I've been busy decorating at home! On Wednesday I painted and hung some barn stars--almost all of which I bought off eBay as they seem to be scarce in my neck of the woods. I used the Nester's painting technique -- aka I painted with my fingers and Bounty papertowels. Boy oh boy did that make clean up a breeze! No paint brushes or anything of that sort to deal with! The stars started out a mix of colors; one was red, most were black, one was cream and one was yellowish. I painted them with a mix of white and blues.
The first picture is my formalish (really there isn't much formal about it!) living room with nothing on the wall above the armoire.
And, obviously, the second picture is of my freshly painted and displayed barn stars! I love them! The top of the armoire still needs some decorating, but this is major progress. It is nice to have some color on the walls. Next I need my husband to cut me some wood that I can paint black and fit inside those little display ledges off to the side of the armoire. The village of houses displayed there is my husband's hometown in Massachusetts...but right now they're recessed into the shelves a bit and I'd really like them to sit up a bit.