Thursday, March 15, 2012
Friday, March 9, 2012
If you know me, then you know that plenty of what you see is DIY, thrifted, hand-me-down, or sewn on my machine. Honestly, you should have seen the shelves before I painted them with four coats of "Luscious Mango"!!! (They were black and brown, bought from 2 different yard sales.) What I love about this room is that it is functional, colorful, and fun. There is nothing that is unused or simply for show. I also take just a wee bit of pride in the lovely fact that not a piece of furniture is brand new or purchased from a major catalog source. Truthfully, I wish I could have grown up in this room. What I love is that he appreciates this room as much as me.
Sunday, March 4, 2012
Making things makes me happy. Every weekend I try to spend a little time messing around, doing whatever it is that I want to do. It washes away the stresses of a busy week.
A while back, I found this antique aquarium for a quarter. It has a crack in it which no longer allows it to hold water. The kids and I started getting antsy for spring. We went to a local nursery and bought $6 worth of plants. Then we scavenged a little moss from the woods. Easy peasy. Our own indoor spring. Go make one! It's fun and I promise you'll love it. There's nothing like creating something that offers up immediate gratification and takes very little time and money to achieve the effect.