They say change is good right? Well, lately I have been walking around our home looking at the same old things in the same old places and wanting to take it all down, and start over. Ever feel that way? I'm not talking big changes like tearing down walls or even repainting, just freshening things up a bit and maybe updating my style along the way.
Our little bookcase in the kitchen eat in area was a perfect place to start. Some of these things have been in practically the same places since we lived in FL...now that is just plain sad!
I wanted to lighten up the bookcase a bit but painting required more effort and patience then I had at the moment, so I decided to take the shelves out and cover the back with wrapping paper instead.
Easy, inexpensive and done in one day. My perfect kind of project.
I began filling it with only the things I really loved. Projects made by the girls. Inspirational quotes and things we actuallly use every day. It also became a great place to store some of our art supplies that up until now have been locked in a cabinet away from little hands. But guess what...the big hands didn't reach for them as much either so it was time they found their way back into our everyday.
I also added some books and things on the lower shelves for Aubrey to play with while we are doing homework and working in the kitchen. She loves this little area.
Today Aubrey and I headed to Target in search of a few more little changes for the eat in area. We found these new place mats and I moved my pitcher of wild flowers that used to be on the mantle to the kitchen table.
I don't think our kitchen table can get much "springier"
Just tell that to our weather man who is predicting between 4-7 inches over night.
So there you have it. Hopefully my first of many little changes around here.
What little changes are you dreaming of?
Have a happy night,