Very often we can make things that little bit nicer without spending anything... like a "shop your wardrobe" session we might be able to refresh a piece of furniture or re use something in a new way. Have you noticed very often our most beautiful things are away in a cupboard somewhere? Sometimes putting things into use, displaying them or re using them somehow is a great way to make things look lovely.
Instant improvements in my house seem to include throwing a fresh tablecloth onto the table, adding something nice in the middle as a table setting...
-putting a little vase of flowers in the bathroom,
-freshening up the hall table as it is kind of the first thing anyone sees...
-the same for the area around the front door.... I treat this like part of indoors so that it looks clean and fresh.
Another disaster zone the looks better instantly with a re arrange is my lounge room coffee table.
Bigger projects are a coat of paint which can transform things incredibly. I just saw someone with pantry shelves that looked like marble. It was contact paper! Oh my goodness it looked so nice!
Jane provided todays pictures!
She made over her chair and foot stool.
This is so Jane! She loves bright colours and loves patchwork.
This is perfect for her home.
If I walked into someones home and saw this I know I am going to really like them!
In the school holidays we used to often have a bedroom re arranging day. This would be an excuse to have a complete clean out and at the end the girls would feel that they had a "new room" but most of the time it was just a re use and refresh and things looked so different in new places. It was so much fun. I was always amazed what a difference a day like this could make! You can have a big impact just using what you have!
I recently joined a pantry and organising Facebook group. Often someone will post a picture of a room in the morning (very often a pantry) and then how it looks by the end of the day. These are great! A day of cleaning, organising and putting it all back... what a difference a day makes! These all make me want to pick a target and get going!
So often we have things that can be put to good use in a make over like this.
An old ladder can come in to store your blankets or towels...
Baskets might fill the bottom of your pantry for veggies or paper products.
Look at everything from another angle and see if it can be handy somehow!
Really mundane things like cardboard boxes can become stylish pantry organisers. Or formula tins or big coffee jars! Take a look at this pantry where much of the storage is just old cardboard boxes...
The Most frugal Way to Organise your Pantry. Very inspiring!
The other day Jane was recovering the cushions on her outdoor setting.
How pretty does this look!?
So much can be done just using what we have! Making something over is very satisfying! You end up with something unique rather than mass produced too!
Jane's very comfy but worn out sewing chair...
And now! Just lovely!
I am on a mission to use what I have and organise my craft cupboard and craft room. It is a bomb right now. Hopefully I will also find things that I can be putting to good use in other ways and make some gifts for the cupboard as well.
What have you are used, made over, revitalised in your home?
Do you have anything that needs a facelift or something that you KNOW COULD be useful but you are just now sure how?
Truly so many things can be charming and lovely yet they are in the back of a cupboard somewhere. Giving them new life is better than shopping! If we get busy on this I am going to have a "Show and Tell" for our home makeovers.... it could be your re arranged pantry, or any re used, fixed up item! I think this could be so interesting!
Have a wonderful week! It is much better here with lower temperatures! Yay! xxx