Right before things got so crazy with the holidays, I did a couple things in the family room that really made a huge difference. I mean, it’s not really a whole new room — you can see primer on the walls if you look closely (please don’t look closely). But the few things I did to make it feel like a whole new room, so I just had to share.
I didn’t do much. We moved the daybed into what will be Mr. Magpie’s office (oh, long story on that, coming up…). But otherwise, all I did was paint the little twin hutches (one is finished, one is half done), throw some of my thrift-store paintings on top and clip some fabric up on the windows that will someday be actual curtains (right now they’re just “mistreatments” a la The Nester). So really nothing. But what a difference. Doesn’t it seem a million times brighter? And cheerier? And fun? It’s just so ME. I love it. [Read more...]