We had a gloomy sort of weekend so I thought it was the perfect setting for some home projects to get done.
Number one project that needed to be handled was the dining room. My dining room has been in a state of nothingness for quite some time now. It’s the last room in my house to get tackled. We are on our third dining room table and I’m hoping this one sticks!
For the last couple of months I’ve finally known the direction I wanted to go in. But due to other projects this stayed on the back burner, but within the last couple of weeks fabric has been ordered:
The dining room chairs have been painted:
We found and purchased a new rug!
And this weekend we started to wallpaper the dining room!
I had originally painted the room a gray shade, but this needed to be covered up in order to prep for wallpaper.
*Don’t ya love my brass chandelier! Ah it was in the house when we bought it and it drives me nuts that I haven’t replaced it yet.
Now in order to wallpaper properly I needed to paint the room again in a shade similar to the wallpaper only to have it covered it with paper once it was dry. It is best to repaint in case any seams show the slightest bit of wall. It’s easier to fool the eye if the paint is the same shade as the paper.
So Saturday I painted the room a shade that was practically identical to the grass cloth wallpaper I picked it. Then Sunday we got to work in papering the walls. No final pictures yet. A girl’s gotta keep some secrets!
I get to paint from the chair rail down white today and then we are one step further to a finished room.
Another project that got started was some gardening. Even though it was raining outside I knew I could get some things done inside.
Last year we spent hundreds of dollars on flowers for the yard. They were pretty for a couple of weeks and then bam they started to die.
So this year I decided to produce all the blooms myself.
I picked up a couple of Jiffy Greenhouses at Walmart for $5.50 (this is the cheapest I’ve seen them) along with packs of flowers seeds for .20 cents each.
First step was to pour 2 and half liters of warm water onto the pellets:
Then you had to wait a couple of seconds for them to poof up:
Next I took a chop-stick from our junk drawer and used to make a small hole. (There is already a hole to begin with I just wanted it a bit deeper.)
Two-Three seeds are then placed in each pellet:
Last step cover them up and place labels so that you know what’s what. They then have to stay covered in a warm place without direct sunlight.
There are a couple more steps before they can go in the ground outside so I’ll make sure to take pictures when those steps happen, but for the time being I’ve already started my little garden.
Jon has two cases full of veggies already growing! We did the same thing last year and had great success with peppers!
So loves, what did you do this weekend? Anything fun or was it filled with projects or perhaps a little of both?
I finished up a couple more projects that I’ll be sharing this week as well.