Everytime we move, I rearrange everything. Nothing goes back in the same room it came out of (except for the obvious things like the dining room table and chairs - and maybe the couch) it makes everything feel new and exciting again and it is an adventure for me to see how many different ways I can use an item. My curtains always move rooms. My former living room curtains, are now in the guestroom and my dining room curtains have been moved to the kitchen. Before we moved I had a big garage sale and got rid of alot of stuff that had served it's purpose, but it was now time for them to move on and be someone elses treasures! My policyis if it is still with us after two moves and I didn't use it in the last year, it is time to be repurposed!
This little beauty of a couch - I think technically it is called a settee - is a fabulous garage sale find! I got it a little over a year ago. It was a random morning that I decided to go "saling" and miracle upon miracles I did not even have a child with me!! I was pulling up into a little cul de sac that had about 4 family garage sales, kinda just getting ready to do the drive by thing, when this beauty literally made me squeel my tires as I simultaneously stopped the van, put it in park, and jumped out. I just knew she was going to have a sold sign on her already - but she didn't (woohoo!). I asked how much and when they said $20, I couldn't whip my cash out fast enough!! Twenty dollard - you have got to be kidding me?! Actually, she didn't look so good, she had a green metalic paint gracing her legs and a horrible metalic gold upholstery job, but I could see her potential!!
When we moved here, she needed a new home. So she got moved to our bedroom. The creamy yellow/gold fabric does not work in there at all, so I thought it was a great opportunity to make a very simple slipcover. I wanted something that still showed off her details and her "curves!"