I have the most horrible case of spring fever. I can often be found clawing at the windows and howling at the door to be let out. I know, though, that it is still February and I have weeks or months to go.
So I have decided to bring a little spring into my dark and dreary living room. Here is the before picture. Not only can I not afford new furniture….
but as long as someone keeps throwing up all over the existing furniture, getting new stuff would just be heart wrenching.
I’ve already started adding some extra color to the mantel.
I went around the house gathering up whatever I could find that popped. As you can see, even though I’ve been talking about painting my walls for the past three years, it hasn’t happened yet. I believe it will very soon. DH walked into the room the other day, carrying a shirt I had never seen before. I said, “Stop right there! That is my wall color!” So we’re going to take the shirt to Lowe’s and have some paint mixed:)
Today, I escaped from the confines of these walls for a bit, and made my way to the thrift store. I spent only $14 and plan to get a new room out of it. Now, don’t be alarmed; I know some of those pillows there are hideous (except the blue one). I want to bury the ugly couch in bright colored pillows, but why pay $10 a piece for pillow forms when I can get them for 50 cents at the thrift store?
I am going to cover the ugly pillows with these pillow cases,
and whatever is in this bag. I don’t know what is in there, but it was full of pretty color and only 99 cents! Shall we peek inside?
Ohhhhh! It’s a faded-edged table cloth and some large pieces of very old smelling fabric with two edge seams.
I almost forgot to show you my favorite find! Isn’t this gorgeous? Imagine how pretty it would be with some flowers tucked in there.
I have a lot of work to do, starting with throwing most of this in the washing machine, but probably not the cast iron tea kettle;) I thought I would just put the pillows in the dryer on high heat to kill anything that might be on them. (I’m germaphobic) Do you think that’s a good idea?
I can’t wait to see the results and to show them to you! I sure hope this works!