- Should I have added another pillow here?
- Should I have not hung as many picture there?
- Do those patterns/colors really match?
Oh well! Je suis finis! Absolument!
I have boxed up and toted & carried. I have painted and painted and painted! I have cut and glued and sewn and plumped. And (happily) I have thrift shopped and refueled with mostly delicious food and thrift shopped some more. The students will soon be home and my baby will once again be leaving. Summer is coming to an end and the season is getting ready to change as my everyday routines must.
Ici, il est! The results of my sweat and toil.........
|I bought the sad looking boudoir chair at a yard sale for $5. After spray painting and recovering with part of a $2 swatch of fabric, I think she's pretty cute.|
|This desk chair has been sitting around (and falling apart) for a couple of years; it was a $2 yard sale find. I re-covered the seat with that same fabric swatch.|
|I bought 2 lamp sconces at a yard sale this spring for $8; then I found 2 Toille placemats at Frenchies for $1 each. Voila! C'est joli, n'est pas?|
|I've been looking for a desk like this for a long time and was rewarded just a few weeks ago on Craig's List. Not a thrifty price by any means; but I didn't break the bank either. And I do love it!|
|This lamp was a recent church sale find for $1 and the $4 Value Village shade was a plain Jane until I stencilled it.|
Total cost for my bedroom (much of which has been collected over the past 3 years in anticipation of just such a makeover) = $200.
Total sense of peace, comfort and satisfaction = Priceless!
I shall spend the remaining week of freedom reclining midst my pillows, reading by lavender sprinkled lamplight, and sipping cool fizzy drinks in fancy glasses, candles flickering, feet elevated, sighing in almost total contentment.
(Total contentment would be mind if only I'd budgeted for a tall, handsome servile "Sven" to rub my aching arches or my stiff shoulders!)