And if that fails, a little retail therapy can add a bit of a boost. As readers of this blog may know, I went cold turkey on charity shopping a year ago as 'stuff' was taking over our house and financially although the purchases may be bargains - what you don't have you don't miss.
Well, we had a purpose for me to break this sanction as we needed additional storage in our hallway. I thought I'd take a look in our local hospice-care shop and was not disappointed. Essentially, we needed storage for shoes, coats and outdoor stuff. So this little beauty was purchased for £60 and came home with me and it's makeover will form my March 'Pretty Me' challenge.
I imagine it was made in the 1930's and is really sturdy. I liked the fact that it was a shorter height as it means we'll still have a display surface as you come through our front door. Of course I find the walnut pretty but if left as it is it will darken an already light challenged area. I will give it a good clean up and then give it a paint job. I've got plans for organising these little shelves so that this area becomes more clutter free. We have a coat rack for daily used coats and this was really overloaded hence the need for a better additional solution which is a lot cheaper than buying new or getting one built in. Happy Days.
For quite some time I have had a slight obsession (is that an oxymoron?) with hares. I have a vision of my mind of a cushion using different creative processes. I have a pinterest board which I've found inspiring and definitely think I will be creating a cushion using applique, embroidery and crochet combined. I have a picture in my minds eye of how I want it to look but am not sure if I will be able to create it in reality!!! I'll give it a good go though.
Looking forward to sharing these with you soon. Take care of yourselves and I'm sending positive vibes to you all across Cyberland,