Given that scarves and gloves have made their appearance in the midwest, I decided it was time to warm up my small living room. So, I swapped out my light white throw for a chunky brown one, and also picked up this snuggly sweater pillow from IKEA. My kitchen has so little storage that I often try to find useful ways to keep bowls and platters in other areas of my home...so this scalloped blue guy often sits on my coffee table with some seasonal fruit. This way, when I'm gorging myself on reality TV reruns, I can at least reach for an apple and feel like I made one good decision that day. :)
I also crafted this piece of artwork (is it artwork? I'm not sure what to call it...):
Forgive the photo, I took it this morning, and the light is leaving a little to be desired.
It was really quite simple, even for a DIY-dropout like myself:
Step 1: Paint away the scary gold frame with a brush and a can of off-white paint. (I left it a little rough because I like the imperfect look.)
Step 2: Rip four pages from an antique book to which you have no connection, coat their backs with glue and attach them onto a cardboard surface or sturdy cardstock the size of your frame. (There was already a cardboard piece in my frame...so I just used that.)
Step 3: Spend 5 minutes in Word finding a liveable font, and simply print out your letter in font size 454...or something equally enormous.
Step 4: Cut the letter out.
Step 5: If the black from your printer isn't quite punchy enough, go over it with black paint and let it dry for ten minutes, before gluing it to the now-vintage paged cardboard.
Step 6: Then the whole thing goes in the (dry) frame...and la-dee-da!
Thirty minutes to new artwork. :) The entire room feels much cozier, and I'll admit that I've spent more time lounging about than usual! The next item on my to-do list is adding twinkly lights to my windows, and covering the ceiling in hanging snowflakes. Yes. Like a 2nd grade classroom.
Riddle me this: Do you make seasonal changes to your textiles...swap out pillows or throws, or even curtains?