By Lydia Krupinski

For some, Spring is a time for refreshment and renewal. Not for me. Fall is simply my favorite time of the year. Warm colors abound, there’s a crisp smell to the air, and I can bust out my favorite layering devices!

Inspired by the season, David and I decided that our living room needed a face lift.  Rather than scrapping what we already have, we’ve decided to do a thrifty and earth friendly make-upper, where we purchase minimal goods and try to reuse and reinvent as much as we can!

So this is my disclaimer that over the next couple of weeks you will be seeing before and after photos, along with recommendations on how to perk up a space without impacting your wallet or the environment.