Floors painted: check.
Walls touched up: check.
Built-in painted: check.
Curtains: half check. (Maybe a quarter check, actually.)
The curtains themselves aren’t bad, though you can see how stupid they look mounted on a tension rod. We’ll have to hang a real curtain rod up near the ceiling. Also, I’m going to suck it up and paint the ceiling. And really, I think I might try to convince my husband that the built-in has to go. The thing is ugly and lends to the creepy-1970’s feeling. Also? Not symmetrical, which is driving me nuts!
I’m off to review my inspiration files and maybe do a mood board or something… sigh.
Update: we’re taking out the built-in, storing it somewhere. Score!
Update (yes, again, because I am this neurotic): I’m in love with this (a la Decor8’s moodboard contest 2008, via good ol’ Dooce)…
See that one up there, #3? That, I think I could do. Black floors, white walls, accents of yellow, and above all: warm and comfy. Right? You’d want to stay in that room if you came to visit me? #6 and #8 are also super awesome, as is, of course, #17, but I’m not spending that much moolah on a rug, so it’s out. I could, however, spring for some yellow here and there. And maybe add a yellow edge (piping?) to the curtains I’ve already half-made. Plus, I already have blue sheets and yellow accents. Strange, seems like I’ve mentioned this blue and yellow thing before.
If this doesn’t work, I swear to God I’m doing burlap curtains just because they seem fun. Strike that. They’d be a total b*tch to sew, right?
ARGH! Liz, honey sweetie pie? Don’t you really want to come visit the lovely state of Tennessee? I’d let you boss me around and everything, as much as you wanted to!