As soon as the rain started to fall over
the weekend, I felt the gloominess coming on.
I knew by how dark my house felt
that even though it is fall and I usually
try to make things cozier, I needed to
lighten things up a bit to get through 9 months of
gray days...I dug in my closets and went out
to get a few bargains at local thrift stores.
And I just love how my dining room looks!
To lighten up the black side table
I added natural baskets with burlap inserts.
I also tied back my dark curtains w/ rope, moved a
large silk tree to the other side of the room
and the light just poured in!
Instead of rusts and golds
I used mossy green as an accent.
I took out my dusty candles from the wall sconces
and added faux pears instead.
The lamp shade added a new look to an old lamp.
On the table I reused my burlap table runner from a
previous party and added an old wood tool box
with pears and moss for the center piece.
It truly is amazing how a few changes make
the room feel like a brand new house
and I spent less than the cost of new curtains:)