I haven't disappeared, although I've been blog-absent. I've just been busy. Once Lola vacated the premises it took me a bit of time to put the house back together. And on the weekend I went on a cleaning binge. I tore the place apart and then the urge to change things took over. I know......again? Yes again.
It's difficult putting a home together from scratch. I'm still looking for just the right pieces for certain places. I had my little hooking/reading corner set up with the recliner I had purchased for Mom's room. It wasn't what I wanted there but I had hung onto it for sentimental reasons. Well, last week I sold it and began the search for "my" chair. I swear my butt print is in every chair this town had for sale. Finally I sat in one just knew I had found it. Comfy, squishy in all the right spots, perfect. And here is the best part...... It was $699 and marked down to $400. But I thought there might be a Fathers Day sale if I waited a few days. Sure enough at the beginning of this week it was an additional 20% off and no tax! I got it for $320. SCORE!!
I have a little stand for the corner but it's still in the garage waiting for a little TLC.
Next, the bedroom. Once the weather warmed up I put the heavy duvet away and needed a light weight bed cover. I couldn't find what I wanted, plus I haven't decided on the wall paint color so I just threw on an old light quilt. But it was ugly and too small (single size, not double). Just barely laid on the top. Drove me nuts.
I'd been eyeing a quilt in the LLBean catalog but kept resisting. I broke down the other day and it arrived today. I love it and now I think I know what color to re-paint the walls. I wish I had the pillow shams but they were ridiculously expensive. 2 pillow shams were almost the same prices as the quilt. No way!
And last but not least, I popped into the used furniture store on my way home. I was just browsing but then I found a great old dresser that I'm planning on refinishing. I'll show that progress another time.
This weekend I might paint outside. My front steps need some TLC and the window frames.
So that's it for now. I better go see what you've all been up too