dining room,  our house

Touches of spring…the dining room

I am so excited for spring. It is like someone switched a light switch around here. It went from snowy and cold to sunny and beautiful in a matter of a week. I am having fun adding some touches of spring to my home. The first room I started with was the dining room. I recently finished a cabinet, and I was excited to accessorize it.

I got in the mood to change things around one sunny afternoon, but I didn’t want to go to the store to find things. Shocking, I know. So…I did the next best thing and went shopping in my home. I had a wire basket I used to organize some papers, and I grabbed a plant from my storage room. I took a clock my daughter had in her room that she used a while back. The clock was painted apple green, so  I decided to grab one of my small gray paint samples and went to work painting the clock.

Then I remembered that my son had bought some old books from our library that were stacked in a closet. I went through them and found one that matched the colors I was using. I had some old burlap fabric in my craft room so I cut some to size and laid it in the basket for extra texture. So for no dollars at all, I had a fun spring vignette.

I already had these fun books sitting on the cabinet so I kept them where they were.  I found my candle stick in the garden department of our local Fred Meyer a few years ago, and I still love it. Instead of putting a candle on top, I grabbed one of my favorite porcelain birds. Then I grabbed a frame and displayed a bird picture I drew a while back.

A while back a made this chalk board out of a five dollar frame. I put it on my porch for Christmas and loved it, so I decided to bring it in to my dining room to display my wreath. I grabbed a wreath from my basement and added a bird’s nest I already had. Voila, a fun spring wreath.

I didn’t want to spend any money on my décor. I just wanted to use what I had. This made me search my house and think creatively. I love how the small spring touches I added to the room make me smile every time I am in it.

I'm Erin, a busy mom of three, chauffeur, cook, housekeeper, and wanna be decorator. I love old movies, good books, and a daily trip to Lowes. We have recently bought a new home...one we are fixing up and changing everything. This blog is to record our renovating journey. This is not the first house we have done. Actually, it is our third. My husband and I love a project. Any project. We both love working on our home, have the same taste, (which is great), and love working and re purposing things on our budget. We can show you how to put together a high end and creative look without breaking the bank. Taking something old and recreating it into something new and exciting for any room is my passion. Hope you enjoy this decorating journey with us!