Friday, January 4, 2013

Small home interior changes for the New Year

 With taking down all my holiday decorations came a little sadness. So, to brighten these winter months you can make a few small changes to your home's interior. I have made three small changes to start off 2013. All of my changes involve using a chevron print. That print can update your home interior.

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.


  1. Great job on the interior updates. I do really like the canvas chevron. From my perspective it totally mimics the entry door and looks fantastic!
    Hope you have a great new year!
    I dumped the sweater post and the sweater. I only had it on a short time and I was itching right thru my tights.....coughing too! Something about all of those fluffy fibers! Oh, well it's off to the thrift store so somebody can say what the hell is this!

  2. I totally agree...even a few small changes can make a big difference! Happy new Year:)

  3. I love how that totally changed the look.

  4. Hi Carrie! Love the changes. You are so creative.

    I just noticed today that your blog is not showing up on my blog roll and I don't know why. So adding it back right now.
    Happy New Year!


  5. Loooove the chevron stripes Carrie. You're inspiring me!- Marcy


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