Tuesday, October 16, 2012

the color of happiness

It’s a simple fact.

Some days Life is downright stressful. You look around and see a whole lot of things to worry about and not a lot of immediate answers and suddenly those little eyesores around the house seem even bigger.


And they bug you. Like that dark, scruffy ottoman with the one leg that was chewed on by your puppy. Suddenly it’s looking absolutely dreary and so brown.


But it’s amazing how the littlest things can change your mood. Sometimes all it takes is  some leftover masking tape…


  a can of primer left over from HERE… 


and a can of spray paint.

And before you know it, you’re so jazzed by all this cheery looking white paint that you pull out the sewing machine you barely know how to use, because you suddenly remember a tutorial you always wanted to try. With burlap.

Because you can always depend on a sturdy piece of burlap to turn to for ideas…


because Mr. Burlap is so dependable under pressure. Even when you can’t sew a straight stitch for very long, Mr. Burlap understands. And he waits patiently for the next big idea called, The Cover-Up.


Hmm.. how about this solution?  Mr. Burlap with Miss Chic-Black- Grosgrain Ribbon. Looks like it’s a match made in heaven.


All it really takes is a little old glue gun and a piece of white fabric hidden underneath… that no one needs to know about. After all, every couple has a few juicy secrets.


And before you know it, things are looking a lot brighter.


The sun is shining and you’re feeling so darn happy…


because you tackled something you hadn’t done before and it worked. Although it’s still not some expensive, perfect looking ottoman. But that’s not the point.


Now it has a sassy, new attitude.


And the best part?


You’ve got one less eyesore in your view and one more cute-little-thing to appreciate.

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Honestly, sometimes it’s the simple, little things that make us happy.

Don’t you agree?





I’m linking this post up here:


Linda said...

Oh I so agree! Your stool turned out fabulous!!!

Monica said...

Oh, how I understand! Although, your crafty goodness is on a whole other level of amazing! Your work is beautiful and I love your taste. I made myself feel better today by mod podging things in gold glitter.

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

Now that's one great looking transformation! Love that whole room. So pretty!

Laura @ duke manor farm said...

Thank god for spray paint and burlap. Thanks for linking up to the Fall In Love with Spray paint Party!

Finding Home said...

What a pretty room for a pretty newly style ottoman. Thanks so much for sharing at our link party. Take care, Laura

Daniela @Frugal Aint Cheap said...

very nice! spray paint+burlap=awesome!

Pamela said...

What great makeover! I have a bench I started on and have yet finished. Thanx for coming to party!

Sew a Fine Seam said...

That is a super cute makeover - great job Leslie! I love how it turned out - white is my fav!

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