Chris and I are house sitting in Corona Del Mar for the week. We did this last year and loved it and now we're back! We have had the perfect weekend. Chris had to work a few hours on Saturday and snuck away early so we could enjoy the beach. We walked around Laguna and went to a yummy small family Italian restaurant for dinner. Chris took a hot tub while my feet dangled in the warm inviting water. 6 more months and I can go back in one! I begged Chris to stay home today and it wasn't too hard to convince him. We slept in and took Lily (the golden retriever) for a nice long walk around Balboa. Came home and took a heavenly nap then went to Little Corona and played around in the tide pools. It was the most gorgeous day!! Once we got home from the beach we came back and rested up a little bit more then went to Fashion Island for dinner, dessert and more walking! We spent some time in Barnes and Noble thumbing through baby name books looking for a boys name that we could both agree on. We now have a couple! Yippee! We're now back at this beautiful abode cozy and ready for bed. I'm so thankful that we have had this time together and that Chris is completely relaxed and ready for another insane week at the firm. Back to this beautiful day....we could see Catalina from the balcony of the house today. Picture perfect! I got an awesome picture of the sun going down behind Catalina and I will post it later when I feel like walking to the other side of the house to get my cord.
Remember that one time my husband bought a tv wall mount and then I decided we needed a new tv stand? And then it made me realize our dark furniture would look way better if I lightened it up? And then it was time to get rid of the old dark throw pillows and dark rug? And then all of a sudden that fireplace looked so out of place. So we gutted it. All because we put the tv on the wall! Here’s a little walk down our DIY family room makeover. Before . I started with this old corner cabinet that i got for free years ago and painted chocolate brown. I dusted her off and went to town with chalk paint. Then I got rid of the old dark rug and started changing out our throw pillows. Then it was onto the fireplace. Before Chris took out part of the wood floor to extend the floor of the tiny fireplace. We also cleaned out the fireplace and sprayed it with cream paint that can withstand 1,200 degree temperatures. And then we sucked out the old volcano rock and put in this fire glass fr