As Mr. Baxter can attest, we have been majorly lazy around our house for the past month or so.
We being me.
My husband has been rather active. Waking up for work at 5 a.m. for the past several weeks and waking up about as early on the weekends for duck hunts. I'm glad his early morning schedule is coming to an end. Especially since I'm convinced that as soon as he pulls out of the driveway the ax murderer who's been hiding in the bushes will finally come in the house and finish me off. It's no way to live.
I never do well this time of year. I blame the grey skies and the long stretch of time from my last company appointed day off to the next. Thank heavens for Mardi Gras parades and king cakes, otherwise, I may not have the will to go on.
Being tired and worthless and boring does lend itself to one good thing. Lots of online shopping. As I lie on my couch with Mr. Baxter watching Harry Potter, I've managed to accomplish a lot for good our homestead.
First came the curtains.
We took down our Christmas tree and hung these in the same day and managed to stay married. It was miraculous. When I ordered fabric swatches from Ballard for my dining room chairs (you'll have to scroll to the bottom of the linked post to see them), I ordered a sample of this fabric and came to love it.
It didn't work for my dining room, but I think they turned out beautifully in our living room. Now I can watch Harry Potter in complete darkness. ... in the middle of the day ... since that's all I do lately. We also have curtains for our dining room that are in production and will hopefully be ready in the next couple of weeks. You can see that fabric in this blog post from August.
I also decided to get a start on our master bedroom. We've lived in the house for nearly two years and have done little with that space. I wanted to focus my efforts in the places that most people hang out when they come over. Now, it's time to make a cozy retreat for myself!
I used the money we were given for Christmas to put toward this headboard. I love upholstered headboards and think this will give the space a cozy, elegant look (once I paint over the mint chocolate chip colored wall paint). And since our headboard and bedspread are very neutral, I ordered two of these lamps, with a little splash of blue, from One Kings Lane for a great price.
I will have to document my final project on Monday. I had two chairs (that my neighbor put on the curb ... is that embarrassing?) reupholstered and they're being dropped off today.
I'll have plenty more projects and interesting things we've been cooking up next week. Toodle loo for now.