Oh this was such a fun and creative
week in the living room. Some of you
do these things regularly but I tend
to get too busy with friends, kids,
church...you name it.
You may remember that one of the goals
of this project was to include Warren.
Well, you'll be quite proud of me.
He and I went to Kirkland's this week.
We shopped well together...
While I looked he sat in one of their
comfy chairs and guarded my choices.
At one point he may have been sleeping,
I'm not sure.
Yes, I'm laughing.
But, you see,
he really just doesn't care.
He was glad that I was using a
gift card that Mom gave me for
So, now to show you what I got...
Most of these items came from the
"as is" final clearance.
Such as this canister
It has this fun pedestal and is the
exact color I wanted.
That's what I'm talking about!
This would make the perfect base
for a Spring bouquet.
The silk flowers were on sale for
$2.99 per stem. I got three of
each for a total of $27.
Remember, I'm using a gift card...
so it is all pre-paid.
You may remember the candle stick that
I previously had on the Entertainment
Center? Well, they had two more on the
Initially I thought they were different
sizes than the one I already had.
However, after paying $4.oo each for
these I found that the shorter one is the
twin to mine. Then I wondered how I could
stagger the heights.
It came to me!
Different candle heights. Some of you
are just thinking it is weird that I had
to even think about it. But, you know,
if you don't use your decorating skills you
can actually lose them.
I've been so out of practice.
The candles were in the clearance
section at JC Penney.
I don't remember exactly
how much they were but the three of them
came to about $18.
My family could not believe that I was
buying candles. I mean we have more
candles in this house than you can believe
but...Sorry guys, pillars and
soy are not compatible.
It is just a fact.
Why was I at JC Penney?
To make an exchange, of course.
The window scarf that I could just never be
happy with had to go back.
Manuela whose advice I just had to listen
to had suggested panels on each side.
That sounded like a great option.
Aren't you glad Manuela decided to blog
again? I missed her while she took a
Sure enough panels were available in the same design
as the valances. So, gaining $21 in the process,
I have added them to the window.
I love how they soften the whole thing and help to
tone down the wood trim that was so very harsh.
At the beginning of the process:
Window wall last time:
It is getting softer.
I'm liking it!
The bad news?
I didn't get the Entertainment Center
emptied yet and while I did buy a new lampshade
it didn't fit. So, I'll be returning
that one and continue to look. Sad thing
is the one I found was just $5.
But, I would rather get what really works.
Thanks for stopping by and sharing this
adventure with me. You are just the best!
I know the changes aren't dramatic...but
it is progress. And that is a good thing
with my busy schedule!
Have a great day!