Shhh...It's a Secret

We cover up a lot of stuff in this house...stuff that we don't want anyone to see...stuff that we might be a little embarrassed of or aren't exactly fond of.

For example, every single bed in this house has atop it a duvet cover over a slightly less appealing comforter.
This is what hides under our guest room/office duvet:
It's my comforter from college.  It's cute however we're trying to act a little more 'grown-up' now and it's not exactly eye candy with the clorox stains my sister accidentally stuck it with (cough, cough...Farrah...cough).

And lurking under our other guest room's duvet (purchased at TJ Maxx on sale for $20):
I need to choose my words wisely with this one.  We got this one in a care package from my Grandma...and knowing her, I'm pretty sure it was handed-down to her first...which is totally cool, don't get me wrong.  We LOVE my Grandma, but let's just say this shiny, over-patterned, scratchy-to-the-touch comforter isn't exactly our style.  (But Grandma, if you ever read this post, we are so very grateful that we even have a comforter to cover up...thanks to you!)  By the way, since the picture doesn't do the thing justice, I would just like to point out that the main colors in this thing are red, burnt orange, gold, black...and purple.

Then in our master we have the tan, down comforter we got during a huge sale at Kohl's for 30 beans right after we got married.  It's covered by a clean, white duvet that was a wedding present.  We were a little worried the tan would peep through the white duvet, making it look ivory, but it's as white as white can be.  :)

Moving on and prefacing our next cover up, let me just say we have lots of decorative pillows.  The only thing is that they're not all meshing in with the color schemes we have going on in this house so...
they get 'cased'.  This one is actually the first of many to come...now that I finally have a sewing machine!  More on her later.

Now to pull out the biggest skeleton in our closet...
We bought this chair at our fave thrift store for FIVE dollars...

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and this is why it was only 5 dollars...
In the picture it actually doesn't look all that bad...it compliments the wall color and the little side table but if you look closely you'll see the torn/chewed/worn arms.  Using our sale-seeking skills though we sought out and found the soft slip-cover that now adorns it on ebay for $20.  It's served us well but will soon go as I have plans to rev up my beloved sewing machine and whip up a new one...even though once I get there being a first-time slip-cover maker, I'm sure the last word I'll be using is "whip up".

~Moral of this story:  Don't throw out the ugly just cause it's ugly, cover it up!~   

So that's pretty much it...we can't fool you anymore.  There is, however, one more cover-up I didn't mention and it involves our window blinds.  That's for another post but to increase the suspense, I'll throw in a little pre-picture to tide you over:
Trust me when I say you won't want to miss this one.  I came up with the idea all by my lonesome and I'm pretty darn proud of it and can't wait to put the "blinds behind" in our next house.  :)

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