Monday, January 16, 2012

A Decorative Touch

As a kid, I would get bored of my room every couple of months. I would rearrange the furniture (or rather instruct my dad how to rearrange the furniture), relocate my stuffed animals, candles and troll dolls into the perfect new places or update the pictures in the frames with my latest photographic treasures.

As an adult, this decorative ADD hasn't subsided. However, with a decorating budget of next to nothing, it's hard to find ways to change things up.

A couple of months ago, I made this ruffle pillow using one of Sam's t-shirts and some batting I already had on hand. I think it adds a nice little touch to the bedding we've had for almost five years.

For Christmas, my sister-in-law made us this awesome frame with maps of the cities we have lived in. When I was trying to decide where to hang it, I thought it would look nice next to one of our engagement photos across from our table. But, when I held it up next to the photo, it felt like it needed something else.

I've been seeing cute, yarn-wrapped letters popping up all over the place. I decided to make a letter "P" to balance out the new frame. I didn't have any yarn, so I used twine instead. I cut the "P" out of cardboard and wrapped it up using occasional touches of hot glue to keep everything in place. It's a little imperfect because I drew the P free-hand, but I kind of like it that way.

Sam finally got around to hanging up the new additions and I think it turned out great. It makes me happy to look over and see something a little different.

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