I’m ready for a change, how about you? It’s those months between Christmas and spring that seem to drag on and I’m never quite sure how to decorate to carry it through. I decided to let the décor be and maybe I’d get a fresh idea while I cleaned out my home décor overflow room.
By the way today is the Cozy Living groups blog round up hosted by Jennifer from Town-n-Country Living. She put this together for us as a way to share with you other inspirational monthly ideas. You can see them all in the thumbnails below.
What do you know while I was cleaning, sorting, and dusting I came a cross four tablecloths that I’d picked up for $12 each at a place called Ollie’s a long time ago that I never did a thing with.
I’m a sucker for anything checked so I’m sure that’s what attracted me at the time, and lets face it were can you get that much fabric for $12. I’m no longer using my rectangle farmhouse table in the dining room so the tablecloths were of no use. Instead I decided to use them as curtains in the living room.
I pulled them out of the package and put them up, I didn’t even go to the bother of hemming them to the correct size, I just folded over the top and I figured with time the wrinkles would hang out, and they did.
Now the place was looking a little livelier again. I love the cabin decorated in black and white but I was in desperate need of a cheering up so I went with blue and green for a pick me up.
I found a blue enamelware bowl in my stash and plopped a plant in it and added some blue paint to an old chair I’d cut down to make into a stool/plant stand. A couple of blue and green throw pillows and I was done.
The cabin now feels fresh and new again and the pretty colors have done wonders for my mood. My entire inspiration came from my tiny watercolor painting I did recently and a tablecloth.
I guess getting up the ambition to clean out that room yielding some pretty good finds. I do have to say I reduced my décor stash by half, and was happy to help a teen give her newly decorated bedroom a new look with the things I weeded out. I also decorated a friend’s tiny guest cabin and the small box of stuff I had left was donated to our local hospice store.
It was good for my soul to see others be able to use some of the things and I know the donated pieces will be sold and the money used for a good cause.
Thank you all for stopping in today and don’t forget to click the links below to see more cozy ideas for February.