Chic on a Shoestring Decorating: Room Makeovers Galore!

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Room Makeovers Galore!

Hey, friends!  How's it going?  I've been a little bit of a slacky-slackerson blogger lately.  Not because I'm lacking stuff to blog about, I actually have too much!  I am working on all kinds of fun things for the blog.  The problem is that I've got too many projects and nothing is complete.

And, even though I've got plenty of projects, I just keep adding to my list.  I recently made one little change to my living room which is turning into a complete makeover!


I got a pair of these lovely French script chairs for Christmas.  Well, actually... I picked them out and bought them and said they were  my Christmas present.  Does that count?  They were a crazy good deal (of course or I wouldn't have got them!) but more on that later...
French script occasional chair at Chic on a Shoestring Decorating blog

These beauties suckered me into adding "living room makeover" to my already long list.  I'd been itching to do it anyway so these chairs were the perfect kick start.

So, besides the living room makeover here's what else I'm doing... because inquiring minds want to know.

This could also be called "Home Goals 2013" I guess.  It is still January after all...

To-do List aka: Home Goals 2013

Redecorate formal living room:
  • New pillows, curtains, accessories
  •  New furniture arrangement, selling some old & getting some new 

Redecorate formal dining room:
  • Painting dining room table and chairs with Annie Sloan Chalk Paint
  • Reupholstering chair seats
  • Painting curtains?
Makeover #1 son's bedroom "Industrial/Rustic Chic":
  • Paint
  • Build headboard
  • New furniture arrangement
  • DIY Decor
Makeover #2 son's nursery to big boy room "Rustic Chic":
  • Paint
  • Build Headboard
  • Paint dresser
  • New furniture arrangement
  • DIY Decor
Makeover Office/Mom Cave
  • I'm not sure if it can be called a makeover because it hasn't ever been "made" since we moved here almost 4 years ago... Sheesh!  

Master Bedroom:
  • Reading Corner chair & gallery wall
  • Paint Dresser with AS Chalk Paint

Family Room:
  • Board & Baton install
  • New artwork
  • Wall treatment (stencil, paint, not sure yet....)

My mind is always reeling with all of this fun decorating stuff and I love it.  I'm glad that I have friends like you that feel the same way.  Thanks for your patience with me as I get things done.  I'll have some big reveals soon!

Speaking of big reveals, did you see my beach themed master bathroom reveal?  Probably my favorite reveal to date!


  1. *chuckle* I could have written the above. I get excited about projects too and do too many at once. My word for the year is focus. I need to focus on one project at a time until it is %100 done! I have a tendency to get it to %75 done and then I start on another project because I am burned out or got frustrated with the first one. lol I am s l o w l y getting better...I think. ;)

    Loved your master bathroom reveal and know whatever you are working on will be a treat. :)


  2. I feel for you with the too many projects under way and nothing finished. I'm in the same boat and have promised myself I'll finish something, anything, tomorrow!

  3. I so can relate...the too many projects and not enough time. But I had a good laugh this morning as I read your Christmas present strategy. I've been known to do the same thing to my husband. And yes, it does count! I think secretly my husband appreciates it from time to time! And once in a while...ok, more than once in a while he surprises me with a little something else on Christmas too!

    Have fun with your projects, I look forward to seeing them completed!

  4. Same here, just to much to even think about plus having a cold doesn't help! I just came back from viewing your beach bathroom, just one word "awesome".

  5. oooh i LOVE the idea of having home goals! we are in the middle of renovating our house and i need to do that too :)

    please stop on by:

  6. I laughed at the story about you picking out your christmas present. I do that SAME thing. My husband hates it....

    That is an ambitious list! I'd be lucky if I got half of that done! I love the idea of stencil-ing in the foyer...i would love to do that in ours....

  7. One of the usual things that many normally do around January is a home renovation. Most of us feel that it's the perfect time to apply some changes in our home since it is the start of a new year. There are a lot of things that you want to do, huh? So in the list above, what are the things you've done so far?

    William Gulliver


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