It has been very busy here this fall... Unfortunately, that hasn't meant busy with the house, it has been more just plain busy! The school year is off to a great start (the first quarter ended this past week, can you believe it??)...
About three weeks ago, I decided to finally paint the powder room! In two evenings after work, I slapped on a couple coats of Bay Waves (Valspar, same as in the master bedroom). It's not decorated, though, so no pictures. Who wants to see a toilet, anyway? Related: I'm in the process of painting the kitchen the same color whenever I get a spare moment. Aka it might be done by February. :)
This past Saturday, I took off to IKEA with a few friends (Summer from my Eurovision Party, and her roomie Celeste). Since the nearest one is about 3 hours away, this couldn't be the recon trip I would have preferred... so I jumped in with a budget and came out on top!
Among other things...
I picked up two sets of (2 panels each) the Ferle curtains. I also grabbed ring clips, although I've decided not to use them... This is just one set of the curtains. They actually cover the giiiiiiant window! I didn't expect that, hence I purchased two sets ($15/each). I may double up for a fuller look, although I'm tempted to keep the spare set for fabric.
Next, I finally found a suitable rug for the living room... and a coffee table!! Did I mention I was $20 under my self-imposed budget?
Yay! That green rug is delicious, no? It's not high-quality, yet it will do for awhile... and that color is perfect. It matches the netbook.
Also in the aforementioned budget, I managed to get a new bed for the master bedroom, so (soon) there will finally be a bed in the baby's/spare bedroom. Yay! It's from IKEA's Malm series. Once it is together, picture will follow... and then we will have to get a new mattress. Exciting, no?
Until then, since it's been so long since I updated, here's a parting shot of Poly and her best friend, Stick. They are relaxing on the old curtains.
How did you spend your last six weeks?