Instead of the hour+ commute to and from work 5 days a week, my husband now works from home 4 days a week. And I now have a designated space for my studio where I make stained glass mosaic light switch covers and stained glass sun catchers. Here's my etsy site - Judy Evans' Collection.
We moved to a lovely home on an acre of land. Next door to us is a forest and we occasionally see deer in our yard. The wild life that we used to see was crazy golfers - the deer are much more gentle and certainly quieter!
With a new home comes new decorating plans. Our first project was to paint our guest room - and it's great having a true guest room instead of a multi-purpose room where friends and family stayed while visiting. We painted the room a soft lavender, Glidden Misted Lilac, and bought a side table to go next to the bed. I'm still painting the trim. Pictures to follow......
When deciding on a paint color, I looked for the trending colors for 2014. And then decided to disregard what the 'professionals' thought and to go with my comfort zone - I'm a purple girl! After all, we're going to see my color choice every day and the 'professionals' will never see my choice! I hope I made the right decision.
We have more to do to personalize our home and I'll keep you posted.
In doing decorating research I came across something interesting. Shape Tape by Frogtape is a roll of precut chevron, scallop or wave tape that can be used to create unique patterns. I plan to use this on my next painting project, our master bedroom and bath. Not sure how, but I'll figure it out. Here's a link for more information - http://frogtape.com/index.php/products/frogtape-shape-tape
And here's a link to a blog that seems to have everything you need to know about painting - http://makingitlovely.com/2010/03/09/diy-painting-tips-tricks-and-a-step-by-step-guide/. It was nice to find out that I really knew most of this, but helpful to be reminded of the how-tos. Maybe it will help you too.
|Here's a picture of one of my sun catchers.Please check out my etsy site to see more.|
I'd love to hear about your home projects and any helpful hints you have to share.