Thursday, October 21, 2010

Happy Fall!

Hello all, Sorry it has been awhile.  Are you glad Fall is finally here!  I am happy, but done with the rain, mist and overcast skies.  But being stuck in the house, not really stuck just don't want to go out in the rain, I start to think about certain projects that have been rattling around my brain!  Ever have any of those?

When we redid our house 2 years ago we didn't touch the family room cause it had been painted and crown added a few years before.  But now after seeing so many cool ideas in blog land I have a few thoughts on what I want to do.

Here is the fireplace, dirty red brick and the old builders oak mantle.
I need to clean the brick, paint the inside black and really want to 'chunk' up the mantle and stain a little darker.  Since it is off center with the window, hard to really do anything else!  We really don't use it, but I would really love to get some of that cool fire ice, then I would use it!  Now just have to decide if I should reface the brick or paint it!

Here is the wall behind the couch.  Yes I am making it real, blankets and all.
Sorry used the flash for this one, this room gets dark.  I really want to do a board and batten treatment here, it would lighten up the room, and really should be that hard from what I have read.  Have you seen the cool wall treatment Miss Mustard Seed used in her guest room!  That would be cool as well.  I love her stuff.  And you must see Jan's wall that she did like Layla at Lettered Cottage, Amazing!  Check it our here Grams!

So what do you think!  I really don't think either project would take that long.  And I am home all day, well most of the time.   We are hosting Thanksgiving here this year, so that is my motivation.

Have a good day!