Monday, February 16, 2009

Back to feathering my nest!

I'm so very thankful to be feeling better! Yesterday afternoon, I did a lot of cleaning/sorting/putting away in our room, and it was wonderful to be back on the move.

Today has been a terrific day so far. This morning, I got our business tax forms in the mail, and then did our personal filing online. All done, and should have the refund to pay off some lingering bills/debts in a couple weeks. Praise the Lord!

I'm back in nesting mode now that I'm well again. Here are some of the things I worked on today. As always, comments and suggestions are more than welcome! Pretty please!

First, here's the corner table in our living room. I like what I've done so far, though I'd love to find some fabric that fits the rest of the room a bit better.

I don't think this table looks finished... it needs some softness added to it somehow. Also the candles might be better in a different color (but white is cheaper!). Any suggestions??

And now, on to the bathroom. Again, it's a work in progress. The Nester is doing a neat series on 10 Minutes to a Room You'll Love, and last week's installment was The Bathroom. The Nester always inspires me.

Here's my mistreatment for the day. I like the mistreatment. I'm not entirely sure that I'm in love with it here, but I think it's nifty. Straight pins and upholstery tacks, my friends. And by the way, the goal is to fix the screen soon.

I put this little duck on the counter because it needed something. I didn't want the duck to fill up with junk, so I filled it with washcloths. Is it goofy? The counter still needs some love. This picture also shows off our huge (blah) mirror. I have an idea for giving the mirror some "pop," but I'm not sure when it will happen. I'm also having color issues and need to sort those out.

Right by the bathroom door is a handy set of shelves. Handy for holding things; a bit challenging for making the bathroom feel cozy and classy. I forgot to take a picture of what this mistreatment hides, but trust me, it's a good place for a mistreatment. I moved the shelf with our basket of toiletries up a little bit so that the fabric hides our toothbrushes and such. What do you think?

On the next shelf, I added some fabric (see how imperfect it is - raw edges and everything) to soften the look of the wire shelves. I'd like to figure out something to do with the wall here, since there's now a large expanse of white (that includes a mostly unused outlet). Any ideas?

So that's my progress so far today. I think I'd better switch to chef mode now!


Wayne and Genene said...

I like your mistreatments but do agree that the table needs a different, perhaps softer color. Do you have any wallpaper that would enhance the wall in the bathroom cabinet?
So thankful you are feeling better.

Wayne and Genene said...

Or maybe some pics?

Jessie said...

Nice job-you got me looking at one of my side tables thinking "hmmm does that need some fabric over it?"