First off, I won 2 black and white Chevron pillow cases this summer from The Mathew Family Happenings. I love them. When I got them in the mail, it totally inspired me to re-do my room. So thanks Mary Kathryn. I heart them.
I went to my parents house for my first week off. They live down the Jersey Shore. My mother is a home decor nut. We talked all about what I should do and we went to thrift stores in the area. A set of 3 crystal candle holders caught my eye in a house in Tuckerton, NJ. A woman has a house full of antiques and crystal. My mother hates fake crystal so when I said that I liked the candle holders she went over and looked at them. They were real crystal but they were a little pricey. My mother, one never to pay full price for anything, started her haggling and bam they were now mine! Thanks to my mama! Love her. I love shiny, glittering, fancy, classy Yup,that is me. These now set off my wanting of crystals to be part of my room re-do.
So I have had my bedroom furniture for 13 years already. I would have loved to get some new furniture but it wasn't in the budget. The original color was a distressed black stain then I whitewashed them back in 2000. Hubby did my the biggest favor and sprayed them black and added new hardware to one of the dressers and the smaller night table. The other dresser was given to me when I moved into my house. It was painted black and when I was in Lowe's getting hardware I could find matching hardware. I have to go look in Home Depot. It's on my to-do list. God only knows when I'll do that. lol.
So in 2 weeks, I got in a mini vacation at my parents and then painted my room, painted my furniture and found bedding. I thought for sure there would be no time to finish decorating due to school. I was supposed to go back on a Sunday but the weather had different idea. Hurricane Irene decided to make a visit to the East coast. My mother's town was evacuated. My mother and brother from NY came up to me. My father stayed home to protect the house. I was so excited to see my mother again. 2 visits in 2 weeks.
Well, back to my reality, nursing school. 14 more months to go!! Thank you Jesus.
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