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Spring touches

I love the clean feeling of spring. Everything is coming alive, we clean out the yard, we clean our houses. As spring approaches I love putting away the heavy throws, cozy pillows, and all the heavy winter decor. When I decorate and change a room for each season, I choose small things to change and refresh. This year I decided that I would change up some pillows on my family room couch to add a clean new look. I found a tutorial here online on how to make envelope pillows and I got some fabric and went for it. Wow…just that little bit really gave my room a new, clean spring look. I also love to add greenery and flowers to my room. Fresh are always nice, but I usually pick silk for areas near furniture.

The whole refresh cost me about $40 in fabric. Not much money to give the room a little lift.

I also like to change up my dining room for the season. My dining room is red, and I am still on the fence whether or not it is going to stay red. So to tone down the red color I decided to use light neutral colors for the rest of the room. This winter I made some window treatments for my dining room windows using gray striped ticking fabric. I had some left over and I made a table runner out of the same fabric. I decided that since I was using such neutral colors in my centerpiece I would layer textures on the table to add some interest. I found this great lard can at a local antique store and put a silk plant in it. I am so into milk glass lately and I found these milk glass candle stick holders there too. I used an old piece of marble tile I had laying around to put the lard can on and placed my antique candle stick holders, salt and pepper shakers, and an old seltzer bottle around it.

It really is so simple and clean. Just like spring feels to me. I found two milk glass lamps at the same store and knew I had to have them for my dining room. I put them on my buffet in the window, and accessorized around them.

I keep my nativity I bought in Germany on my buffet all year round. It is too pretty to put away. I also switched up my hutch and put my Grandma’s blue Danube dishes in it. I love the way the blue dishes pop against the red walls in my room. Makes it look clean and fresh.

Changing things up and moving things around is such a fun and easy way to add some life and interest in your home all season long.

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!