When we moved into our house over a year ago, I had big plans for the built-in ledge that’s in our living room.
“The ledge” is common with houses built about 10 years ago (our house is 11 years old) but I always liked them, and I thought I could be really creative with ours.
And then I decorated it ONCE. And I dragged the ladder back and forth and back and forth, climbing up and down and up and down, trying to get everything just right. (For those of you who have never seen me in person, I’m not tall. I’m only 5 feet 4 inches tall, to be exact.) Almost an hour later, I had had enough! And then, in a few months, I had to do it all over again when I had too pull stuff down and dust it! In another few months, I pulled it all down again to decorate it for fall, and then, just after that, AGAIN to decorate it for Christmas. And you know what happened after Christmas…I had to pull all THAT down again! It was getting to be kind of a pain.
So I left it bare. With nothing on it. For about 6 months.
But then, I had run into Hobby Lobby to get just one thing. (You know how that goes!) They had all their home decor on SALE for 80% off! 80%!!! I had to go check it out. And as I rounded the corner, the angels sang, and my eyes lit up as I saw a trio of decor items, priced at $8, $10 and $12, respectively. I bought – hook, line and sinker!
So then I had SOMETHING. Take a look!
Here is our living room:
Can I just say here that it’s funny what you notice when you take pictures of your house. Allow me to explain:
All of the above I noticed when I downloaded this picture to the computer, and wish I had “fixed” them before taking the photo…but we’re all friends here, right?