Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Getting all crafty up in here.

Man, I can't believe how motivated I've been!
My beautiful friend, Heidi, over here at this blog, has been really inspiring and encouraging to me. This post in particular. It may seem silly to some, but one of the dreams I have is to be able to love the home I live in and all the things around me.   I believe in the principle of only holding onto things I use or love. With that in mind, I've been uber motivated to redecorate, purge the toys and other stuff, and even make my own clothes.  I think I've found, with decorating and just my home in general, I much prefer simplicity over having lots of stuff.

My friend Rachael gave me seven chairs from her house that she's recently replaced, and when I saw them, I knew what I wanted to do with them! So, I've been scraping, sanding, and spray-painting like a crazy woman. My pointer finger on my right hand is all crampy and I dont care! I have 3 new white chairs in my kitchen and 4 to go for the dining room. And do you want to know why? Because I can't stop looking at this site and getting inspired. 
Here are some photos that have been inspiring me lately:

And those are just a few of the bazillion that I've saved to my 'decorating' folder. Seriously, I am obsessed with Design*Sponge. I know, none of those photos have white chairs in them. But they did inspire me to start making my home more beautiful! This is totally my style; vintage, ecclectic, with a bit of modern thrown in. 
Anyway, so that's what's been on my mind lately. I'm scheming up new slipcovers, pillow covers, curtains, and even new wall colors. (If you know me even a little, you know that I have a problem with changing wall colors on a much to regular basis.)
Happy Monday! What are YOU doing today?


From Snowflakes To Hotcakes said...

These inspiration pics all remind me of our younger sister. LOL You two are so alike in so many ways!!! I love your colorful and vibrant spirits! :-) Love, your biggest sista

randi---i have to say said...

it's fun to dream, isn't it? :)

Mary / Touch of Heaven said...

I can attest to the changing of room colors. I can't even begin to name all the colors your old bedroom has been! Love you!

Lora said...

love all those photos!