Monday, February 28, 2011

Well I took my own challenge this weekend and found an adorable old trunk at an estate sale for $50 bucks!!!!  Can't wait to start on it!  It needs some TLC, but I can already tell this one is going to be a keeper.  Now I just need to find a place for it in the house.  It's becoming quite clear to me how people can become hoarders.  :)  

Stay tuned for pics....

Friday, February 25, 2011

Hello followers, thought I'd share one of my favorite websites for design inspiration.  I challenge you to step out of your comfort zone and find an old piece of furniture to make over.  Happy hunting! :)

Have a great weekend!

In the meantime here are some photo's of our personal space.  Hope you enjoy!

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Finally able to get my hands dirty's my latest project.

Neal and I decided to makeover our home office into a office/lounge area.  The only new items purchased were the trunk (Home Goods) and the couch from Nebraska Furniture Mart (clearance baby!)  Oh and the T.V. (on sale at Best Buy)  I found the mirror at a local antique store and all the frames are from the Salvation Army.  A good wipe down and a fresh coat of spray paint was all it took.  The photos in the frames are all pictures I took and had printed in B&W at Walgreens.  Neal and I found this desk and chair a couple years ago at a Antique mall I think we paid $120 for both!!! (A steal)  I have shopped around at stores locally and that desk alone could sell for $175-230.  And last but certainly not least, the chandelier.  We found this beauty at a antique mall in Prairie Village for $79, some high gloss white spray paint was all it needed to make the room look sophisticated.  The wall paint color is Sterling from the Laura Ashley line at Lowes, such a calming color for a room that gets a ton of natural light.  

Here are the before's and after's, enjoy!



Had to throw this one in there too!  Such a good model. :)