Sunday, May 20, 2012

some changes

I really enjoy creating a home. I don't always love waiting for things to come together just how I like, but I'm working on it. I took these pictures last fall when we first moved in. 

I didn't love all the colors they chose, but since it's a rental we couldn't change much. I've slowly been moving things around making it just the way I like it.
Almost everything we own we got from a garage sale or someone gave to us. It makes for a bunch of randomness.


After Vanessa's birthday I was thinking about where to put her kitchen. My mother in law had a wonderful idea of moving our kitchen table in front of the fireplace and making the kitchen area a playroom. 
I found this table and chairs at a garage sale,

did cut outs on fun paper and framed them,

and our kitchen turned into their playroom.



The kids are absolutely loving the space and I feel like I have another room in the house. (we never really used the space by the fireplace before.)

While I was on the kick of changing things up I finally got around to painting and recovering these chairs. (and by me I mean caleb painted them) I also bought them at a garage sale, but didn't like the dark wood and black seats. I found a pretty blue/green fabric and then put a heavy plastic cover over to protect it. 

Caleb got me this fun desk at an antique store. It now sits in the entry way.



The kitchen table is now in front of the fireplace. It was really too crammed in that other spot. 

My mom has shared some of her milk glass with me. 


It's finally coming together. 






12 comments:

Jess said...

I love it! Love the playroom in the kitchen and the table in front of the fireplace looks so....homey and comfortable and memory-making. Great job! With the chairs and everything else.

Rebekah said...

I *love* your style. It is very similar to the way I would dress a room. I'm so a buyitatthegoodwill/garagesale/salvationarmy girl. I think even if I had a great cash flow I would still buy things second hand.

Summer said...

Your home is so vinatagely artistic! I absolutely love your style :) Garage sales and thrift stores are most definitely the best places to find unique eclectic furniture.

xo
summer

kenzie said...

that looks great ... come style my house!

christina said...

love love love your style! Decorating is my favorite...no if I only had an unlimited amounts of funds to do it :)

Bekki said...

looks great! I can't wait until our place is just right :)

Suelynn said...

Looks great Jess!

katygirl said...

Looking great, Jess!!

Kelly said...

great job jess!

Sharstin said...

wow---wow! look at you gal--martha stewart! it looks amazing

Kirra Sue said...

I love it girl!

Amber said...

I love what you're doing to your home, and oh my goodness... I LOVE the treadle sewing machine desk!!! I'm going to show my dad that and see if he could make me one! Very very cute!

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