Well get over it.
I am nesting. I am trying to make time pass quickly. My Best Friend is in labor as we speak. I am so ready. Well sort of ready. I like the sleep that I am getting right now, but I could use with a little less butt pain.(siatic nerve)
So here is what I did today.
I know I just posted all those fun Halloween things, but today I played Design Re-Mix. Do you ever play that? It is one of my favorite past times. ( you know the game where you switch items in your house around, and put them in a new spot?)
Well, if you haven't played it, you should. It feels so good to see something that you are getting a little tired of in a new spot.
I decided that I wanted my whole mantel to look fun and Halloweenish. I pulled out a picture that I have saved for inspiration. Here was the inspiration:
Here is what I came up with. I wanted to use pumpkins, and the black plates. However, I also wanted a ton of glass containers.
Here is what I did:
I had the glass containers. I added the real pumpkin inside the apothecary jar.
The three black candlesticks I recently bought at an antique store for $4 for all 3.
I wanted them black so I used a little spray paint.
The dishes are my dishes.
The little balls are Christmas ornaments from the dollar Store.
The skull was also a Dollar Store find.
Also had all the class containers, just added some candles from my stash and flowers I already had.
I already had the black candlestick.
I also had the black ball, and I just set it on top of one of my mugs from my dishes.
The plate in the back says boo. I wrote that myself with a dry erase marker, on the plate that I already had. Did you know that you can wipe it off later, and write something else? I love dry erase markers.
Oh, and you can't forget the white lights that I added for effect. My kids love it.
Remember this big plate? Well it used to adorn my mantel. It is my favorite piece up there. However, it just doesn't go with Halloween. It was driving me crazy.
I love it there at Christmas, but for now it will adorn my entry way table. With the pumpkin light in front, it actually makes it look a little spooky. Then I moved the spooky tree. Oh how I love Halloween. MOM WHAT DID YOU DO TO ME?
TOTAL FOR THIS DESIGN RE-MIX: $ 7.00 and a little ingenuity.
Okay just a few more projects today. Notice that my windows now have curtains?
Well I made them today. Here is a better view:
Got this fun silky fabric today at Walmart, on the dollar table. I needed two yards for both windows. A little ribbon for .84 cents a yard and two tension rods.
TOTAL CURTAIN PROJECT: under $11.00
Okay one more:
I finally finished the boys curtains. It is nothing fancy, but I wanted them to be simple. I hunted for the perfect fabric. I wanted Orange and Masculine. I came up with burlap. It was only $1.50 a yard, and that is all I needed. I already had the rod.
TOTAL FOR THIS MASCULINE ACCESORY : $ 1.50
Well, I should take it easy now. Hopefully I can think of something to do tomorrow. It feels good to cross things off my list.
Did I mention that I cleaned my house spic and span also?
WHAT A DAY... but I loved every minute of it.