AfterThe table end of the room needs some love, but I am taking it slow and want to figure out what I love for long term staying power. This momma needs to make the most of her decorating hours! Plus you may have noticed that our custom table needed a little love from the artist, so it's back in the big city for a bit.
You might remember, I was thinking about a new jute rug for this space. Well, I remembered I had this rug stashed away in my crap room. I bought it almost 2 years ago because I really liked it, but didn't have a home for it, such bad behavior. Laaaaa!
I have an idea for the wall above the mantel, but want to keep it under wraps, in case I change my mind and then I have to go on and on about why I changed my mind, because I am sure you will all be hounding me all the while shining a flashlight in my eyes .
Styling the shelves was of course my favorite part. We are all set to have a party, a fancy china party, now that I have a picture to help me figure out how to put the dishes back exactly where they belong!
This banjo belonged to Henry's dad, who is a banjo plucking extraordinaire. In our house it's purely a decoration.
Although, in the past I would boast about my festive mantel decor, I am too tired for that nonsense. Am I starting to sound worn out and haggard? I am operating in efficiency mode. None of this, "if I don't like it I will just change it." Ugh! I don't even know that girl.
This is a print that Henry and I bought together while vacaying in Memphis. We walked out of the gallery and the artist was painting on the street and signed it for us. I had it framed for Henry and it's been floating around ever since.Lastly, I already owned these pillow covers, that I made for the bedroom in our condo, and I still love them.
Here is the real news. I didn't spend a single penny to accomplish this little transformation. I used everything I already owned. My employee works for free, we were storing the paint in the basement from when we purchased paint from our last project (I count pre-owned as free, if you were wondering), and this just gives you an idea of how much
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P.S. Tomorrow starts the voting process for Mandi's Epic Room Makeover. I will be back to tell you all how to vote your hearts out for me. Believe it!