Ever so gradually, I am making subtle changes to beautify our home. There are so many major ones that I'm itching to undertake. But they require lots of time and lots of money. So while the complete overhauls of kitchen/bathroom/backyard are on hold, the joy is being found in small things. Like floor rugs or lounge cushions or ottomans or shutters. My latest love around the house are the brand new shutters that replaced the ghastly blind/curtain combo which previously existed in our lounge room. It's amazing I left them there for so long, though I was waiting for the right time and the right replacement. And with only two windows in our tiny terrace, it seemed only fitting to give one of them the lovely makeover it deserves. I'm as happy as larry with these beauties and hopefully their guarantee to stand the test of time can live up to the wear and tear of a household of boys. Next on the wish list... the perfect mirror to compliment the shutters.