Drop Cloth Everything, A New Living Room And The Mac mini

As you can tell by the title, this post may be a little long.  There have been quite a few things I have wanted to share but unfortunately we left our camera charger in Virginia…yesterday our new charger finally arrived.  I did not realize how lost I would feel without a working camera!  The pictures of the tin table were taken with an ancient digital camera I still have…those are the only pictures I took all week as I discovered that technology has come very far!

I have blogged before about my drop cloth curtains. I got the idea from http://theletteredcottage.net. Because the curtains were so long I had plenty of extra fabric.  Some I used to make a table runner…but I still had a lot of fabric left over.  I decided to use some of it to hang this wreathe over our laundry room door.

Wishful thinking that I might hide all the junk that is “hidden” within.

I also mentioned we changed our entire house (not really but seems that way) around. The TV is in the side room so I had a whole empty wall to decorate.  I bought this buffet table from a local antique store.  It was slathered in the most disgusting brown paint you have ever seen with swirly, retro pulls.  Justin compared it to a pirate ship…I don’t think he had any hope for this piece.  I took it on the back porch and I sanded, painted…sanded some more…added coat after coat of paint.  It looks beautiful.

I finally printed pictures from Cora’s little photo shoot.  I hung them over the buffet and they just didn’t look right.  I started thinking and remembered my drop cloth material.  I took it out, cut some pieces and make hangers for the frames.  My sister gave me these beautiful hooks she picked up in Brooklyn.

Now when you walk into our front door…instead of a huge flat screen TV, this is what you see.

Huge improvement.

The chair needs to be worked on but that is a long time in coming.  I can’t bring myself to work on it right now!  Justin and I both don’t like the  yellow frame around the chalk board and the lamp should be smaller…but again, if that changes it won’t be any time soon. Oh…and little baby loves it too.  The pulls are not properly screwed in…so she is constantly pulling them off.

The whole living room has been rearranged and worked on but I’ll share that some other time because I need to talk about our Mac mini.   I am not some technology guru…far from it.  I’m one of those people who touches a computer and everything starts going wrong.  My husband however is quite informed in all things technological.  He is just smart with this sort of thing.  Saturday he was working on some computer related projects and hit a point of major frustration.  He never (I mean never) buys himself anything.  Suddenly he said ” I am buying a Mac mini…I can’t stand this!”  I told him he should…our dinosaur of a computer is always freezing up…always frustrating him.  He could fix it all but he does not have the time.  However, I did not think he would actually buy it because he is very frugal and never buys a thing without doing tons of research and careful budgeting.  Well, before I new it he was ordering it from Best Buy…he walked out the door and picked it up.  Can I just say I LOVE IT!  Yes, I love a computer…love, love, love…my brother Tim will only use Apple.  He is a self proclaimed Apple snob.  I can see why.  I am a computer idiot and this “thing” is so easy to understand…so fast…so well laid out.  It’s also teeny tiny and can be hidden away.  Justin laughs at me…but I can tell he’s just as in love with it.

4 Responses to Drop Cloth Everything, A New Living Room And The Mac mini

  1. Betty says:

    Oh WOW! The living room looks fantastic!!! You’ve done a great job with all that drop cloth!

  2. Melissa Marini says:

    Neil bought me a Mac Air for Christmas and I absolutely love it. I do not have the time to use it that often but when I do it is such a pleasure compared to the Windows based system I have to use at work.

  3. bchallies says:

    It looks absolutely great!

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