Do you remember Monday, January 19, 2009? It was the blog post in which I was bemoaning my inability to commit to completing the dining room valance for which I had already purchased fabric. A day seared into your memory, I'm sure.
Yesterday I completed my valances AND hung them up. Please ignore the fact that the fabric is likely out of style now BUT it is complete AND I can check them off my list of New Year's goals! Hurray for me.
Yesterday I also completed the up-cycled chandelier that has been making the rounds through the corners and cubbies of my house for over a year. It was a discarded piece (FREE) with a near complete set of teardrop crystals. Last summer (2009) I spray painted it a dark brownish black metallic. This Fall (2010) I rewired it. Last week I finally got around to purchasing mini lamp shades. And yesterday I made a fabric cord cover (with leftovers from the valance) and hung it up!!!
This week I have also cleaned out my front hall closet--for which a new door was ordered yesterday, oh joy!--and I'm in the midst of helping my hubby finish our master bathroom (minor) remodel. We have put in:
- New flooring, repairing the dry rot underneath.
- New caulking around the tub/shower.
- New floor mouldings.
- Touch up paint.
- New vanity, sink and mirror.
- New lighting.