As you saw yesterday… I have been to the Goodwill – Again. Well, I have a love for owls, and low and behold that I found a neat little owl picture. It is made from yarn and a burlap material. It has a couple of the colors that I am using in the master bedroom. It feels good to finally be purchasing something for the walls in there! Here he is:
Another great find this past weekend was another piece for the master bedroom and has just as much character as the first! I scored this for $5 at the Maple festival. I am very happy with this purchase… it seems to have a story behind it. When I flipped it over I found this writ
It seems that Mrs. Suttles painted this for her neighbor, in Knoxville, TN no less. Ready to see what she painted?
What a great piece, huh? An owl painted on what looks to be a piece of reclaimed wood. Love it! I actually passed it by, then had to go back for it because I knew I would go home and want to kick myself for leaving it.
Anyone else have any great finds lately?
It’s 2012, and I am in full decorate mode. I want to do it ALL – NOW!!! I want to paint the island, paint the kids’ bathroom and vanity, put in some kind of storage in the living room, create a new dining set. I could list all.day.long the ideas I have and what I want to do. But the fact of the matter is…it all takes time, and money. Both of which are running closer to “E” in my daily gas tank. So I have decided the only way that I am going to accomplish anything is to take bite size pieces. I will make a list for each room of what I want to do. Then I can figure out which items will give me the most impact for the least money to start. That should at least quell the raging decor beast inside for a while.
How to begin? I seriously have notebooks full of ideas just scribbled down as I think of them. I attempted to put them in room or project order, but that didn’t always work out. Oh and did I mention that I got a sewing machine for Christmas?? (thanks to my wonderful family!) So now I have even more projects that I need to do! Need.. not want, need. Because I need a home that is beautiful to look at, I need a home that makes me smile when I see it. So let’s start with those areas I see the most: living room, kitchen, dining room.
In no particular order:
furniture (placement and pieces)
storage (this is a big one, we hardly have any storage)
I believe that little list of big stuff handles it. I have ideas, and I have some things in the works. Sadly, any furniture work will have to wait for warmer weather since I have nowhere to paint this time of year. But there are lots more changes I can make!
In the meantime, I thought I would share some sites that keep me inspired and reaching for my pocketbook. There are lots of good deals on a variety of home decor and general items! Check them out!
One Kings Lane
Does anyone else have a decorating monkey on their back? Or have you started the year out with a new mojo? Maybe you have a project list of your own to tackle?