This past weekend passed in a blur of laundry, cleaning and decorating.
Friday night the hubs and I had planned a date night, but because I’ve been working overtime, I got home and immediately changed into pjs. Safe to say the only thing we managed was to watch a movie on tv with takeout. ( It happens more often than I care to admit, really).
Saturday night I enlisted the help of my really good friend to redo my living room decor. We finally added the mantel I’ve always wanted, and I love her style. Nothing made more sense than to have her come over and go shopping.
I’ve shared a quick sneak peek of the completed look on my instagram, and heard great feedback so far!
The funny thing is, she pushed my envelope. I tend to be safe, so if I have one thing in gold, the rest will be gold, because, duh, they go together.
She prevented me from falling back towards that. She took more risks, mixed more styles and materials. And boy, did I love it.
It all started with the tray. I had a very boring black tray, and I felt it was pulling the whole look down. I kind of swore off of trays.
And then Home Goods threw this beautiful marbled tray at my face. That puppy weights a ton! And I couldn’t resist. So we started building the decor around that.
I’m still turning on the light on top if the mantel and admiring her handwork. I’m in love with my living room. A room that wasn’t really put to good use. I have a feeling that will change.
I love the space, I love the mix and match of looks, and I love that she went even further and gave us the idea of a bar tray! I’ve never thought of that! It’s not looking amazing yet, because we are not too much into liquor, we prefer our ice cold beers, but there’s always room for new additions. ;)
It really goes to show how much fun it can be to bring someone from the outside, that knows your style but isn’t afraid to push you. The result is amazing. At least I think so! It may not be everyone’s cup of tea, but it’s Brian and mine’s, and that’s what ultimately matters. :)
Our future plans for the room include: to remove the bannister, change the flooring and to update the dinning room light fixture (we already have one picked out and it’s gorgeous!)
Sunday was a day to recharge. We went to church, did some grilling, lazied around the house. We decided to go to the movies to watch the new Mission Impossible, and it was really good! I don’t think I’ve watched all of them, but it was really entertaining!
The night ended with me putting this together, reorganizing my linen closet (because, why not?) and getting ready for the week.
How did you spend your weekend?