grows? A neighbor had excess wood chips that were free, so for a couple of hours of hauling, we literally had that problem covered.
Home of the Heart Hint: When starting a new project, think about what you already have on hand to re-purpose. You'll likely save money and come up with a unique and pleasing result.
we poured in some left over cement.
A little table would be nice. I had rescued a metal one without a top, so I painted it with some red spray paint I had. The acrylic top was the most expensive piece at twenty-five dollars. I bought a paver for eight dollars to keep the table steady. The little red pot it holds was fifty cents.
Two bucket citronella candles came to ten dollars. The solar bottle lights on the steps were free. The flower pots were moved from other places around the house. I added a warm throw to the hammock I sometimes drape on the couch, and purchased a pillow for fourteen dollars. (If you've read my previous post, you know my love affair with pillows.)
To enhance the ambiance, we hung a couple of suncatchers and a wind chime from the branches. These elements all add up to a magical outdoor room we were able to create in a week. Well worth the expense and our time here at the home of our hearts.
from Home of the Heart, my best to you.
P.S. We like to call to our place "Camp K." which refers to our last names.
I loved writing about Meg Cary's interior design career in my romance, Home of the Heart. Meg worked on some pretty spectacular projects that I've only dreamed of. But my greatest pleasure has been exploring what's involved in creating one's personal Home of the Heart, both helping others as well as the evolution of my own home design. I'll be sharing with you what I've learned over the years as an interior designer.