The Little Things

This weekend has been all about unpacking, setting up and putting away.  Right now my youngest is mad because I won’t let her go play with her friends until she finishes unpacking.  We finally reached a compromise when she was down to the last four boxes.  If she did two she could go.

Yesterday she told me she couldn’t unpack until I put the contact paper on her shelves for her.  I hate contact paper.  It is an evil, sticky thing that always has wrinkles and is never quite the right size.  So, when she was riding her bike with her friends I set about making her life easier (or at least more fashionable) with chevron contact paper.

These are the “befores” of the shelves in her room.  I must admit they are kinda gross looking although clean. They could use a coat of paint, but that will have to wait for summer vacation.

It did go easier than I expected.  here are the “after” photos with the contact paper.  Each shelf has a wrinkle, but no one’s perfect, right?

Now if it will only help with this….IMG_3180

K wasn’t the only one who needed to unpack and organize.  I’ve gotten the kitchen, dining room, TV room and living rooms mostly done.  It’s down to the important decisions, like what to put over the fireplace….

Do I go with the clock?  The painting from my Busia’s house?  The mirror that the hubby made me before we were married?   Eventually we will paint the room and plan to put white brick up rather than the wood facade.  The brick will go to the ceiling. I’m excited for that.  So whatever goes here will eventually hang on white brick. What to do?

Any thoughts?


5 thoughts on “The Little Things

  1. Sheryl says:

    I would hang the mirror and put the word “family” in vinyl letering in the middle of the mirror. Or whatever word you like. ☺…my two cents!


  2. Amanda says:

    Can I say how jealous I am of the fire place? That’s the one thing I compromised on in my house and it kills me! Wondering how much it would cost to put one in 😉

    I vote painting! I’m a sucker for a good floral. Go with the painting, off center, with some cute candlesticks of vintage decanters on the other side!


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