Upcycling is good for you

Some time ago, I got my hands on a really old wing back chair that had been sitting in storage for a long time. It was ugly, with green granny fabric and was pretty dirty looking.  I stashed it in the garage thinking that I would use it for when I moved out but wasn’t sure how I would go about reupholstering it.

I remembered seeing a blog on Yvestown about how a using a slipcover can give dingy furniture a new face. So, I searched around and bought two facelifts for my chair! ;64

Spent some time on my day off shampooing the whole thing, and it still looks pretty dingy.

Received my slip covers last night and decided to try one on for size!

It’s a bit big because the measurements really maxed out so it can fit small chairs and large chairs.  I also need to iron it, since this was a shot taken right out of the package. Still, the chair looks new again.  ;121 I’m going to have Richard sand down the legs and refinish them because they are sorely scraped up. Other than that, I’m pretty darn pleased with the way it looks.

Packing up my life

Right now, I’m living out of boxes because I already started packing. ;136  It’s a little frustrating because I don’t have my make up out, with the exception of my moisturizer. I haven’t had any opportunity to get dressed up. Between the move and work, I haven’t really had time for myself. ;03

Last week’s outfit for going out on the town!

Wearing the wig I picked up at the HELLO! swap meet

I can’t seem to resist getting Coldstone’s whenever I have the opportunity. ;60 I gotta stop this!

The move has been giving me a lot of anxiety, so when this huge thing appeared on my porch and stayed, I was told he was a sign of good luck. I feel a little better knowing that maybe luck will be on our side, haha! I was pretty scared getting too close to him, but he was actually dead. (Or I think he was. He disappeared some time later when Richard accidentally brushed him off.) His colors were so vivid too. I kinda wanted to keep him in a shadow box, but then I don’t have the guts to pick up bugs, dead or alive. ;164

Found our new apartment

This past week we’d finally come up with enough money to get our deposit and 1st month’s rent so, we went apartment hunting. It was harder than hell. Unfortunately, this is the season when people are looking for their own new places to live, or renewing their current leases. I don’t think I’ve called asking the same question to so many different people before.  ;31

After awhile, we just started driving around the tri-county looking for “For Rent” signs.  ;140 We had found a couple of places with potential but nothing that really hit home. Richard was getting exhausted by this point (we had already been driving and interviewing complexes for 4 hours. We saw about 10 or so complexes that had vacancies and a couple that didn’t even have anything available….) and he wanted some chinese food from the restaurant at one of his posts. We realized there were some apartments in that area we had forgotten all about! Called ’em both and viewed them, one was amazing and really clicked. So, we put a deposit down and are moving in 30 days exactly!!

Entry way

Living room; now this is just the model, but the unit was laid out the exact same way.

Dining room has hardwood floors!

Kitchen has hardwood floors, and surprisingly, there’s a microwave.

Hardwood actually ran through to the bathroom and hall.

Enough counter space for me to crowd it with make up and hair tools. ;115

That’s a queen sized bed. The room is actually really big with a little alcove that I plan to use for desk space.

Average sized closet.

Bonus of Richard exploring the court yard. ;115

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