Monday, June 13, 2011

Slipcovers For Dummies

Remember when the leather cube was popular?  No?  Maybe just in our house.  I haven't known what to do with them since our move.  So, they sat, not matching anything, in a corner.

I got a creative bug this weekend and decided to try to cover them.  I always thought you couldn't cover leather because it is slippery.  Well, I decided an ottoman is an exception to that rule (is it a rule?).  I found THE EASIEST guide here.  I even surprised myself when they came out so well.  I should have done this a long time ago.

The fabric is Annie Selke's Link Slate.  I may have to make pillows with the leftover fabric.  Try it folks.  You will impress your friends.

Friday, June 3, 2011

30 Day Diet

I followed the Spring around like a groupie last month.  If you start in the south and slowly work your way up, you can have a month of perfect weather and wisteria blossoms.  I love witnessing earth's big yawn from hibernation and watching the people slowing defrost from a cold winter of being cooped up inside.  I miss this most about living up North.  I miss the big smiles us runner's and dog walkers would exchange.  That knowing look of huge appreciation to be able to just breathe again.  The sun followed me to Boston last week and I got to see all of this again.  It was great!!

I'm back in the house and avoiding unpacking.  I'm hoping the closets will unpack themselves or the contents will just disappear; I clearly did not need them anyway.  I don't even know what to wear.  There are too many options now.  I need to simplify.  I need to purge.  I need a house detox.  I'm thinking this:

Image courtesy of Cococozy

Anybody have any suggestions for a yard sale?  Best month/time/advertising?