Thursday, September 11, 2008


What I want to be Doing VS. What I have to Do

Isn't that tree darling?!?! I saw Laurie Davis the Glitter Fairy show Martha Stewart how to make it on her show and have been obsessing over it ever since. You can watch the segment on Martha's website in the link above. I went out and bought the wire and have been formulating my plan. I decided on black wire instead of copper so I hope I can make it work. I can't wait to show you!

For the last three days I've been doing the "have to do" instead of the "want to do" projects. We finally found a furniture piece for our TV that fit perfectly into the TV nook. I have been searching for 4 years! So I'm jazzed to finally be able to paint the nook and get it all put together. I ended up with a sideboard instead of a entertainment center. It just seemed more practical as quickly as technology changes and TVs become obsolete. I wanted something that would work other places in the house, and certainly didn't want to be stuck with a $4000.00 entertainment center that wouldn't fit new components in 5 years. Been there done that.
Here is a little peek of the sideboard and my painting project. I'll update tomorrow with the finished nook and hopefully my finished wire tree!







14 comments:

Marie said...

I can't wait to see how you finished it all tomorrow! You have such great taste and style I know I won't be disappointed!

the undomesticated wife said...

Very cute tree! I have always loved Halloween, and I have a cute Halloween tree my friend gave me that I decorate and put on my foyer table. This one you've shown is just too adorable! I want that little skeleton that's hanging at the bottom!

Excited to see your new furniture piece!

We have a TV nook too. I have an old antique chifferobe that I use as an entertainment center. I bought it when I was in college. I had a little $$ left over from a student loan, and when I saw this piece in the store, I had to have it. Funny thing was, it wasn't for sale. It was a display piece. I conned my way into the shop owner's heart and she sold it to me. ;)

That was about 9 years ago I think. I'm not quite finished paying off my student loans (in January I will be done!!), so I bet I'm still paying off that chifferobe. ha!!

frillsfluffandtrucks said...

I'm looking forward to seeing it finished! I love nooks and seeing how people utilize them.

~ Sarah

AJ said...

Oh how I love that little tree!!! Can't wait to see your finished project:)

Cherry's Jubilee said...

Love that tree...I really need one I have little witch legs/shoe ornaments that cry out for a tree like that. Can't wait to see your tease pic finished. cherry

Denise K. said...

Hi! Just found you through the "Nesters" site and wanted to say, "Hello!" I saw on your profile that you are in CO, we are too...we moved here from CA a year ago and live in northern CO now. I called my mom today who still lives in CA and it is sunny and in the 80's today! I told her it was 50 degrees and rainy here! Happy Decorating!

Jen - Balancing beauty and bedlam said...

Oh yes, what we should be doing vs. what we want to be doing...that is the question. What I shouldn't be doing is finding fun new blogs like yours at 1:00am....I should be sleeping since I am exhausted. :)

Jen r. said...

That tree is great. I can see why you'd rather be doing that instead!

Stacey @ The Blessed Nest said...

Love the sideboard idea! Can't wait to see the end result :)

Blessings,
Stacey

M.L. @ The House of Whimsy said...

I hate it when the "have to dos" are screaming louder than the "want to dos". I posted a "want to do" yesterday, which means I need to spend the rest of the day doing the other.
Looking forward to seeing your Reveal. : )
M.L.

Kim - ScrapToMyLu said...

Aimee,
I emailed you. Yes, I received your payment. I emailed Jen again with your email address. Can you email me to make sure I have your correct email?
krjdemmon@comcast.net

the undomesticated wife said...

When are you going to show us your finished painting project? ;)

Michelle said...

I just found your site and love your creative ideas! I also love the fall and Halloween.

Stink Bone Jones said...

I saw that too and thought, how fun would that be! I keep getting side tracked with cottages I'm creating. They take way longer than I thought!

I know how you feel about want do and wish you could do.