Today, I made two small updates around the house that I think made a big difference.
ONE: I spray painted the nasty A/C unit that lives in our wall. (Side note: we never use the a/c and kind of want to replace this unit with a stained glass window? Is that totally nuts?)
Here is a before photo:
After a serious cleaning, I spray painted with Rustoleum Protective Enamel in Flat White. I painted the part still in the wall with the same Zinsser primer and Clark + Kensington paint combo I used on the trim throughout the room.
I let it dry overnight, then hung it back up.
Wow! … am I right?! So much better. Although it’s still an ugly part of the room, at least now it recedes rather than being framed with brown wood. I seriously think this A/C unit might date from 1987, making it my age. Woof. (PS: We still need to switch out that outlet!)
TWO: I ran to this amazing local fabric/yarn store, Gather Here, and picked up three cute fabrics. I was sick of our couch throw pillow worn-out-cover situation (glimpsed here), and our bed’s throw pillow just didn’t go with our new bedding. Et voilà! New pillowcases make everything better.
It probably took me 45 minutes to make three pillowcases, making me wonder why I had never done so before. Ah, laziness!