Monday, August 15, 2011

The mantel is complete!

I realized today that this is week FIVE of living in Lubbock. How can that be? Within a week I had basically completely finished the living room, master, and kitchen.

And thennnnn I got bored of the whole decorating/unpacking thing. So the guest bedroom is only half finished and the office and garage are still piled FULL of boxes of things that I'm not motivated to unpack because I don't use them very often.

Someone come visit so I will get motivated to finish this junk!!

The flower beds have been my main priority lately because they were the construction zone when the house was being remodeled and the only way to describe their state is awful.

ANYWAY. This house has an awesome fireplace which is basically the whole reason why I wanted the house. It's actually double-sided so it faces the living room on one side and the master bedroom on the other and makes me feel like I'm on vacation in the mountains whenever I look at it.

That being said, this fireplace is the focal point of not only one, but TWO rooms. Now I've only had one other fireplace in my oh-so-long life and I decorated it by hanging the TV over it. Needless to say, I had no idea how difficult it was going to be to decorate this thing. On two different sides. I decided that the mantel in the living room basically needed to somehow tie the entire house together.


So I procrastinated with the decoration for a few weeks. You know how it goes. I knew I wanted my chalkboard to be the main focus. I had also bought some cute urns from Pottery Barn that I wanted to work into the theme somehow. I finally dragged myself to Hobby Lobby (a terrible chore) and completed my vision with 50% off items.

I'm not sure how I managed to make this into such a long story. All I really needed to say is, "Hey. I finished my fireplace mantel. Here it is..." Oh, to be a simple person.

At this rate I'll be finished showing you the rest of the house in about a year. Bet you can't wait! :)


bee said...

This is so neat! I love your interior design talents!

texasholls said...

Very cute!