OK, so I did all of that decorating and the house looked great for about a week. Took a bunch of it down and started over decorating for christmas. I just love the big cracked glass christmas balls I found and the Santa bell. The house is looking good.
I finally got around to decorating the dining room and living room. Every year we have Thanksgiving at our house and I realize about half way through dinner that I still have done nothing to the dining room. So this year I found some curtain rods I liked and it kind of snowballed from there. Fabric remnants which made beautiful drapes, table runner and pillows for the living room too. Recovered the dining room chairs with another bargain piece. A couple of candles and some flowers, wala...new dining and living room. My own mini makeover. They still need a few things like a rug and some pictures but at least it is a start. Now to get the sofa reupholstered. Maybe next spring. No need to rush these things!