Making Plans

Happy May! I love May, it's probably my favorite month. Everything has bloomed and looks so lush and beautiful, the weather starts to become {somewhat} more reliable, and you can see summer just around the corner.

This summer I really want to do some crafting. After doing all of my pieces of my apartment in essentially a two week time span last year {check them out here, here, and here}, I hung up my paint brushes and took a break. Unfortunately, life got in the way, and I have been pretty un-creative during the past year. So this summer, I want to work on some projects that I've never gotten around to.

Thrifty Chair Makeover by artsychicksrule 
I have this pink chair in my living room that I bought for $20 two years ago with hopes of learning how to recover furniture. Well that is intimidating as all get out. I've toyed with the idea of just painting it, and this chalk paint tutorial has encouraged me in that direction! I figured out a good at-home chalk paint recipe last year, so I'm excited to turn my sad, pink chair into something new...or blue...or gray...or white...
I also have three rugs from TJ Maxx a few years ago, blue with a brown flower pattern on them, that I have throughout my house in the kitchen, living room, and laundry. They work great with my decor, but I'm really wanting a new rug so I may try this chalk paint tutorial from Stellar Junk on one or all of them. I love the Moroccan stencil look on just about everything, and think I would really like it as a focal piece, especially in the kitchen. 

by stellar junk: rug redo with chalk pain
Other projects on my list:
  • Restore the cabinet/side table that my jewelry chest sits on
  • Re-learn how to sew!
What's on your summer to-do list? 

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