Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Finally Knocking Stuff Off Of My To Do List

It was a busy and productive weekend at the condo (finally!!!) Although, I had to make a decision not to go on an annual weekend get away to Traverse City with Stephanie and Chris...

This was taken at the 2013 Shamrock and Shenanigans 5k at Connor O'Neill's in Ann Arbor, MI

It was a tough decision :( , but I got so much done and knocked off my to do list - which FYI - seems to grow by the day.  It's given me the itch to continue doing more projects, so I'm ok with my decision.

Now where to begin, where to begin....

As most of you know I am a Joss & Main www.jossandmain.com junky.  I mean next to Pinterest www.pintrest.com, Young House Love www.younghouselove.com and Thrifty Decor Chick www.thirftydecorchick.com and many other inspirational sites, I just can't seem to stay away.  I am constantly debating on purchasing items and when I'm not debating on purchasing items, I'm rushing home to get the recent package that was just delivered.  It's become my dirty little secret that I'm learning to share with people (it's part of my 12 step process).  I'm seriously thinking about starting up a Joss and Main support group for people like me and I know there are tons and tons of us out there.  For those of you that don't know about Joss & Main, you need to learn quickly.  They remind me of an Overstock.com type place.  Their prices are amazing and can also be extremely expensive.  They have all these different categories of styles.  There is bound to be something to fit everyone's style.

So the first thing I decided to do was to put together the two new pieces of furniture that I purchased from Joss & Main, so that I get them setup and decorated at my condo.  Here are pictures of what I purchased...

Hamilton Nightstand. This is similar to my Pier 1 night stand but not exactly.  I like that they match but are different at the same time.

Terrace Storage Shelf 1
(I will post about the each of these products and where they ended up in the new couple of posts)

After putting together the two pieces, I then (with the help of my wonderful father) finally hung my Ikea wall sconces that I purchased almost 3 years ago.  Ikea no longer makes this product and didn't take a picture of it in the box or before I mounted either one of them to the wall, so here is the best I could do to show you what it looks like without revealing the rest of the room...

Ikea Wall Sconce

I also decided that I wanted to hang a shower curtain in the master bath to give it some color and hide the shower itself.  I have a walk-in, 1 person shower with doors and it's just not pretty to look at.  Eventually I'd love to replace it with a walk-in steamer tiled shower.  Enough day dreaming, so I went on the hunt a while back and found exactly what I was looking for.  Now when I say I was looking for something colorful, I mean colorful.  I purchased this Kate Spade Shower curtain online from Bed, Bath and Beyond....

I love me some Kate Spade!!!!

After I had everything setup and ready to go I began to tackle the master bedroom.  I needed to move furniture, setup the new bedside table, hang the wall sconces above each of the bedside tables, lay out a pattern of how I want to hang my collection of Paris photos and then of course I had to accessorize with what I have purchased or collected along the way.  After I completed most of the master bedroom, I moved onto the spare bedroom/office.  I've been calling it the spare bedroom/office for 3 years, the only problem with that, is that I didn't have bed for the "bedroom" portion of the room.  Since I purchased my new bed, I was able to move my old bed into the spare bedroom.  I did a little rearranging in the spare bedroom and moved the base, box springs and mattress into the room.  Never mind the fact that it's leaning up against the wall, but at least it's out of the hallway. 

I'm sure I'm forgetting something that I did this weekend, but for now I'm pretty impressed with myself and the progress that I made.  I can't wait to show you everything, so stay tuned because I will be posting about each project very soon.

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