Thursday, August 1, 2013

Sneaking Around: Home Tour

 As a lover of design and DIY you can imagine that our house changes quite frequently.  Our house has come a long way from the dark ages of HMH...check out those photos here!  I'm in the process of updating our home tour page, so you guys can follow along with our progress and be somewhat up-to-date with our current style...although it's always evolving along with the size of our wallet! 
 
 
Our living room currently has a beach cottage feel and it's starting to feel like home.  A lot of the pieces have been thrifted, like the media console which was actually our first project on the blog and one of my favorite pieces yet! It's so functional because it holds all of Kennedy's toys and it's easy to tidy things up when we're expecting company.  We also just recently added the floor to ceiling curtains which were made out of drop cloth, we discuss how we did that here.
 
 
 


I had been looking for a globe and stumbled upon one at a local thrift store called The Love of Jesus Thrift Store for just $5...what a steal!  Especially when these things are going anywhere between $30-$60 on eBay.
 
 
Since we have a two story home, it's hard to get Kennedy to play in her room if we're not upstairs with her so we currently have her Ikea MALA Easel in the living room for when she feels the need to let her creative side shine.
 
 
There is so much that I love in this picture!  I am super excited to have a fiddle leaf fig on display in our home I could just scream (and it's doing quite well by the way).  I lucked up and paid only $12 for it at the local Great Big Greenhouse...no really that's the name ;)  The cane chair was another thrift store find for only $5.  I still haven't gotten around to painting it or dipping the legs gold...something like this but I hope to get to it soon.  The Insta-Frame was another project that stemed from a $7 thrift store frame.  It's so easy to just change out pictures from time to time and it's a big piece of art that doesn't overwhelm the space.  The white rooster has made his way around our house and it's something I can't get rid of!  I found him at Thrill of the Hunt when they first opened and he was a mess and now he's simple.  Just the way I like 'em!
 
 
  
 
This buffet is a real diamond in the rough.  It originally looked like this and needed a face lift and now it's a perfect piece for our dining room and has tons of space for storage. 
  
 
My husband built this farmhouse table out of pallets and it actually won 2nd place in the Project Pinterest Challenge.  It's been updated quite a few times now and I still want to paint the base of the table white, but we'll see!
 
 
Our "EAT" sign was DIYed using paper mache letters from Joann Fabric and recently got a face lift to match the rest of the house.  We also installed the molding over the windows, which really adds height to the room.  I originally wanted to put curtains back up in this space, but I don't want to hide the lovely molding.
 


 
There you have it...a slice of our pie!  We have so much more to share with you guys, but for right now...that's all folks! :)

8 comments:

  1. You have got a fabulous look going on here - great job! Found you through HofH and am glad I did!

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  2. Your house looks so warm and inviting. Love the little touches you've added to make it personal and unique to you!

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    1. Thanks Amanda! You are doing a wonderful job over at your abode ;)

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  3. So bright and fresh! Love the Instagram photo project. Such a great idea!

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    1. Thanks Shavonda! The Instagram photo project is one of my favorite projects yet.

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  4. Hi! I love your home and had a question, how did you customize the ikea mala easel? I would love to do the same for my daughters! Thanks!

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    1. I did Chanel. I used wrapping paper actually and change it out periodically to give it a new look.

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