March felt more like winter than February, but nonetheless, spring is officially here! But with spring comes the urgency to get things done before the lazy hazy days of summer are upon us. I get motivated to clean, organize, sew, and decorate. Check out what’s been happening in my happy place.
Cushions, Pillows and Chairs….oh my! My porch cushions were in desperate need of new cushions. Not only were they dirty, but the fabric had started to tear. I figured I could get a few more years out of the cushions before actually replacing them so I found a pretty cherry red fabric that would feed my soul for my red obsession. Since I’m so willy-nilly with commitment to fabric and upholstery, I wanted a solid color so I could change it up at will with throw pillows. I accented the chairs with lumbar pillows made with a Solarium outdoor fabric in a boat house print.
Homage to Cows The SML area is surround by the most beautiful farmland I have seen in a while with lots of cows. It reminds me so much of growing up on a farm (minus the hills). I wanted something fun to redo the cushion on this antique rocker I found at an estate sale so I found this fun 100% polyester fabric in a brown cow print from Fabrics.com. It’s unexpected and I think goes with any decor in moderation.
Garden Decor Sprucing Up A few pieces of garden decor were chipped and needed a bit of a sprucing up. Nothing a little spray paint couldn’t handle. To achieve an aged patina look, I first sprayed the little boy with a black/bronze color. I then took a cloth sprayed with a wee bit of green paint and rubbed it on areas of the boy to give him a whole new look. I hot glued a little butterfly on his hand and it looks good as new! I was so happy with the results, that I started looking around for more things that might need a quick touch up.
Bippity-Bobbity-Boo In just a few weeks I will be heading to the happiest place on earth with my daughter’s family. I wanted to make something special for my little princess, Addy. She loves to dress up and the colors will be beautiful with her long curly blond locks and bright blue eyes. So, while visiting my grandkids and while they were napping I whipped up this cute little sundress full of Cinderellas.
New Accent Pillows With warmer weather coming, I lean towards lighter fabrics that look fresh, clean and natural. I found a remnant of this pretty blue linen-like textured fabric that was just enough for two throw pillows. A little burlap trim and it’s done.
Spring Cleaning & Springifying House chores and cleaning are always a bit easier to swallow if you can break them down by season and in manageable chunks so you don’t feel like you are spending your life cleaning. After being shut in all winter, it is so nice to open the windows and doors before the pollen and heat come. I noticed some yellow film on outside furniture already so my time is running out. So we opened the windows, cleaned the blinds, washed the rugs, dusted, cleaned windows, switched out front door wreath, cleaned filters, changed batteries, put out my spring decor, switched out pillows and throws, uncovered the lawn furniture, planted my rosemary and sprang forward. The list is long and some things will just have to wait until next month because it is just too dang nice outside to work all the time. Happy spring y’all.