yes, we are. We have been trying to pretend that Riley is still at the vet and will be coming home soon. Its so hard coming home to our house with no fur ball waiting for us at the door. I dread getting up in the morning to go to Kate's room to get her clothes because Riley won't be following me in there. It's not the same making dinner and not having him begging me to give him some. Last night we realized that we are totally living in denial when we got home and received a card from the hospital where he died telling us how sorry they are about his passing. Or the flowers that our vet sent us because they adored our boy and feel so bad. We were really hoping that this was just a bad dream and we were going to wake up one morning to him squawking at us. I guess it really is real and he really is gone. Ouch. ouch. ouch.
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