I’m going to have to change my blogging schedule so I won’t always be visiting with you on Saturdays! I’m sitting here, after making a breakfast run with Carrie, waiting for another load of clothes to finish their cycle. I started thinking about another project I’m planning. Every December my girls and I have a Cookie Swap – this year will mark our 15th – and I start thinking of things I want to do to get ready. While I always live downstairs, I have a perfectly nice bonus room upstairs that I really only use during Christmas! Because part of our guests go upstairs, I put a tree up there and decorate, but the room is very much forgotten the rest of the year.
Here’s a view of the stairs (pretty steep) and the room from the door:
As I said, the room is largely forgotten and it also gets the pleasure of receiving all the cast offs from downstairs. Last year I did put bead board wallpaper up and paint it, but it desperately needs a face lift. The room has a slanted ceiling and furniture placement and accessorising is difficult.
I have books and a tv up there, as well as a big comfy couch, but it still needs a lot of TLC. One weekend, Sarah sat down in a chair and we saw a little lizard run out from underneath her chair, so guess who refuses to even go up there?!? I had left a window open for some fresh air, and the little creature thought it was an invitation for him to get comfy too!
Well, as you can see, this is an ongoing project. Some new curtains – maybe some I’ve used downstairs – relocate things from other areas, and other accessories will liven up the old girl before Christmas. Plus, what room doesn’t look gorgeous decorated for Christmas!?!
I also have that pesky garage door problem that I’ll tell you about soon! Hope you all have a MARVELOUSLY restful and fun Saturday!