Wednesday, February 27, 2013

the grand tour.

our little place is coming together slowly, but surely. every week i come up with a new idea for something to hang on our wall, or some furniture item (from the dumpster/goodwill) to reupholster. haha, but i wouldn't have it any other way! i always have something to work on of no particular importance to anyone else but me...which is just how i like it, oddly enough (just ask Addison). you'd be surprised at how much we've spent! we came with 2 cars full of stuff-stuff, not furniture. and we've filled this whole place with everything we need and more. so i thought it was about time to give you the grand tour! we'll start in the bedroom, because that's the place i've pretty much left one goes in there! so it's the least of my worries...

lamp: $20--ikea.
bedside tables: $7 each--ikea.
bed: $400--mattress firm end of the year sale.
made that heinous wreath from coffee filters and a hula hoop...ugh...didn't turn out just how i wanted...and it is not that pretty-but it's all we have for now!
designed it myself!
frame: $5--walmart.

the living room is spacious-with vaulted ceilings for addi! it's a special treat since our last place lacked a bit in that area... oh, basement living.
pictures developed for collage: $25 + wall mount $2--walmart/ikea.
this is my favorite item in our new home-completely made it up myself, and it has the heart of Addi and I in it.
ladybug picture: $3--goodwill.
 cast connections disney shop: $15
countdown chain for when my family comes! made it myself...and yes i did paint copy paper with acrylic paint because that's what i had. have i been known to do this before? yes!
cabinet: dumpster dove for it! sanded and repainted.
frame: $4--walmart, spray painted-filled with paint chips-free!
lamp: $21--target, clearance.
left over paint chips, thread, spray paint...and a hanging plant holder that addison had in his art supplies. yarn from Goodwill-it was Martha Stewart!
computer chair: $10--goodwill.
fabric-scraps i already had.
paint: $8--home depot-leftover from the dumpster cabinet.
armchair: $40 + $6 for fabric that i reupholstered it with--both at goodwill.
mirror: from my grandma + a coat of gold spray paint. and yes, gold spray paint is my best friend.

we have a deck! it is the home for all our diy projects-we paint, sand, etc, out here. but it's also home to my whimsical garden...that is now pretty dead actually...whoops.
 the's pretty much a bathroom! but we do keep our seashell collection in there...
 yellow bowl: $3--target clearance.
kitchen table set (4): $75--craiglist.
tv stand: $20--ikea.
blue microfiber couch: $20--craiglist, it smelled like tomato soup for a bit, but i guess there are worse things for something from craigslist to smelll like. now it's just like new!

all together, i think we've done pretty well for ourselves. there's a certain pride that comes from making your space beautiful. and because we didn't have a lot of designer stuff helping out with that...we have the pride of being designers as well! it truly is a place of rest, and refuge, a place where we can feel the spirit and be ourselves-what more could you want from a home?


Jane Anne said...

Your apartment is darling! I wish I had your style!!

Maggie said...

You're just the cutest ever. I saw a pinterest DIY about making sea-shells into candles and repinned it thinking of you! Thought it might be something fun for your home, maybe in your bathroom? :) Love you both! <3