My Happy Wall: Dresser Polishing

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Happy 1st day of Spring!!! I just had to take a break myself from updating my blog and share with you one of my favorite walls in my home. And I think it's quite springy too!

When I wake up and head myself to the coffee pot, this little wall graces me 1st thing in the morning.....

along with this baby girl.....
While making this hexie quilt art piece, I never knew how much I would love it.  I don't always have some grand plan when it comes to decorating.  Sometimes I just do and it works.  I honestly got curious and wondered; what would a quilt look like on the wall and how can I do that?  After a lot of cutting and modge podging with water base poly, this is what I came up with.  I don't have a ton of bold colors in my home, Its pretty neutral with my boldest colors being black and white.....but I love, love, throwing an unexpected piece up that's got a modern edge.
Now for this dresser (that I found on the side of the road and drug home) I haven't touched.  A true gem in the rug, when you don't have to fix it up and you just love it the way it is.  The saying "the best things in life are free" rings true here.
I put the dresser in between our living room.....
and our Kitchen....

I've decorated the top of this dresser with several things over the years....but I think I've found some solid pieces for now.
I added some succulent plants.  This is my 1st go in growing succulents, and they have been nothing but agreeable!
 I found this container at a garage sale.
for 50 cents.....
 The 1st thing I put in the glass globe was a big tarantula for Halloween...but I think it works perfect as a planter....

I just love the green touch, it makes me anxious to see little green shoots come up out of the ground as my world turns green again!

I set it on top of a few of my upholstery books and a bright Mexican cuisine cookbook.....sounds like a party to me, upholstering with Mexican food!
In the past I've gotten in the habit of having a ton of picture of family and my boys around my home.  I love my family but I had to cut back, it was becoming too much with all of those eyeballs looking at me!:) So I put a couple of non people pictures on display, one that Scotty took of the Nelson Art Museum yard in KC. And I printed a #5 for our family.  Simple and no eyeballs:)
This little wall just makes me happy!! I've found that it's best for me to follow my heart when it comes to design.  And that's a simple journey of questions: what do I like, what do I love, what is us? Isn't that how you make a house a home anyway filling it with things you love and represent you? What is your favorite place that just makes you smile and happy?
Spring Blessings,

PS: Hoping to accomplish a ton this weekend on the blog....we'll see! Thank you for coming along with me on this part of my journey!

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