Sometimes it’s the little things that help shape you as a person but you don’t realize it when it’s happening. When I was a child, my Dad would come home with metal wire puzzles he made at work (he was a welder). He was really crafty and resourceful, always making improvements to our home. From re-tiling the backsplash to installing hardwood floors - I was always watching from the sidelines to see what he would do next. My Mom worked as a government secretary for 40 years but let me tell you, she could wrap a present like nobody’s business – and this was waaaay before Martha Stewart days and long before Pinterest was even a thought. Twine, eucalyptus, ornaments you name it…wrapping Christmas presents was an event at our house and I loved every minute of it. 


Since this past August was my parents 40th wedding anniversary, I really wanted to do something special for them.  I wanted to give them a new living room! Head over to the Leon's blog, Hello Yellow to read the full post and see all the before photos HERE !