See that sad little yellow ottoman? Well, it is a DIY that I did hastily, and am going to clean up/ tighten up this month. I bought it for $6 at the thrift and it looked like this:
So I recovered it with some indoor/ outdoor yellow fabric:
This is what it looked like when I first completed it:
Unfortunately, I cheated and didn't use a staple gun, and my toddler pulled out most of the nailheads. Woopsie. Easy enough to fix though.
Another little change is the sheepskin covered bench in the top pic. I got a large sheepskin rug on Craig's for cheapity-cheap, and threw it over this bench that used to be in our entryway:
Now it is in our living room looking like this:
Yikes, sorry for the messy pic. Anyway, I kinda love it. It keeps the living room open to the dining room and the view beyond, while still adding seating all the while looking fairly boho-chic. And then I felt even smarter when I saw this little number for sale at Anthro for over $2000:
Yeah, theirs is radder, but it's also the price of an average mortgage payment.
And speaking of my old entryway, it now looks like this:
I added some pics, and got a different bench from Craig's for $20. The plan is to clean up the brass base, and recover the fabric --- maybe in an ikat (no, I'm not over ikat) or a camel colored tufted leather? Or what do you suggest?
So that's some of what has been going on around here. I hope to be popping back around the ole blog a bit more than I have been. Man, that is not setting the bar high is it? Love to all, and drop me a line if you pop by--I'd love to hear from you!