Saturday, October 15, 2011

A Sense of Calm...

In the chaos that life offers...a weight is lifted when I look at a completed project...even if just for a moment. It has been our goal the last year to get the upstairs of our house "done." This meant cleaning out a lot of junk, painting (done mostly by the hubs), and getting organized...and a little fun along the way. Well, with our guest room finally done, we're almost finished (there's one room left...a place for all my accessories *eek*/room for my niece to call home when she's visiting).

So, without further ado...

Four-poster bed...not necessarily my style...but it is a "family" piece...and free, so I will work with it. :) I chose all white bedding...something I've always wanted to do, but that makes me a bit nervous (the 2 animals that live here have already found this to be a very comfy nap spot). The blanket at the foot of the bed is a recent flea market steal!

The 2 nite tables are things I've had stashed away (the green one is my fav...and I'm so excited to have a home for it now). I found the kelly green lamps at Target (in the land of clearance) for less than $10 each!

Love, love, love my framed fabric! Vintage fabric + free (from the curb) frames = perfect wall art! :) Just got some more fabric in the mail from Etsy to add to my recent flea market frames (going to try my hand at a craft show). We'll see if anyone else loves my creations as much as I do....

Dresser...much like the bed...I'm not in love with, but it serves its purpose. Everything else, though, I adore! Lamp (gift from a friend, with a new shade), yard sale art, green depression glass bowl (a wedding gift of my great grandparents), mirror (I just added some shiny black paint), and a wooden tote (used for picking strawberries in its first life).

Instagram pic doesn't necessarily show the best detail...but makes it all look a bit more artsy.

Still obsessed with now having a home for the antique corbels that came from the farmhouse my mom grew up in! Someday we'll have a dream home where they can be used as shelving brackets in the kitchen *sigh,* but for now...they look pretty snazzy.

Along with some other treasures I've picked up along the way...these shelves serve a very important purpose; as a home for Jason's books (and books, and books...)

Last, but not least, my rescued plant stand. It still doesn't have a distinct reason for being (other than looking great in front of my vintage+new curtains), but that will come in time, right? More treasures to be found...surely will need a place to call home. ;)

*Breathe*...another room down...and shared. Now, I have a choice: a day of relaxation...or *dun, dun, dun*...start on the last room. Decisions, decisions.


  1. Your room looks great! You need to come decorate for me. :)

  2. AMAZING! So great. Seriously inspiring!

  3. Love the room, you did a great job!

    New follower from the New Year, New Followers follow fest!

  4. Love the fabric frames! It looks great. Thanks for linking up to the New Year New Follwers fest.

  5. It turned out great!! I'm a new follower. Thanks for linking up to the New Years Follower Fest!