting -one more thing off your plate especially if he's a good painter. Curtains are fantastic love that touch of zebra on the leading edge!! I'm going to echo Jenn and I was just talking about this yesterday with my husband as we drove home with our tree, I disliked all holiday music right about 16 or 17 and any Christmas traditions but now I want to cherish them forever - my how things change in 15 years or so. You really appreciate things in the adult years. Ok, time for me to stop rambling. Enjoy your new office and thanks for the update! Keep it coming!

hometown girl said...

looks really terrific! i love all your shelves, everything is so organized. i love the light color walls! thank you for stopping by!! susan

A Vintage Vine said...

The office is coming along, yeah for you....That chair is to die for, especially with the back drop of those curtains!

Suzy www.savedbysuzy.blogspot.com said...

Thanks for linking to my party Cathy! Your office is going to look so modern and airy. The curtains are great...love the touch of zebra.

Katie said...

I love the new color scheme! I love the brighter look too! It's going to look great when you're all finished!

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