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.

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