What a crazy day it has been today. We've been having some major heat the past few weeks, but today it rained all morning and part of the early afternoon. For the most part, it made the weather really nice & cool, but when the sun would peek through, it was warm & humid. Also, for some reason, I couldn't fall asleep last night. I didn't fall asleep until 7am and made myself wake up at 10am so my sleep schedule wouldn't get out of whack since I have to go back to work tomorrow. So, it's been a crazy, weird day for me.
|"Before" - the bookcase on the right. You can see how tall and dark it was|
|"After" - the green and white shelf liner lightens it up.|
I have also seen all the pretty coral products that Pottery Barn has. They're a bit pricey for me, but then I found Home Stories A 2 Z post about how to make your own coral for cheap. She found some coral at Walmart and just spray painted them white. Um, brilliant! They didn't have a very good selection at my Walmart, so I picked just one piece for $8 and got some spray paint. Again, I forgot take a "before" picture (what a slacker), but here is the outcome.
I also spray painted a couple of picture frames that I hadn't used in awhile because they didn't really go with my decor. I sanded the frames up a bit and primed the one of the left. I used Rustoleum's Heirloom White. Once they dried, I distressed them (I hadn't decided if I was going to do that or not, but I didn't do a good job at spraying the one on the left) using the sand paper.
During my trip to Walmart yesterday, I also bought more poly fiber fill. I'm planning on making some pillows that I'm very excited about. And since I got that, I decided to stuff my current decorative pillows on my couch. I had bought decorative pillow covers at Bed, Bath & Beyond quite awhile ago and put some cheap pillows that I already had inside them. Well, they never properly fit, so I sort of didn't like them. Well, after I got home from Walmart yesterday, that was the first thing I did. I took those puppies out and stuffed them with the fiber fill and I am so happy with them now! They look a lot better and feel better.
So, I feel accomplished this weekend. I wanted to get some other projects done, but wasn't really in the mood for "house" stuff. I was more in the mood to be crafty. Hope you had a good weekend!