Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Home Make Over

Summer - a time to get some things cleaned, organized, painted and off my to-do list.
 
Here are some pictures of my living and dining room make-over. Gone are the tired and dated green and yellow walls replaced with a soft gray.

A new-to-me couch found at the thrift store. I am in love with it! I believe it was meant for me - a gift from God who knew my love for yellow and my very small budget. She was $35! Marked down because she was on the floor for over two months!

The collections have been paired down {really}. I parted with what I didn't love anymore and only kept the things that work in this space.

My white Ikea slipcovers where dyed a gray blue. I went cheap with Rit dye in my washing machine. The dirt is now concealed better and the stains hidden.
I shopped my basement and other rooms in the home to finish the set-up. Mostly it was because my budget was spent and I was out of money but the result is a happy blend of vintage and thrifted treasures that I prefer to new. I am learning to appreciate what I already have.

I'm also learning to be more welcoming and get over my desire for perfection before having friends over. Nobody's house is perfect - nobody's.


Living Room:
Velvet Couch - Salvation Army Thrift Store
White Coffee Table - Church Sale Find
Chairs - Ikea Ektorp
Rocker - Family heirloom
"Hello" pillow - Ross Dress for Less
Pottery, wall hangings, mirrors - found at yard sales, estate sales & thrift stores over the years.
 
Dining Room:
Table - Family Heirloom given to me from my Mom
Chairs - Oakmont Methodist Church - these were their choir chairs
Corner Cabinet - Yard Sale find
Red Primitive Cupboard - Abercrombie's Antique Shop - Mill Village PA
Glasses Cabinet - Craigslist find
Pyrex, Glasses, Seed Packets, Flower Frogs, Hose Nozzels, Misc collectibles - found at yard sales and estate sales over the years.
 
Thanks for stopping to visit.
KayteeJane


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12 comments:

  1. Everything look fresh and comfy cozy... I LOVE that yellow couch... glad you gave it a good home because I would have had to arm wrestle you for it!! LOL Enjoy your lovely home!

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  2. Love your home and all your vintage finds, but LOVE that couch! Wish it was mine!!! And love that peanut butter tin too.
    GADawn57

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  3. I love using what I gave in new ways. I already loved it, that's why I bought it! A new slipcover for our IKEA couch is on my very extensive living room list. Is the dye splotchy? I can never get the dye not splotchy but it would be so much cheaper.

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  4. When I decorated our guest room, I wandered around my house and plucked things from here and there to put in there. Not only was it economical, it was super fun to see my things in a new place!

    Love that couch! I can't believe you got such a great deal on it. Meant to be!

    Erica

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  5. wow! we have a lot in common!! it's looks fabulous!! Emily

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  6. You have such great collections. Love the little pots and birds. Yep - shopping the house is the best way to go. I forget what I have half the time! Your couch is a wonderful find. I call those "God Smooches"!

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  7. You have a cute, cute home. If I visited you, I would spend all my time looking at EVERY thing!

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  8. Oh wow, I just love your vintage style! That yellow couch would not have lasted a day at any of my local thrift stores. Nice find!

    You also have the best collections. Love this post!

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  9. Beautiful! Your home looks so cozy and welcoming.

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  10. What a lovely home make-over! You also have the best collections.
    Enjoy your lovely home!

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  11. I love your pretty yellow couch and everything else. Very nice collection of glasses!

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