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Friday, March 7, 2014

the Spring spruce up.

It seems odd to think about Spring. It feels like only yesterday that we were knee deep in snow here in Portland. Well maybe it was only calf deep. But still.

Yesterday I noticed the hellebores starting to bloom and the muscari poking their grassy leaves up.
I found myself walking around the house rearranging things and dreaming up little projects, when it dawned on me that I was sprucing up for Spring.
The last major project we finished is what I call The Great Board and Batten Wall [see post here].  Since I can't decide what my next major project should be, I've been diving into smaller easy to accomplish ones.

Like sewing these great pillow covers using the beautiful Tatiana curtain panel from World Market.
[before: old pillow, tatiana curtain]. 
[after: pillows with pretty new covers].
Oh yea, I sew a mean square! That's about the extent of my seamstress skills.  My poor sewing machine never gets to do anything harder than this.
At $33, that Tatiana panel made 4 pillow covers...what a steal.  And the other day I found a $17 curtain panel at Target that coordinates perfectly with the blue in this pattern, so I'll definitely be sewing a few more.

Next up on the hit list: do you all recognize this bed? I think half the people who bought a bed in the mid-90s bought this girl, including us.
[master bed - before].
Living in a house that backs up to a forested area, I still like the knotty wood since it translates well into our environment.  One day I'd like to sand it down and refinish it to a more modern wood tone...but that's another project for another day.

The theme here is simple decor refreshes: that means I've got my eye on those iron thinks they need to be painted a shinier glam-ier metallic. They're just screwed into the frame so they're easy to remove and spray paint.

So friends, what color do you think...
something else?

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