You know when you find an amazing piece of furniture and you do a happy dance and you can imagine all the wonderful things you could do with it? And then you get it home and you are at a complete loss as to which way to go with your little furniture makeover?
That is my current predicament.
On Monday I shared an update on our living room and I showed you my most recent thrifty find… an amazingly beautiful bentwood rocking chair. I’m seriously in love with it. But not as it currently is.
Isn’t she beautiful?? Those curvy legs? That exposed wood. Yowza! If I didn’t take her home that first night I would have asked for her phone number. She is in fantastic condition and I got her for a steal at $15. Buuuttt I’m not the biggest fan of the fabric. Sure, vintage fabric can be wonderful but this fabric just wasn’t my style.
After seeing this, I was dreaming of painting my beauty. But there are so many options! Do I go bold and bright? Just change out the fabric? Embrace the wood? AHHHH! SO MANY OPTIONS! So I’m turning to my trusty sidekick photoshop and to all of you! I’ve whipped up some possible makeover options for you to peruse and tell me which one you like best! So let’s get this party started!
Apparently it is home update week. Last week I updated you on our front yard tree removal and today I’m going to update you on our living room. I haven’t really kept you up to date on these little changes because it was all so little and I never felt like it warranted a post. But now, there have been enough updates I can smoosh them all together and give you a grand update! So check out the picture below to see those updates!
Note the 4 burnt orange arrows. Those arrows help indicate the four changes to this space… in case you didn’t already figure that out. The rug, basket, stool, and lamp are all new.
How many people does it take to hang a gallery wall? Well, you could get away with one, but 2 is optimal. I guess the real question here is how many months does it take until Talitha goes crazy not having a gallery wall. The answer? Six. I have hated living the past 6 months without a single picture hung anywhere in my house. No, not because I’m a die-hard Pinterest addict who must have the coolest things in my house. Because, let’s be honest, I’m not cool. I’m a nerd who loves weird things. But because we have been so focused on painting and furniture that I haven’t put up a single “sentimental” item in our house. Sure, we bought new couches. But that isn’t sentimental. Neither is a dresser turned media stand.
I’m a big believer that a home should be a place that reflects who you are and what you love. And who do I love more than my family?? Plus, being more than 1,000 miles from all of them makes me miss their faces. But don’t tell them that. We don’t have a great single location for a gallery wall, I decided to spread it down our entire hallway. And as anyone who has ever attempted to configure a gallery wall can tell you, it can be annoying and tricky. So I’m here to share my little tips and tricks of How-to Hang a Gallery Wall!
HI!!! It is so good to be back to DIY-ing after being gone on a mini-vacay to Tennessee this past week. While my hubby attended a nerdy conference I got to hang out with my sister, brother-in-law, and 3 nieces! It was great. Anywho, back to the crafting. Not too long ago I was sent the most wonderful box of goodies. Let me tell you, opening a box full of Martha Stewart Decoupage items can make a girl’s day.
I found fabric-to-fabric medium, oil cloth finish, some Martha paints, soft bristle brushes, beautiful lace trims and fabric cut-outs. I knew instantly that I wanted to create a lace trimmed pillow. I’ve been meaning to update some of my pillows to go with our new home colors so this was a perfect opportunity!
Phew! I am so glad to be back. Just sitting down to write this post for all of you feels like a break! The past 2 weeks have been insane in the membrane. But seriously. I’ve barely had a chance to breath. Sitting down feels like a luxury. Thank God we leave for a mini-vacay tomorrow! Woo!
Part of all of our busy-ness has included having lots of company over. Of course, in my crazy person brain, that meant that I wanted to make the main bath pretty for them to use. You know… because my to-do list wasn’t long enough already. Crazy person, I’m telling you. Praise the Lord I have such a wonderful husband who puts up with my whims.
Our main bath was totally usable but it was quite dingy. Besides being super boring beige, the baseboards were all scratched up and the paint job was very poorly done. So of course, I wanted to add my own little she-bang before everyone came over. What’s a girl to do to add some pop to a small bathroom?? Stripes, of course! I learned a few tips along the way while learning how-to make the perfect stripes… so I thought I would pass them on to you all!