I think it is entirely possible that I am the slowest decorator on the planet. I have some serious issues people. Who takes 12 months to decorate a simple living room end table? Me, that’s who. First I shop thrift stores for months finding a table that is the right shape and size. The easy part is painting it. That I can almost do with my eyes closed.
Accessorizing, not so much. I scour Pinterest for decorating ideas. I put things on the table, I take them off. I arrange them, I re-arrange them. I decide I need different things. I make different things. I put them on the table. . . and the saga continues. I think about hiring an interior decorator to help me make decisions. But then decide I don’t want to fork out the cash. After all, I’m a DIY’er, so I should be able to you know, do-it-myself. So I buckle down and get the job done. It’s not always perfect, but it’s good enough. At least for awhile.
After a slow and deliberating process, my living room table is finally decorated. (We won’t talk about the other two tables in the room, mkay?) Here she is:
The table itself was a DIY project. I bought it a couple of years ago at a yard sale for $5. It had a few scratches and was really dusty. Nothing that a little spackling and spray paint couldn’t fix!
She looks so much better now that she’s all dressed up. And in case any of you are wondering, here is the break down of each of the projects.
1-This faux plant was my biggest splurge in the room. I bought it at Tai Pan Trading. Even with a coupon it was $40. I almost didn’t buy it, but my husband was with me and talked me into it. So glad I did. It would have taken me hours to make, and probably wouldn’t have saved me that much money. Thanks honey!
2-I found a thrift store frame in my stash and spray painted it white. Filled it with the printable quote that I designed.
3-The nest was actually an Easter decoration that I didn’t end up using. The bird is one of those ever popular Dollar Store birds that I spray painted white.
4-My frame needed a little height, so I covered some books with fabric and placed it on top.
5-My easy peasy spray painted decor balls.
6-The pedestal bowl I pulled from another room.
Whew, I actually did it. It is such a great feeling crossing this project off my list!
What unfinished projects are nagging at you? Please tell me you have some.