Thursday, September 28, 2017

Plaid Crochet Pumpkin

I finished this plaid pumpkin this morning and these are my only autumn decor so far.

Plain and simple decorating has become my style now and I'm not sure if it's age related or pure laziness.

But if I were truly lazy, I would just go and buy some pumpkins.

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Art and Craft Room Makeover

I'm finally back!  I've been away from blogging for so long that I was rather embarrassed to start back up.  I also couldn't figure out where to start.  I was posting on Instagram because it was so much quicker and I could do it from my phone.  During the time that I was away from blogging we've been busy putting on a new deck (the last post I did), had new treds and risers put on our staircase, new floor put in our family room, had a large crack cut out and repaired in our kitchen ceiling, made the attic into my husband's listening room and office, and redecorated my art room.  Needless to say, I've been exhausted and couldn't keep up.

These are not the best pictures because I took them with my phone.  My husband, Rick, and I shared this room for several years and it's just a tiny room.  This was in such disarray for so long that I had quit painting entirely.  

It's nothing fancy but it's organized and it's all mine!!  I started out by painting the room with Benjamin Moore Coastal Fog.  The blinds are from and the rug is from Ikea.

The desk belonged to my sister and brother in law and was gifted to me when they remodeled their home.  

All the storage is from Ikea and my favorite is the 6 drawer unit that even holds my large canvases.

Rick made the apron holder for me.

I didn't want to share the before first and scare everyone away.  

This faze was actually during the time that we were moving Rick's office upstairs and he was trying to figure out what to get rid of and what to keep.

This is definitely my "happy Place" now and I'm ready to get back to work.

I'm picking up a brush for the first time in over a year and can't wait to see where it takes me!