Thursday, January 15, 2009

First New Year Project done.

I have many things that I want to accomplish in my home this year. We have been in this house 5 years. I finally have a dining room set. I have many projects that I want to complete over the 6 months(I would love to have them all done my summer). Some of them are small like hanging pictures on the wall, some of them are big like making curtains for the family room, dining room, Katie's playroom. I also want to get organized! So, I made myself a list of house goals room by room. Each week I want to pick a room to work on and get my house decorated and organized the way I want it. I started this week with the living room since it has the least to do. I replaced our lampshade in the living room. I embroidered the fabric with a "M" for our last name and then covered the lampshade with fabric and trim. I think it came out pretty good. It's one small project down.

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I am not crazy about the silver thing sticking out of the top. We needed to convert the lamp base to fit this lampshade and that is holding it on.

10 comments:

Jboo said...

Wow -- it turned out great!! Simply adorable!!

Great idea to make a list room by room -- I need to do that too.

Have a fun weekend!

Janet

Ivy said...

OOh I love it Jen, want to re-decorate my house for me:))

You are so organized, how do you do that!

Hugs,

Ivy

Kate said...

Superb!!! Love it!!! That could work at my house to you know...I'm just saying...

I, too, have an organizing, decorating goal in mind...and am currently half way through two different self help books!!! That fact that I haven't gotten started yet is okay, isn't it???

Happy weekend!!

Anonymous said...

Turned out great-I just emailed Sue-I am really missing all of you, we will have to all get together in 2009!!! Don't we all have our little project lists for 2009, I haven't doen great so far, but I'm working on it:).
Love, Erika

Sue said...

Love it! Great idea.

Sue : )

Laura said...

Looks great. Can't wait to see the finished rooms although they already look good, not sure how much better they can get :o)

Laura

Half Gaelic, Half Garlic! said...

I love it!! It looks fantastic!

When you are done with your goals, you can come up here and help me with mine.....we are still working on things too!

Have a great time this weekend...and STAY WARM!!

Lisa

Jodee Leader said...

That turned out soooo cute! I love the fabric that you used!

Have a great weekend!

day by day said...

You are so creative...the shade turned out great! I have so many things that I want to do around my house, too...but I tend to bounce back and forth from one room to the next and that drives my husband nuts. hee hee!

Have a wonderful week-end!!

Kellyann said...

Great job Jen!