Not too much has changed since our last post. Still no paint on the walls :-( Its killing me but I really want to wait until after our final drywall meeting before we start painting. Projects.......well...I guess I have a couple of things to report. My husband is building a shed from scratch and I must say doing a great job!! I think it will be very cute once its completed....which was my only requirement for the shed. I'll try to post pictures once there is more than just a skeleton of the shed in our yard. I also made some cornices for our guest room windows that turned out pretty nice if I do say so myself. I've gotten quite a few compliments on them. My husband built some stairs off of our sliding glass door so now we have access to the back yard from the back of our house. I am dying to put in a patio but, as I mentioned before, I recently lost my job so some of the more pricey projects may have to be put on hold. However, this may be a good thing so I can see what types of patios/decks etc. others are doing and how they are designed so I can get a grasp on exactly what I will want. If anyone is willing to share their patio/deck ideas or plans I would love to know so we can do some planning. I'm also hoping we can do some landscaping before the summer is over. Originally I would have hired out (we were going to do it this summer when we did the patio) but I think to keep costs to a minimum we will probably do it ourselves. I'm hoping that will be our next project once the shed is done (hopefully by this weekend). Other than that I love seeing all your ideas you are sharing. We have actually implemented some of them ourselves in our own house.....so thank you all for your tips!! By the way I have tried to comment on some of your blogs but seem to be having trouble...just know we are still reading and enjoying everyone's upgrades, ideas, projects, and tips!!
Below are some pictures of the cornices. I found the directions on how to make them online. They were pretty inexpensive and easy to do. My mother recently made me the quilt in the picture for a gift (LOVE IT!!). I used the same fabric she used in the quilt border to make the cornices so they match. Hopefully I'll use the rest of the fabric to make some cute toss pillows, perhaps cover some lamp shades for the guest room lamps (once I finally get lamps and some side tables) :-).
I hope everyone is doing well and if anyone wouldn't mind sharing their deck/patio/landscaping ideas I would love to consider them!!