Craig is the best, ain't he? He offers me superb furniture finds for cheap, and let's me fix them up!! For instance, I LOVE the shape of the barrel-back chairs. Guess the price...go ahead, guess. You give up? 20 bucks a piece!! Yep, and I am going to visit them tomorrow and h0pefully bring them home with me. I'm thinking of painting them white and giving them an awesome linen-y fabric re-do...whattya think? The dresser above is lovely too. Just look at those little casters to roll all around my house. I need that dresser. The seller says to make an offer...hmmm, how about 20 bucks? Think that would do it? I'm calling tomorrow, so please, please, please say yes.
Monday, June 22, 2009
Since I'm a teacher, I have the WHOLE summer off to do as I please. And since it has rained just about every afternoon for the past two weeks, what else is a girl to do? That's right--shop. And where is my favorite place to shop? The local Goodwill. I am in love with it...there's a challenge to see what junk I can find and make pretty again. I have also fallen in love with spray paint. So far, my talent only stretches as far and white and black, but I'm going to expand soon. I had this old blue chair that my grandmother gave me as part of a bedroom set. The whole set is actually in our guest bedroom waiting to be revamped and made lovely. I'm sure it was gorgeous when my sweet stylish grandmother had is hand-painted in the 1950's, but these lovely pieces have seen their hayday. SO, I thought I would start with the chair and see how it went before I went on to the bigger pieces of furniture. So far? So good. The chair went to a stylish glossy black in no time and now it holds towels and other goodies for our guests when they arrive!
Up next from the local Goodwill were two brassy dingy ugly magazine racks. I just whipped out my semi-gloss white spray paint and ooh-la-la...white, crisp, clean magazine racks for each bathroom. Bathroom? Yep, we read everywhere.
Friday, June 19, 2009
We have a couple ( in which I mean almost all) bare walls in our house...but I want some fun and different prints to put up...so, etsy it is! I could spend hours just perusing the art section, looking for artwork to fill my house. These three I have had my eye on FOREVER...but I'm still waiting...I need more actual furniture to sit on first...like dining room chairs and living room chairs...I think my guests might appreciate those a little more!
Thursday, June 18, 2009
Unfortunately, these have been in my files so long, I don't remember where I got them from...but I'm in love with them...a mix of modern and traditional, a fun work office, serene bedroom, and beautiful falling drapes....come to my house please.
Why the title?? Because we are making THIS home....our HOME. Hopefully, I can figure out to fix up our home with the least amount of money possible...without it looking like a dump. That's where YOU come in....(yes I know, there's no "you" yet)...but you will....you can comment and help me make decisions on my home decor and fixer-uppers! Great, let's get started!