I even sunk as low as to go to my least favorite store in the entire world - Joann Fabrics - three days in a row. But, it is done and was well worth it; my living room finally looks complete.
So, here are the new additions:
I bought a very substantial mirror at Target to put above the sofa. On either side of the mirror I framed two pieces of fabric, which makes for very cheap and cute artwork. I bought two frames at Target and glued the fabric to the mat of each frame. Unfortunately there is a glare in the photo, so it is a bit hard to see!
I also needed a relatively substantial piece of artwork to fill the wall above our chair, so I did an oil pastel drawing of the back of a nude woman. This was no easy task. The drawing itself was not difficult, but the first time I hung it, the frame fell and broke (that frame was from Ikea - go figure). So I threw the frame in the dumpster and bought a new one at Target. The mat on my new frame, however, was too small for my drawing, so I thought, Okay; well I will just draw a new one. Three attempts and every one of them was bad. I had no other choice than to dumpster dive to find the mat from my broken frame. Of course someone had to throw their trash out at the exact moment that I was fishing around in the dumpster, so I looked like a crazy person. Whether or not all of my trouble was worth it, I am really not quite sure, but I am pleased with how the drawing looks in the room.
Last night I had my mom over to show her the new additions to my apartment. Seeing as I was "entertaining," of course I had to run to my favorite store, the one and only Surdyk's. I have to say the trip was well-deserved, after having spent so much time at Joann this week. Ugh!
I bought two bottles of wine to share, grapes, Gouda cheese, Greek olives, and my favorite Carr's whole wheat crackers - they taste like cookies! It was a delightful spread - brainless for entertaining.
I guess that is all I've got! More baking and entertaining this week - can't wait!