Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Decorating: One of my many illnesses

One of my passion's is decorating. Passion is a kind way of saying I am obsessive/compulsive about everything decorating. I watch shows, I read magazines, I read blogs, all about decorating. I never seem to get bored with it either. My latest project is finally complete! It is a window seat in my kitchen! This project has been an albatross around my neck and I am thrilled/relieved that it is complete!



I love to decorate and cut corners. The rectangular pillows are actually $2 (on sale) placemats that I stuffed. The long pillow is a valance ($5 on clearance) that I stuffed.



The wainscoting is actually textured wallpaper. You can get it here. It is less expensive than wainscoting. You don't need power tools to apply it. It is paintable and only took me two hours to apply. To finish it off, I added a chair rail. You honestly can't tell that it isn't the real thing unless you touch it.

My daughters love the window seat and have spent hours playing there. Ironically, I still prefer using the kitchen counter.

Do you have any projects that you are currently working on? Please share!

12 comments:

Jana said...

I LOVE it! You are very talented. I really love the colors. IMPRESSED!

One of my favorite things to watch is HGTV! It's awesome! I don't love to decorate, because it is so dang hard for me. I just don't have the knack, but you certainly do!

Dellp said...

You are amazing! I wish that I had half your decorative flair. Oh well...

Danya said...

Please...Come to my house! I'm cheap without the talent.

2busy said...

Come help decorate my house? Please, please, please? You are so talented, and way to think outside the box by stuffing the placemats and valance. Great idea!

The Freed Family said...

Wow! You're amazing. Everything looks great. I am not really into decorating....I wish I was. I just don't have the eye for it. I don't have any channels to watch to teach me either. I hear lots of people say they love HGTV---but I've never had it. Also, I don't thrive on doing projects--they stress me out and make me cranky.

Joy said...

Projects!! I am always in an uncompleted stage of a project!! We just tiled our upstairs livingroom and hallway. Now I am trying to touch up baseboards and then paint. Then I will have to add something to the wall. I will find something I am sure.
Your project turned out great!!

JulieJ said...

Wow! That looks really cool. What a great trick on the wainscotting.

Amberly said...

It looks great! You are so talented!!

William said...

I had a window seat installed in my bathroom - the neighbors complained. When I got out of jail, the police made me remove it. :(

stoner said...

Willy....a window seat in the bathroom? I am going to tell MOM!

Perfectly Imperfect said...

Willy, we, the neighbors, were not complaining about the window seat - it was the curtains we wanted removed!!!

Just kidding - I am not even your neighbor.

Okay - I need a decor-doer because - well, I don't do it. So tell your other friends that you are busy and get over here STAT!

Tina said...

I could paint and redo forever...but Jeff hates my projects and we argue about what to watch...I want HGTV, he wants something less offensive like professional poker, you know, cause it's a sport and all. Maybe not, but still. Right now I think, since he hates me decorating, I am going to redo our window treatments in our bedroom... not sure, have to find the perfect fabric...then maybe I can tackle painting the upstairs or maybe finish cleaning out my closet and organizing my craft room.