Monday, January 10, 2011

The Little Things Make a Difference

I feel like I'm always saving money for that big item that will make all the difference in my life.  But when I really think about it, it is all the little things that really keep me happy.  That skinny latte from Starbucks, an $8 t-shirt from target, or a new Red Currant Votivo candle for the house.  So instead of waiting to buy that chair/splurge on a hair cut/go out to that fancy dinner, I decided to spruce up all the little things around the house that I've been meaning to change.

Thanks to a few gift cards and forgotten funds in my paypal account, I bought a new bath mat for the master bathroom (it is hard to find affordable 60" mats!), a roman shade for the bathroom window (the sarong currently nailed up isn't cutting it for 2011), storage bins for my craft/linen closet (why are they so expensive even at TJ Maxx?), new drapes and throw pillows for the living room.  And I finally ordered fabric for some chairs I've neglected to finish.  Tomorrow I am going to frame some prints that have been accumulating.

You know what that means?  I'll have some "After" pictures for you very soon :)

For now, here is a little teaser:

Fringed Burlap Panel


  1. That chair is great. Can't wait to see it when you're done. I love that last image too, everything about it!