This has been a very long week. A sad week, but now is not the time to go into all that!
Instead, I want a distraction. I want to think about something fun! So I want to talk about decorating!
Last weekend, I went to that Double Baby Shower and it was very nice. The woman that threw the shower had added on to her home and done alot of remodeling and I just walked around in awe. It was just beautiful! I was envious, not jealous but just wishing that my home looked like hers. Then on the drive home I stopped at a Home Improvement store and just walked around.
But there are so many blogs that I follow where women do the work themselves and I can learn! Money is definitely an issue, Or should I say the lack of it but as one of my best friends always says "That just forces us to be creative!" and that's true. Lack of funds can force a person to search out Estate Sales and Goodwill stores and yard sales and sew and paint and create a home that isn't a cookie cutter of someone else's.
But full disclosure: if I ever won the lottery, I'd just order full rooms from Pottery Barn!
This first one, Hmmmm.....I'm thinking I could make some pillows out of muslin. and then paint them!
And these pillows, I know I have some old vintage white tablecloths somewhere. I could make some pillowcase shams and embroider them...I bet Martha Stewart's craft book could show me how to embroider.
I have a table very similar to this...I got it at Goodwill on 1/2 off furniture day. So it was only $20.00!
But I think I will paint mine WHITE!
And I have my estate sale finds. I don't have this but I have an old L C Smith typewriter!
(I bet Denise would want this!)
And I have an assortment of glass vases and cloches and I could make some cool terrariums!
(and I know Nita would love these!)
I could coffee stain some watercolor paper and hand print with a Sharpie some spice labels.
Ahhhh towels!..............gotta buy some of those!
I think these are lovely...sure I could maybe get some at an estate sale but.......No.
I get towels for wiping muddy paws but not for ME!
Kinda an ICK thing, at least to me!
Hope everyone has a fun weekend!
I know that I am going to be busy!