A strange thing happened this year, I started taking down my Christmas decorations right after Christmas. That's strange for me... I'm usually a leave them up till March kind of girl. But this year I felt like ripping the band-aid off quickly. I always miss the lights and sparkle when the decorations come down, but they have to come down sometime. Otherwise you get a letter in the mail from your homeowners association saying... Please remove the giant wreath from the front of your house it's March already! (True story)
I did leave a bunch of red accents in the room in place of all my lights (my version of Christmas decoration withdrawal prevention). I haven't posted any photos of my living room progress in a while so here it is now to start the new year! The red will be going bye bye from this room as the weather warms up! For now it makes it more cozy and helps lessen the blow of all the Christmas decorations going away.
This room is full of a lot of the projects I have posted about in the past. That's my Silver Leafed pot used as a side table. That's real Silver Leaf and not my Rub n' Buff. I didn't know about Rub n' Buff when I did the pot... too bad because it would have been a lot faster and less expensive too! Then there is my nailhead trim desk, my metallic gold ottoman, and my little loveseat I recovered. Oh and the big square mirror in the picture above. I haven't posted about that yet, but will soon. You need to see it up close to really appreciate it.
Tonight we are supposed to get a hard freeze... 28 degrees... I live in Florida... what the heck is up with that. I went out in the yard and cut as many pretty things from the garden as I could because it will all be dead tomorrow, or smushed from the blankets. Here are some of my cuttings on the table.
That shelving stand in the background was in pieces when I found it at a yard sale. It cost me $3. I put it back together and shined it up with gold Rub n' Buff and now look at it!
A few more dashes of red.