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Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Take What You Have & Change It!

I love walking around my house and seeing what I have and thinking up ideas on how to change it to fit the vision I have for my home now.

Take this Americana door stop - At least I think that's what its supposed to be.  Its heavy and has beads inside of it.  I've always kept it in the window sill of one of my large picture windows.


It literally took me all of 10 minutes to change its look completely.  A little burlap, some vintage string, a few fabric rosettes, and VIOLA!




Or what was a primitive (and not in a good way) garland.  I ripped it completely apart...


and then set about replacing the country-style fabric with something a little more my taste today.  White cloth from an old bedskirt replaced the plaid fabric on the spools, burlap flowers replaced balls of yarn and tied in with the cream Welcome letters, and the quilt fabric heart was covered with one cut from a book page.




Totally upcycled with very little waste and a nice touch to my newly painted and accessorized mantle.  And better yet,  at zero cost to me!


And with that, I have a few more additions to the office...  However, I am procrastinating on the west wall because that means dismantling the computer.  Errrrr...

But it is so fun to take something that's outdated and update it into something I love.  What is something you've upcycled lately?

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