November 29, 2016

Rec Room: Take 2





Picking up from where we left off yesterday.......


In case you need a refresher (go HERE) this is what the throw pillows look like. Now, to be fair. They are not HORRIBLE. I just don't care for them. At all.




I had been on the lookout for throw pillows I liked that would go with these colors, or some kind of pillow cover. I knew finding the valance material (so I could make my own) would be crucial to this process.


I FINALLY found the fabric I liked! Hobby Lobby to the rescue!


Jgurl and I spent a total of 20 minutes putting this bad boy together late one night. I SUPER love it!



Don't mind the blinds in the bottom. The stupid cat decided to play with them while I was snapping this photo.


They are a smidgy longer than the old nasty colorless valance, but I like it that way!


About a month ago, I was at the Goodwill Outlet center. The story of that place is for another day, but I found this gem amongst the home goods.



Seeing as it was the perfect colors, I picked it up and took it home with me. Gave the cover a wash, shot the pillow up with some Lysol first, then some Febreeze and we were in business!


With a few more throw pillow covers, the rec room is finally complete! I am happy with the changes that I made!






With the previous totals, here is what the room cost me:
Spray Paint: $3.50
2 yards of fabric: $14.98
3 pillow covers: $15 (for all 3)
Gold and maroon pillow: $.49
Grand total: $33.97


November 28, 2016

Yes, I am still here.
No, I can not make a good enough excuse as to where I have been and what I have been doing.

I cant even count the number of times I have started to write something and just ran out of steam.

One of the ways I have been passing my time the last six months? Turning NiceGuy's house upside down. He LOVES it. No, really. Ok, maybe not so much.......

When my mom was here for Christmas 2015, we were talking about the curtains, throw pillows, valance and curtain rods in the rec room, and how much I wanted to update them.

We talked colors, and things I could do that albeit small, could make a large impact. So I got to work!

I first tackled the curtain rods. Here is what they looked like before. And yes, that IS a treadmill in my living room.


I took them down, dusted, cleaned, and got the spray paint out.


A quick fix, and I love the new look!

Don't mind the blank corner........ that's a work in progress.


I am really pleased with how it turned out! 


1 can of black spray paint: $3.50
Homemade spray booth in the garage: free

Tune in tomorrow for the valance and throw pillows.