The idea that the bone-chilling, gloomy grey, slush & drab outdoors is going to persist for at LEAST another 2 months here in the Midwest is about enough to send me into hibernation until April. I saw a friend in Seattle’s Facebook update last week (what up, Linda?!) who was rejoicing about seeing the first signs of spring with her crocuses and daffodils starting to peek out, and I found myself ACHING for springtime. So until then, let’s eat chili, wear long underwear, and dabble in a little bit of sunny…
Snag some fun fabric, like this Ikat…
…on recover an old chair, like zeese! (Can you say, Craigslist Weekend Project?)
Save your decorative coffee & tea tins, and use a cluster of ‘em with pretty spring flowers as a centerpiece to brighten up the room.
Try these citrus-y garden stools at the foot of the bed, as a side/cocktail table, whatevs. I see these at TJ Maxx / HomeGoods all the time for under $50.
Make this retired Kate Spade granny chic print the background on your laptop… (Oh, what I wouldn’t give to line my dresser drawers or wallpaper the inside of a linen closet with this.)
Prop some perky canary-hued throw pillows on your bed.
Wallpaper or cover… well, anything… in this glorious “Samode” print from Mally Skok.
Frame a piece of remnant wallpaper, like rock star designer Summer Thornton did in her Lincoln Park apartment.
Give an existing (tired) piece of furniture a happy face lift with a few coats of paint.
If nothing else, hang a sunny little frock over the door until Spring arrives…
…and before you know it, it’ll look like THIS outside (!)