IT’S TIME FOR A SUMMER REFRESH AT THE CABIN AND THE FIRST SPOT TO GET A MAKEOVER WAS THE FARMHOUSE SHELVES IN THE DINING ROOM!
Do you ever have one of those days when your décor just isn’t working anymore? That’s the way I was feeling and it all centered on giving the dining rooms farmhouse shelves a summer refresh.
I knew it was time to give them a good dusting so rather than pick things up and dust under them I decided to take everything off and start over. Good thing I did I found a few dead ladybugs and spider trying to hide under the cow print.
After they’d been whipped clean I decided to use what was already there just rearrange it differently to give it a fresh new look. Over the last year I’ve downsized my décor items so much I rarely have anything new to share. I’m sticking with what I have used in a different way or a different room.
I debated whether to replace the cow print with something new but everything I tried in that space just didn’t work so back it went. I really have no method for decorating shelves I just place the big items first and fill in around them with smaller grouping.
I have no idea if it’s the right way to do it or not but it works for me. I place a few things, stand back and have a look-see, and if it doesn’t feel right I do something different. If it looks good and I’m happy with it I move on to another empty spot on the shelf.
If nothing else I have clean shelves again and for some reason the same old stuff looks new again. I’ve never understood how some people never change a thing in their homes. They never move the furniture or get new artwork for the walls. Maybe more people are like that and I’m the strange one.
All I know is those farmhouse shelves turned into more brilliant ideas, and more changes in the dining room. I’ll be back to share those with you soon once I get hubby to move a few heavy pieces for me.