It seems this year that we keep having more month than money. It probably has something to do with the work we’ve had done in the basement. Or the couch we bought for it. Or the subsequent trips to Ikea. Who can say?
And maybe it’s the warm weather and good feelings that sunshine brings, or maybe it’s the progress we’ve finally made downstairs, but I suddenly feel all motivated to keep working on our home. I generally love the gray paint on our walls, but the winter has left me seriously craving some colour, and that kind of sucks because we don’t have the money right now for any sort of rainbow therapy. Nope, the only way I’ll be able to get some colourful pieces in my home is to make them myself.
Pinterest has given me tons and tons of ideas. Karen from That Mom Blog does one Pinterest-inspired project a week – maybe I’ll join her with some projects of my own. Or I could just wait til she posts and copy her ideas outright. Either way. ;)
Right now what I’d really like is a big picture above our upstairs couch. I’m thinking that our living room could use a good dose of peacock, because:
- peacocks are awesome, and
- their colours tie together a lot of the colours I already have, and
- peacocks are totally trendy so I can find a lot of awesome stuff right now. And then not buy it.
At this point I’m not sure if I should attempt a painting myself (that would be so fun) or try some other crafty awesomeness. Or maybe I should go back to Bronte Creek and snap a better picture of this bad boy we met on Monday:
Seriously, I look at that bird and I think, wow – isn’t it amazing? He matches my couch just perfectly. It’s as if God created that bird specifically to solve my decorating dilemmas (don’t think I’m not grateful.) Now I just have to find a way to capture some of that pizazz for my wall. Any ideas or inspiration for me?