animal lover, gardener, knitter, and gourmet cook


We’ve been doing a little work in our living room in anticipation of the holidays. For years now, we’ve been trying to decide what to do with the fireplace mantel–originally we were going to replace it, but then I thought “why not paint it?” I did just that last weekend (in dark gray) and it looks great–certainly easier and cheaper than installing a new mantel.

I also bought three small bookcase/tables that we grouped together at one end of the couch. And, I have new blinds on order for the living room and dining room and the windowsills will be getting a coat of paint before they are installed. Brian’s also going to be wrapping up the trim in the living room. That should just about do it for those two rooms.