I've had two director chairs gathering dust around the house. The hot pink (??) covers were faded and ugly, and when I went out to price the cost for new covers, I realized I'd be out $40 for something halfway decent. Since I'm pretty handy with my sewing machine, I decided to make new covers. I bought a yard of bright yellow cotton duck at Joann's for about $5.50 (after using a 50% off coupon), which was more than enough fabric for two chairs. I carefully picked apart a set of the pink covers and measured seam allowances/fold lines, then used the deconstructed covers as templates/patterns for the new covers. It took me less than an hour of cutting and sewing, and I dare say, they look as good -- maybe even nicer! -- than the ones I saw for $20 elsewhere.
Then we had this unfinished bookshelf that I used in my old pantry to store canned goods and kitchen equipment. I forgot to take a "before" photo, but here's the "after." We're using this on the other side of the livingroom to hold my son's books, Legos, and other belongings:
I think my husband is rather horrified with my color choices of late: tangerine orange, lime green, daffodil yellow. But I love the play of bright colors against neutrals like cream and gray. Wait till I do my dining room reveal in a couple weeks!