Monday, April 13, 2009

Spring Cleaning & More Projects

I'm "sprucing" things up around here, trying to getting ready for the class I'll teach on decorating next Tuesday night.
I added a metal work design above some pictures that needed something additional on the walls.
Here's one above pictures of hubby, me, and our two daughters, We're all close to the same ages in the pictures. I added one above the daughters wedding pictures in the living room. Ceekay has been bugging me to do this for nearly two years. I was unsure about it but love it since it has been up.
All this Spring cleaning is exhausting! I've done all our closets and many projects lately and it was time to take the bags to Goodwill. We threw in the old light fixture, as we had no place to use it. Have you all been busy with cleaning out things yet?
On to the next project that has been bugging me for a while. I bought these in a pkg. of five a long time ago. Since then I have gotten additional things that are more in the brown tones so out came the brown paint and brushes to tone them down a bit. What you can do with a little paint. This is a shot of before.

The after shot does not really show how brown I did make them.

This pic does more justice to how brown they became. They blend in better now, I think.

I have two other projects that I just finished and hope to post soon. For now, off to clean the wood blinds and baseboards. Hubby is helping with this task. He's so handy to have around, I just love him for his willingness to help.
Hope you are having a good week. Thanks for stopping!


Walking on Sunshine... said...

Looks beautiful!! Love all the bags in the car. Looks like what I just went tablecloths!!! I am finally getting rid of tons of them that I no longer use. I love the metal piece you hung over the picture of your family, very nice addition!

Susie Homemaker said...

What Goodwill was that? I am running there now for the light fixture nice of you to donate though...
You have a great touch in your the dimension the touches of metal offer...


Heather said...

everything looks great! i've been doing a lot cleaning and cleaning out lately too! doesn't it feel good afterwards?!

Happy @ Home said...

Everything is looking so nice and clean at your place. That's such a good feeling when it's done. I'm waiting for the motivation to hit over here ~ so far, it hasn't.

Karen said...

OH but don't you feel BETTER? Great job! It is so nice to get rid of that stuff that is just cluttering our lives. Let someone else put it to work for them!
HAGD! Karen

ceekay said...

I can't imagine that there is a speck of dirt to be found, but glad you are happy doing it! Love the scrolls....I know, sometimes, I am just good.:)

Joy said...

Looks wonderful. I love the metal work.

Anonymous said...

Great projects. You're right. A little paint can do wonders.

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

Everything looks real pretty!

Where are you teaching the decorating class? Are they coming to your house? They can sure learn a lot there if they do!

When you are finished, how about coming down here and doing mine!!