May 8

Sprucing Up For Spring – After (Part 1)

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Let’s look at my “Sprucing Up For Spring” progress.  Here’s my original post.

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After

What I did…I added new pillows and a throw to make things look a little fresher for the warmer months.  I have my eye on two more pillows, but I’m waiting for a half-off sale.

Before

After

What I did (am doing)…I got rid of the two mismatched chairs.  I’m going to add two small ottomans.  I purchased the one in the picture, but it’s going back because the legs are too modern looking.  I have new ones picked out, but I have to order them.  I also placed a simple green plant on the coffee table.

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After

What I did…nothing.  Initially, I thought I’d buy some frames and do a grouping of pictures, but I just wasn’t convinced that was a good plan.  Recently, a friend had a Simply Said party.  Simple Said sells vinyl designs that you apply to your walls.  I decided to have a show myself, and I think I’m going to do something like that.

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After

What I did…I removed everything from the mantel except for my husband’s unit flag from Iraq and added two simple plants on each side.  I also changed what was on the hearth.  I’m still playing with this area.

Before

After

What I did (am doing)…I added a light summer throw, and I’m going to make some new covers for my pillows.  See the pretty material I have picked out.  I also changed the lamp shade.

Before (Living Room – His Bookcase)

After

Before (Living Room – Her Bookcase)

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Before (Family Room – His Bookcase)

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Before (Family Room – Her Bookcase)

After

What I did…On my bookcase in the living room, I removed some of the books and knickknacks and added a family picture and a vase of flowers.  On my husband’s bookcase in the living room, we removed a lot of books and we added a display case with his military awards and medals. We didn’t finish the family room bookcases, but the plan is the same…lighten the load.

Tune in on June 12 for the final installment of “Sprucing Up For Spring.”

 

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