One easy project that you can do is recovering an ottoman. It only takes about an hour and the outcome can enhance any room. I found the material at Hobby Lobby and it was $7.99 a yard and you can always use a coupon. That is the nice thing about smart phones, you don't need printed coupons anymore.
A second project is find a focal point to enhance in your house. Sometimes that can easily be done by using items you already have in your house, but rearranging them differently. I chose to work on my plant ledge above my front door. I haven't done anything with it since we have lived here. I am a firm believer in less is more when you really aren't sure what you want to accomplish in a space. Plus, I never really understood the plant ledge, it's not like I am going to get a ladder out to water plants and fake plants would just get dusty. So, when I recently came across these two canvas paintings at the thrift store for $5.99 I became inspired.
|The canvas on the left is the original paint. I took free paint and applied one coat. I applied this coat, so you would not be able to see the print through the material.|
I covered the canvas with chevron material, added a few accessories I had around the house. Lastly, I added a small print and voila. I love the change. Small but definitely made a difference.
Third an easy change is to buy new pillow covers for your current pillows on your couch. This is an easy and inexpensive change.
These pillow covers were $6.99 at Hobby Lobby. These were a steal at that price. I loved the pillow underneath the cover, so when I get tired of the chevron I can go back to my original.
This was my original pillow.
I tend to like to change things, so these are just a few projects that you can do around the house. They are very inexpensive and easy to accomplish. I like to incorporate different prints in my interior and this chevron print can be incorporated into any room.
Have your made any small changes in your home lately?
Also, I am participating in the The Circle of Moms Top 25 Fashion Mom Bloggers Contest. I would love your vote. You can vote once a day until Jan 23, 2013. You can click on the icon on the right or at the link here. Thank you so much. Have a great weekend.