We have been busy changing all the floors and wall colors in our house, and we are finally getting to the decorating! I love planning out the details of a room. I like to keep it simple and functional, and use things that have meaning to us (and preferably cheap or free stuff!) Here are a few of the projects I’ve been working on. Bluebirds of happiness:
These bluebirds were Dave's parents and were displayed in the living room in a glass cabinet. When I cleaned it out, I put them aside, hoping to use them in our kitchen. When we went up north for a weekend away, we stopped in a Norwegian gift shop, and there were the birds! Apparently, they are the bluebirds of happiness. Awesome. I love being happy. I did a little research on the internet, and found this saying with the picture. Perfect for our kitchen. Printed it out, cut it, framed it, and wa-la! A key holder!
Postcard Wall: For years, I’ve been collecting postcards with the hope that someday I could make a postcard wall. Well the day is here! Luckily I didn’t have to spend very much money on this project because my mother in law loves pictures and had a lot of frames she let me use! Bonus! I spray painted the frames a creamy white color, then chose the postcards that fit the best in the frames I had. I arranged them on the floor to get an idea of how I might place them on the wall, then handed them to Dave and told him where to nail them up. The whole process was very precise and scientific. Like everything we do. Ha!
Pillow Redo: This is my first attempt at recovering a pillow. I have been wanting to use my sewing machine more and have used it a couple times since moving into our home. I think its something I could really get into, just have to make time for it. My mom gave us these pillows (more free stuff!) and I wanted to use them in the living room, but the pattern wasn’t really going with the new décor. I wanted to pull a color from the dining room or mudroom into the living room, so I used the yellow. The recovered pillows look pretty good in our living room.
Slowly but the surely the details are coming together. These "house projects" are going to be put on hold, as we have a lot of "nursery projects" to do now that the weather is warming up!