So Hubby walked in the other day and gave me 'the look'. You know the one that you get when you've gone shopping and maybe you have been going a little overboard lately. But this time I got to say, GOOD NEWS HUBBY! I'VE BEEN SHOPPING THE HOUSE!
He is a pretty quiet guy and he just looked at me with the confused/tired look that Desi always gave Lucille Ball. (And he's getting pretty good at Spanish so I'm expecting a foreign rambling under his breath any day).
"Shopping the house??"
"YES! I mean, decorating with what you have, you know?"
I had a blank wall beside the door off the kitchen that was really bugging me and I had decided I wanted to put a bar cart there. The trouble was every nice bar cart I saw was megabucks. I want to save megabucks for something more fun than a barcart... So then I just went looking around the house to see what I could move into that spot. We have a playroom/guestroom space that I haven't really decorated yet and there was a table up there that I realized would fit perfectly in this spot. I went to the attic and found a lamp, stole the tray from the kitchen table, and opened up the box with the tiered tray that I got for Christmas. I took the greenery from the laundry room and set out glassware from the kitchen. The metal basket on the bottom had been holding a plant that died...(normal at my house). The blue jar and owl picture had been in the kitchen but it they weren't really adding any pizazz there.
I had ordered the mirror for my oldest son's room, but it just didn't work in there. I thought it fit pretty well here though and I had just ordered a pack of these little boxwood wreaths to scatter around the house, which I think is pretty cute on top of any mirror or hanging on an armoire door, etc.
Sooo if budget doesn't allow something new, why not just move things around for a fresh look? And if you are just starting out and don't have much to move, swap with your friend who is in the same boat. New stuff for free! And speaking of free...here's the scoop on my giveaway!
It's just a little something, but I want to say thank you for the support you've given me on the blog. If you are interested in winning a small boxwood wreath like the one hanging on my mirror, just comment below by the end of March 26, 2017. Any comment will do, but I'm particularly interested in what you want to see more of on the blog...more personal stories? More decorating? More faith based posts? Be sure to add in your email address so I will be able to contact you for your shipping address if you win. Remember, I'm still a fairly new blog so you have a good chance at winning if you comment! I'll randomly choose a winner and will announce it on the next blog post.
See you then!