Out with drab winter and in with something cheerier. This is the time of year when I’ve had enough of winter and start looking forward to spring, and that makes me long for bright, pretty colors. It also makes me remember how painful it is to swap out my slipcovers. They look great, fit great, and wash up great but they are a struggle to get on. My hands hurt for days afterwards, but it must be done.
If you remember for winter I used turquoise, rust, and blush in my decor, I love the color combo but was ready for something new. I washed the sofa and put it back on I felt it was still a good color for transitioning into spring but I swapped out the rust chair covers for natural. For some reason the natural always feels clean and crisp to me.
And the gray and white buffalo check curtains got replace with my beloved red and white curtains. No matter how many times I use the red and white I never get tired of them. While at TJMaXX I spotted the nubby texture lamps, my old ones were oil rubbed bronze and I felt like they got lost in the log walls, the off white stand out better and are more versatile for other rooms in the house.
I was on the hunt for new fabric patterns to update my throw pillows when I found a 50% off rack at Hobby Lobby with pre made pillow slips. I grabbed everything they had in colors I decorate with they were marked down so far I couldn’t buy the fabric for that; much less the time I would have involved in making them. If you have a chance take a look at them, their nicely made and have a zipper closure, I didn’t expect that.
I also made the framed print “The Country Life For Me” it’s also the tagline in my header now and if you’d like a copy you can download it here.. The cow painting also came from Hobby Lobby, I love my other cow print but this one had the turquoise background I was looking for so into the cart it also jumped. I felt it was a little to small for the space so to beef it up I kept the original cow print frame in place and added the new cow print inside of it. The galvanized tool caddy filled with blue mason jars came from the Shipshewana Flea Market, I’ve used that in so many ways around my house it was a good buy many years ago.
Did you notice my “Love Bus” pillow? it’s for sale in my shop and comes in several colors if you’re interested (the print is on both sides and has a zipper closure). If you use this link there’s free shipping until February 8th at Midnight PST.