Today I’m excited to launch the first post in a fun new series called “The Quick Fix”. Every Thursday for the next 8 weeks, some of the best design bloggers from around the web will be sharing their “quick fix” to freshen up any space. You can expect to see anything from styling tip, simple DIY, or the perfect items to make a big impact without spending much time or money.
You guys, these ladies are some of the best around. We are all in for a treat…
Head back each Thursday to check out what these ladies have in store. If you aren’t already following, be sure to check out their blogs. LOADS of eye candy and different design styles await you. Grab your coffee and blanket and and dive in!
Feb 5…………..Elizabeth // Little Black Door
Feb 12…………..Gwen // The Makerista
Feb 19…………..Cassie // Primitive & Proper
Feb 26…………..Karianne // Thistlewood Farms
March 5…………..Beth // Design Post
March 12…………..Michaela // Michaela Noelle Designs
March 19…………..Shavonda // SG Style
March 26…………..Cassie // Hi Sugarplum!
April 2…………..Courtney // A Thoughtful Place
GIVE YOUR BOOKS A FACELIFT
To kick off “The Quick Fix” series, I’m sharing a DIY that can help give sad looking books a facelift. A while back I shared my secrets on how to style a bookshelf, and a couple people emailed me asking about color grouping books. Color grouping is great if you have a ton of books to choose from. However, buying new books can add up quickly if you’re trying to fill an entire shelf or even just a coffee table. So here’s my remedy…
1. Use existing hardback books or check into buying books from a discount book store.
2. Find some inexpensive fabric with small patterns and bright colors.
3. Give your old (and let’s just say it-ugly) book covers a new lease on life.
Books can add visual weight and ground not only a bookshelf but also side tables or coffee tables. Earlier this week I shared my tips for styling a round coffee table, but you might not have enough books that you want on display. Mixing in some solid colored books with patterned fabric covered books is a fun way to add both color and pattern.
Such a huge improvement. This is an easy way to add in accent colors, or you could even use all neutral fabrics in different patterns for a monochromatic look.
COST: Less than $15
($5 for 3 “new” books purchased at used book store + $9 in fabric pieces)
TIME: Less than 30 minutes
(Each book takes 5-6 minutes to cover, maybe a little longer if you’re a craft perfectionist. I am not…)
Head back next week to see what Elizabeth from Little Black Door will be sharing her decorating prowess with us.