I've been busy packing up the house, sorting, having a garage sale, selling things on craigslist, and packing some more. I hate packing! Each day I see a bit more progress... I'm so looking forward to having this move over with. I actually enjoy the unpacking. It's during that time that I can decorate and find new places for my treasures.
It's been so good for me to sort through my things and decide what to keep, what to sell, and what to donate. I've always told my family, friends and clients that "if you don't LOVE it - don't keep it!" It's become obvious to me that I haven't always practiced what I preached. It's amazing how easy it is to accumulate stuff! The saying is true that less is more, and I plan to begin living that way!
I showed you my black and cream damask bedspread here. I wanted to add a new and exciting accent color, one that I've never decorated with before. I've decided on turquoise. I've become such a fan of this color! As I was packing items, I found a couple of things to paint in my new color so that I could add them to my bedroom after the move. Rustoleum has a beautiful spray paint color called Lagoon. I bought a $3.00 can, and transformed these items...
Into these ...
I didn't paint the pillow! I had every intention of recovering another pillow when I found this beauty at a discount store for $10.99! I couldn't believe how perfectly it matched my painted items. I added a glaze to the frame to make it slightly different than the vase.
So ... for the cost of the pillow and a can of spray paint, I'll have a whole new look to my room. I'll show you how it all looks together when I get settled in after the move.
I won't be blogging for the next couple of weeks while we move and get settled. I'm hoping that I'll have plenty of helpful hints on living simply and small space living for you very soon after.
Until then, on with our adventure!