Besides that, we watched episodes of Homeland and Shameless, cheered the Pats to a victory over Baltimore, and curled up by the fireplace. Awe - some. However, this means that I was incredibly unfocused and unproductive on my home projects. The living room windows still aren't completed (wah!) and I didn't tackle any new projects. Last night, I started thinking about what I want to accomplish this week and I came up with a few things. 1) Finish those darn windows, 2) Start priming the master bedroom, and 3) find a sideboard/buffet for the dining room. I've been working on number 3 for some time now, but I haven't found anything that I loveee. Plus, I'm a little indecisive about what color I want. I mentioned that I was working on a yellow/gray/navy combo for the living/dining rooms, but I hadn't decided where I wanted to incorporate the yellow. Originally I was thinking with the area rug and I even pinned this rug on Pinterest.
Two problems. 1) It doesn't come in 7x9 (the size I really want) and 2) it's out of stock in 8x11 (the size I would settle for). Bummed that I was having trouble finding the rug I really wanted, I started thinking about doing a yellow sideboard or buffet. Problem? Yes. No one sells yellow sideboards or buffets. I checked out some unfinished furniture websites to see what was out there, but I wasn't that impressed. Also good quality unfinished furniture is e-x-p-e-n-s-i-v-e. Did I really want to mess it up and paint it yellow only to learn that I hated it? For the heck of it, I started perusing other blogs and by complete CHANCE, I stumbled on this post by A Place for Us. Some things are just meant to be. :) The woman behind A Place for Us found a sideboard at Ikea, took the plunge and painted it yellow AND guess what? I love it!
"Heigh-Ho! Heigh-Ho! It's off to Ikea I go!" Of course, when I return home and begin assembling this beast, I