Crafting ADD…And a New Living Room!

by Jocie Hagan (email Jocie) | | October 23, 2012 | 20 Comments »

As you learned last week in my All About Jocie post , I am a licensed psychotherapist. So I have decided to diagnose myself (yes, that is frowned upon) as having “Crafting ADD.” I made that up, but I bet some of our readers have it too.

You may have Crafting ADD (Attention Deficit Disorder) if you have 2 or more of the following symptoms:

  • Start new projects before finishing old ones
  • Work on lots of crafts at one time
  • Dream of new crafts to do even though your current list is already LONG
  • Pin constantly
  • Buy stuff at Hobby Lobby with no specific craft in mind
  • Own a craft/DIY blog

Okay, so some of these symptoms overlap with Crafting Dependence/Addiction but you get the idea. 🙂

My Crafting ADD has hit an all time-low…maybe not…but I’m still a little ridiculous. I have been working on the kitchen, and am mostly done. But I decided last Thursday to have a Girl’s Night and scheduled it for last night (Monday). So instead of just cleaning the house and showing off what I have already been working on, I decide to start my loving room redesign.

At first, I was just going to paint, but then it turned into getting new lamps and curtains.

In the last 3 days, we have done nothing but work on the living room. Even as I type, Ethan is cursing at  installing the curtain rods.

Here is the before…not horrible, but nothing too special. I decorated and painted 6 years ago when world market style and darker, warmer tones were popular. Now it seems very dark and outdated, although still cozy.

First we prepped the room, taking everything off the walls, scraping and sanding the walls, and spackling.

We moved everything to the center of the room and started priming.

Here’s my cute little assistant who enjoyed running circles around the stuff!

And Ethan priming under the cloak of night.

And now, the paint. I chose Behr’s Delicate Mist, a light blue with a gray undertone. It’s very pretty and fresh without looking too much like a baby blue. I would have gone with Benjamin Moore, but I didn’t want to drive further to get paint samples and the paint itself since we were so short on time. And yes, I’m that lazy.

Then we put stuff back up on the walls. Not everything will stay. I will slowly add/substitute decor, probably a lot home-made items. We also hung new curtains. Thank you for those who participated in my Facebook survey – we hung the curtains high, by popular demand! 🙂

I will also probably get a few more curtain panels since it looks a little sparse. I bought everything Target had, so I’ll have to wait until they get more in stock.

Here are the new end table lamps I got at Home Goods. I really love that they are small and fresh in color. Although Fred thought they looked too beachy. What do you think???

I also put pillows on the couch that I am in the process of making for my friend, Allison. I will hopefully be making my own pillows, not these exactly but probably something like it because I heart them.

Here’s the “complete” room…for now!

What do you think? Any suggestions for the decor in the room?

As Always, thanks for reading!

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