Sunday, April 26, 2015

Spring Refresh.

Spring!  It's here!  Can you believe it?!  Because I barely can.  I mean, here in Michigan spring means that it might be 60 degrees one day and 30 degrees the next, but hey, after the nasty winter we had, I'll take it.  

Spring always puts me in the mood to shake things up a bit.  I'm trying not to let myself start yet another project, but I can't help but brighten things up a bit.  The upstairs "hallway" is already a really bright space because it gets tons of light, but it was looking kinda drab and impersonal.  

I started by adding a couple of personalized wreaths on our bedroom doors.  Truthfully, I don't love them.  I think I might like them more if I painted the wreaths white and pulled the letters out front more.  Who knows!  Something for a later date.

I also took the time to finally hang a set of square shelves that I snagged from Target a few months ago.  I added a few fun things on the shelves, including a photo of Brian and I.  We have so few photos of us, and I just love this one, so outside our room seemed like the perfect spot.  


In the family room, I dusted off the shelves and all of the decor on them, and then started playing around with what might go where.  I tried to make sure that each shelf has a little bit of green on it, even though most of them are fake.  

I actually love fake plants!  Partially because I'm not very good at keeping things alive (other than children and pets of course) and partially because I can keep them in these little places that don't get much sunlight.  

After approximately 8 weeks of not seeing the top of my dining room table, I finally cleared it off.  Look at that shine!  A simple white tray holds a few pretty things -- nothing too fancy, just fresh.  Especially because things on this level seem to disappear quickly.  My boys like to rearrange things for me, hence the fact that the turtle was soon replaced with a wooden apple.

It's amazing how easily a few changes can freshen up a home.  Colors, flowers, photos ... or even just a clear table :D

Happy Spring!!


  1. Can you come decorate my house Kelli? JMO but I think the wreaths either need to be a little bigger or hung lower, they just look small on those doors. But I LOVE the initials on them!

    1. I think you're right Ericka, they're too small. I'm toying with the idea of using empty picture frames instead, I just have to find some matching ones next time I'm out thrifting!


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