I have been trying to find cheap ways to improve the comfy, cozy, charming-ness? of our home. We’ve done a lot of work, but of course a lot more could be done!
One project was to reuse a couple of old lamps. I broke our bedside lamps from IKEA (sad day). So we needed new ones. I thought the ones from our living room would work upstairs, but then I’d need new ones down here. We had a couple from our guest room that doesn’t exist anymore, but they weren’t the right color. I repainted them so they’d go well in our living room. The problems I’m having are with the lamp shades! I could have just bought new lamps for the cost of lampshades! The current ones do not allow much light to go through, and our last ones were much brighter. Their shade of yellow/brown also just clashes in here. So that project is still unresolved, but here are some photos anyway.
My next project just fell in my lap this weekend, literally! Craig’s mom Lori had these canvases she’d intended to use, but hadn’t done anything with, so she asked me if I’d like them. Heck Yeah! I bought $15 in fabric (probably could have bought less, but I’m not too experienced in buying fabric) and covered them, and hung three in the living room with our canvases of photos from our wedding, and three upstairs in our bedroom. Here’s how they turned out.
Back to getting ready for guests!