We are back from our quick trip to Florida, thus the quiet blog for the last two weeks. I still need to get to uploading those pictures, so in the meantime I will show you some projects that I worked on before I left.
I have been in the process of taking down all my winter decorations and putting up some spring things. I started with my mantel.
I have been adding in a lot more blue to my color scheme, in my effort to brighten up my main living space.
I have been loving on this color for quite a while, but I have been searching for a few things to pull the blue into my color scheme. So, I decided I needed to make a new runner for my coffee table.
The pattern is from my “On the Run” book that came out a few years ago. It’s called The Ripple Effect. It was inspired by all the ripple afghans my Great Grandma Anka used to make in the 70′s. Anyone else remember that pattern?
Below is the original photo from the book
Neither runner worked very well in my living room, so I needed a third runner from this pattern. Oh well, I love chevrons, so that’s okay. (BTW – the fabric in the new runner is from my Artful Home collection.)
See that pillow in the background?
It’s from Pier 1 and it’s just my colors.
Another item that I found to pull in more blue is this rug from Company C.
Here is a better photo of it:
My last rug was over 10 years old and its black background was no longer black. It was more “marbled” - which means it had been spilled on so many times and I could no longer get it clean. It was definitely time for a new one! Plus, it goes well with my Soulful Blossoms quilt and the other things in my kitchen.
Again, I had to add some more blue into this room as well. Actually, this is my excuse to show you this sign again. Many of you have asked where I found it. I got it at Hobby Lobby several years ago. I was there recently and they still had it, along with about 50 other really cute wall signs. (I’m just warning you – it’s a dangerous store)
I have had fun “freshening” things up a bit.
Next up, my dining room??