It’s by no means finished, but at least we have progress!

And it’s only been three months!

Good Lord. I feel like Meryl Streep in The Devil Wears Prada: “By all means, move at a glacial pace – you know how that thrills me.”
In the longest makeover known to man just a few short weeks we’ve gone from this:

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To this:


To this:


To this!!

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I made the curtains using the tutorial from one of my favourite bloggers, Kelly at View Along the Way. Her ideas are really spot-on, and this curtain tutorial was very approachable, particularly for someone with limited (but developing!) sewing skills. DSC01067 DSC01069 DSC01071

We’ve tried really valiantly to make it work with the sofa and armchair set, but their days in the living room are definitely numbered. The sad part is that they’re actually really solid and the upholstery (for all that it is ugly as sin) is in pretty good shape, but it’ll cost us so much to have them re-upholstered or professionally slipcovered that it is cheaper to just buy a new sofa! I’ve got my eye on the Tristan sofa from Leon’s:

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We also still have a LONG to-do list for this space…

– Paint touch-ups

– Find a way to take out the creases from the rug (oops)

– Side tables?

– Find a way to hide the internet router

– Plant stand?

– Artwork?

– Cushion covers

– Hem curtains!

So it’s a work in progress but it is a fair sight better than the spinach green/off-colour yellow disaster of yesteryear. And we are slowly but surely re-painting all the trim in the house white (who paints the trim green??!), so that’s a step in the right direction.

In other news, my parents received an offer on their house! So that accounts for the radio silence in the last couple of days. They were here for Thanksgiving, and the negotiations took over our lives. But not so much that we weren’t able to enjoy a beautiful Thanksgiving dinner together on Saturday night. I cooked my first turkey, which turned out marvellously, and we had two friends-who-are-really-family over as well. It was wonderful to celebrate together and give thanks for all we’ve been blessed with this year.

Happy Thanksgiving to you all!

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