Just a quick update on progress, the light is still pretty dim this morning, it's overcast outside but I wanted to get this posted before my day really begins. You can see I have the curtains finished. I am waiting on an order for some lacey sheers to add. They were clearanced out so for all the windows it will cost less than $25....if I like them, if not, the search will continue. The desk you see has been brown for years. I have meant to paint it, and until this last week it just never got done. It wont be staying forever, but it sure looks better with a coat of paint on it! I sprayed the hardware silver and then sponged white over that to tone it down and make it blend into the background more. If I keep it too long, I would love to find some crystal knobs and pulls, but right now they arent in my budget. I will wait until the sun shines for more pictures. It's just too dim for good ones. Now off I go, a busy day ahead as I am having 27 of my favorite people (relatives) over tonight for a baby shower I am throwing for a very special cousin who has waited a long time for a special blessing:>) I'll post about the party tomorrow, but right now, I have a shower to prepare! I hope all of you have a wonderful last weekend of summer fling! Go swimming, camp, lay around and do nothing. As for me, we will be packing up the youngest daughter, my sweet Victoria Grace, to take her to her college Monday. Bittersweet, let me tell you! I know it will be good for her, but her father and I will miss her so much! My eldest daughter, Lauren Kathleen, will continue to attend a University right here in town and will no doubt be completely smothered with all our affection. I'll see you all soon, have a great weekend!