I have the fireplace on and I'm moving furniture! The chill in the air has put me into nesting mode like crazy! I think I completely ignore my home all summer....who's hanging out in there anyway, right? But now the time to snuggle and be inside is creeping closer and I look at my family room and think "who put all this boring crap in here?"
The quickest (and cheapest) way to feel it's new is moving furniture and swapping out the accessories from another room. Last night I brought in a little side table I had actually hung onto for myself. Turns out my lamp was wayyyy to tall for it, so the merry-go-round of lamp shuffling began. Room to room I steal lamps, accessories and wall art until this room feels new and fresh. My living room however.... sort of a mess but that's for another day of shuffling!
In the spirit of the fall room freshening, I thought I would share a couple of DIY tutorials for quick and CHEAP ways to change your room up.
You may have seen this around the shop when you were in. It's an inexpensive way for me to add some colorful display pieces to perk up vignettes. Enamel painting on the inside of clear glass. Salvation Army and Goodwill will be your best friends! Dozens of clear glass options are available at thrift stores on any given day. You will find easy instructions here at Sugar and Charm.
A nearly free way to add some new decor is to bring some outdoors IN. As we all prepare to spend more and more time inside this fall, having a little of the outdoors around the house feels so good. This tutorial gives you a basic idea that you can take off with and do all sorts of variations in every room.
Wait for a rainy day or a cold evening and then get busy! The possibilities are endless!
Who Am I?
I've tried it all..hair stylist/faux painter/stay at home mom/jewelry artist/late in life college student. Through all of those former "careers" I have had one constant passion.. a love of junk, flea markets and creating! It took me 30 years to find the courage do this full time and I have finally settled on what I'm going to be when I grow up!