Did you have a nice weekend?
Mine involved a garden picnic, a bit of sewing, a pub lunch in the sunshine, a hand massage, shopping with girlfriends, hairstyle experimentation, and a chocolate festival(!)
The glorious spring sunshine has stirred my (normally very much quashed) desire to complete some jobs which have been languishing on the To Do List in my House scrapbook. I've got plenty of half-finished jobs to choose from, but while I tackle those I thought I'd share some of the decorative updates in our living room since I last posted some photos.
We've added a picture ledge behind the sofa, to fill the previously blank space. I'm really enjoying being able to mix-and-match the objects and pictures on the shelves whenever I want to.
It's currently holding Ikea frames containing postcards from this collection, two Pink Floyd albums (Tom's contribution), one of my new Tom Frost postcards, and an excellent piece of colouring in Tom and I did together at Dinosaur Isle on the Isle of Wight.
I've also displayed the box my postcards came in, my Smile art, and some pretty paper from Homemaker magazine.
My favourite lamp is currently filled with my spools of sewing thread, and I've kept out one of the tealight houses I displayed at Christmas under a glass dome from DotComGiftShop (a total bargain in their current sale).
Our fireplace is looking cheery thanks to the flowers I was given last weekend, and my Lego letters (which remain one of my all-time favourite DIYs).
I recently discovered that Paperchase's individual sheets of wrapping paper fit exactly into Ikea's Ribba Frames. This made me incredibly happy, because it's essentially poster-sized art for under £3. I was originally hoping to put this frame on the picture ledge but it's too tall, but I kinda like it leaning against the wall all casual-like.
Are you feeling the spring cleaning urge?