Friday, April 25, 2014

Lake Happenings

We've been at the lake house since Tuesday evening.  The grass had grown so tall since the last time hubby had come, but he did fertilize and aerate it at that visit so it was expected.  He's a fanatic about his yard, so he could hardly wait to get started on Wednesday morning.  I've had terrible sinusitis and been on 4 prescriptions in addition to two injections which I got before our trip down here, so I haven't felt the best, but you wouldn't know it!  I've been cleaning out closets, dressers, chests of drawers, etc.  So now I will have a yard sale tomorrow.  I've never had one down here, but hope at least some of this stuff gets sold.  I had a sale at home a couple weeks ago and did rather well, especially since I was only open 7 hours.

We decided to sell the twin comforters in that guest room, I know they've been around for 12 years, and before that, so it was high time to buy new.  We did the Wal Mart thing, because, quite honestly, there is no where to shop within a decent drive from here.  I think these look good though, especially for the price.

I bought coordinating pillow cases because they were out of the matching shams.  Then I painted art work to go with the room. It had previously been done in pinks and blues and ruffles. Another budget mindful thing I did was buy the full size quilts so they would fit like bed spreads.  I didn't want dust ruffles.  So all totaled, I madeover this room for around $46.00.  Not bad.

 Even the lamp has pink and blue floral designs on the base.   I simply, turned that side toward the window!  So this works fine.

I am using the candleabra I painted recently in this room too.  I think we will enjoy the change.

While we were shopping, we decided to get new bedding for the master bedroom too.  We again went with a quilt.  However, I kept the current dust ruffle on, and again, used pillow cases instead of shams.

 I love the colors in this quilt, and it looks so much more like Spring that the tan and red plaid!  We were so tired of it.

 I kept it very simple, just adding the one eyelet heart pillow.

 Here is the closeup.  This quilt is extremely well made.  All are from the BHG line.  The makeover for this room was about $60.00.

So those are the newbies for the lake home.  I'll fill you in on my yard sale(s) soon.

Hope everyone has a fantastic weekend, and beautiful Spring weather!

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