But I'm also getting antsy for yet another project. And I've decided that it's going to be making sweater throw pillows!
I think sweater throw pillows are GREAT for Fall/Winter. Plus, I've been wanting to change-out my throw pillows around the house for a little while now. Want to see what I'm talking about? Here are a few examples:
I also love those grain sack pillows, with the simple burlap & stripe look. But I'm focusing on my sweater pillows for now. :)
Here's my plan: Head to our closet & convince Hubs to let me reincarnate some old sweaters that never get worn into some gorgeous sweater pillows. Also, I REALLY want some with pattern. Comfy cozy and men's-wear-looking. I'd love some argyle & herringbone patterns. So, to the Salvation Army I shall go! I'm going to pick up some CHEAPY sweaters & turn 'em into gorgeousness to adorn my sofas & some beds. :)
Also, on another topic, I'm ready to replace the ugly, but utilitarian 'coffee-table-ottoman' that sits in our family room. It's black fake-leather. And it's really just a rectangular storage ottoman for all of my 2-year-old's "STUFF". He rarely plays w/those toys anymore. Come this winter, I'm going to clean out the closet by our garage entry (the garage entry/mudroom gets its makeover this coming Dec/Jan), & make toy space there for him, & so I'm getting rid of the storage ottoman from the family room asap. I never liked it. But it was CHEAP solution last Fall that we got for $20 at Meijer in the college section of back-to-school. What I'd LOVE in its place is this:
This coffee table is actually topped with reclaimed wood. It comes from Home Decorators Collection, and while the price tag isn't BAD at $343 (on sale from $429) & ships for a whopping $65, it's NOT in our budget WHATSOEVER. I HAVE however seen the REAL thing in antique stores in the past (shoot me now for not jumping on them at the time). So, Hubs & I are going to take a mini-excursion today & hunt for the perfect "coffee table" at antique stores. You know what'll probably happen though....now that I'm LOOKING for it, it WON'T be found. Anywhere. *Sigh* But I'm willing to give it the 'ole college try.
Speaking of college....I got an A on my nursing exam last week. :) The joy doesn't last long however. It faded in about 3 seconds when I knew the next one would be 2 short weeks later & it's an exam that is notorious for people failing. I'm NOT gonna be in that statistic! I spent this weekend studying to say the least.
I'll report back with my projects! What decorating projects are YOU tackling for Fall/Winter? Tell me about 'em!