Thank GOD , Spring is finally, officially, and very welcomed here!!!!
And my S.A.D has been kicked out the door!!!!!!! Buh bye, (atleast until about November)
I worked like a mad woman today. I decided either I am turning OCD, just more particular, or we had a harder winter than most. (probably the latter) as the dirt, grime and DUST was nearly unbearable on my porch!! I officially opened it back up today, but not before I had a WHOLE lot of cleaning to do !! yuck. But the end results made it all well worth it.
I have to give you my thrifty tip though….it is high time for one huh??
14 years ago, when we bought our home, the previous owners left me a bolt of fabric. Very NICE fabric, upholstery quality!! it matched the window treatments in the formal living room (which were taken down as soon as we moved in). But I held onto the extra fabric all this time. Yes, FOURTEEN years!!! see?? I do not toss EVERYTHING away!!! whew.
I wanted a fresh and new look, yet a little vintage, and a little earthy yet colorful look to the porch, but I am way too tight to go buy new pillows!! So, I drug out the fabric as well as my sewing machine. 🙂 dusted it off a little, and began sewing pillowcase sort of encasements for an old set of couch pillows that I no longer like (but yet held onto). PERFECT!!! added a few buttons, and make an envelope sort of enclosure. Awesome!! no money spent and I was not FORCED to go shopping!! win/win.
One for the wicker loveseat (remember, I wanted to replace this last year??) here we are another year later, some new fabric added, and I am STILL good!!!)
One “repurposed” pillow for the porch swing as well….
and with a little bit of fabric leftover, I cheated and just wrapped it around an existing seat cushion. As you can tell, the “princess” cat approved, and would not BUDGE from the chair the rest of the day. :)
Yep, Spring has arrived and I could not be happier!!!
Look around YOUR house and see what you need to “freshen up” to welcome the newest season. Repurpose something, dust it off, and give it new life…..and resist the temptation of all the high priced and new “awesome” things in the outdoor areas of your local store. I am certain you have something at home already that will serve the purpose just fine…or in this case, even BETTER!!!! and be sure to let me know what YOU come up with!! I would LOVE LOVE LOVE to hear all about it.
I will leave you with something funny I heard the other day.
“Frugal is the new cool”
My kids (especially my son) pokes fun at that “frugal” word all the time. I am sure he will be impressed. :)
Here’s to a great Easter weekend!!!!