:: simple changes

On a recent trip to a local fabric shop I found this beautiful Ikat fabric {LOVE} and I thought it would be lovely in my master bedroom. I would like to make Euro Shams with it to replace the ones I have right now. Well, as I said I'm on a budget, and it doesn't look like I'll be able to buy this fabric right now....but....I was inspired to bring some of the lovely aqua color into my bedroom by adding these beautiful aqua ball jars to my nightstand, and to another side table by my fireplace.

This was a free fix that added some much needed color to my nightstand and side table. I finally got rid of the cheap cut glass vase that I've had for ages now filled with my very favorite white tulips. Though I'd much rather have real tulips, my fake white tulips stayed and were split up between my new jar vases....my new moto is "if I don't LOVE it...it needs to go". So off it went, to my goodwill box.

I have many projects that need doing in my master bedroom, and hopefully this year I'll be able to finally tackle them. As you can see, this chair above... an antique store find, and the side table also an antique store find are both in much need of an update...It was my intention to paint the lovely carved wood, and then either slipcover the chair or have it recovered in a lovely white or ivory fabric. I've been very inspired as of late by Miss Mustard Seed's paint & slipcovering techniques...and I'm working myself up to tackling this job all on my own. She is a constant source of wonderful inspiration, and thankfully she is willing to share her techniques with her readers. If you haven't read her blog, it is a must if you are interested in re-furbishing furniture, as this is one of her main focuses on her blog. She really is quite inspirational, and a very talented decorator. So hopefully soon I'll be inspired enough to finally tackle these jobs myself....I must admit, the thought is quite intimidating.

I hope you all are having a wonderful Monday, and this post finds you well.
Thank you also for your sweet and kind comments, they are so appreciated and are a constant source of inspiration to me.

:: peace, love & hugs ::
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  1. I'm doing the same thing, Carrie. I've already purged closets and have moved on to the walls and even some furniture. It is going on craigslist, and the funds will go toward the more traditional and classic pieces I have my heart set on. I am so ready for some fresh starts, some fresh spaces, and most of all: functionality!

  2. Wow, Carrie, thanks! :) I love the direction you're headed for you master bedroom. It sounds like your vision will be beautiful and restful. Can't wait to see it come together.

  3. The fabric is too cute!! Good luck with the rest of it.

  4. There is nothing I love more than a group of blue bell jars.
    Love it!

  5. Great idea - love it. I wouldn't have known that the tulips weren't the real thing ... it's all about being creative within your budget isn't it.Well Done!

  6. We are of like minds! I just got out my blue Mason jars and wanted to get some tulips in them. Maybe it's because it is the middle of winter and we're craving some spring color....haven't hit the floral section of the grocery store yet to get the tulips...maybe this week. Your faux ones are so real looking! I use a lot of faux flowers too!

  7. LOVE that ikat fabric! I wish I had the budget, too, to buy lots of fabric and upholster so many things in my house right now. Sigh...

  8. Gorgeous post, think the colors you have selected in the blue Ball jars and fabric are the next 'purple' replacement, having lusted after the teals and aqua shades of yarn for the past few months.
    Beautifully done! Glad to have discovered you.

  9. Love the pop of blue, Carrie. You have wonderful taste!


    Sheila :-)

  10. I'm all about simplicity these days, so I can really appreciate your Ball jar vases and simple flowers. So pretty! Good luck with your updates - it's so hard on a budget, isn't it?


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