loving my new place
i am loving our new house so much. i have been having a ton of fun getting started decorated. decorating a room is a long process for me. it usually happens over a period of a few months. i look at design sites, think about color schemes and mostly just dream. everything is done on a tight budget. craigslist rocks! i love finding second hand furniture and then refinishing them. take the green table in the picture. i am sure my mother (the good deal rock star) found it at the arc or something for under twenty dollars. i then refinished it and painted it a bright green color. in fact, i don’t think i paid full price for any furniture in this room. well, that might not be completely true. i did pay full price for the rug and white love seat because i loved them so. but the chandelier ($50), the dining room table ($150), dining chairs ($65), the brown console piece was my mom’s and i refinished it, and i even made my own ottoman. all of the centerpiece items were thrift store finds. i really have so much fun finding deals and making them my own.
i love arranging groupings of photos and pictures like this. i have so much fun changing out the pictures to go with whatever the theme of the moment is. another one of my budget secrets is framing scrapbooking paper. i am sure i will play around with this arrangement and the pictures in the frames. oh and i do want to find a fun lamp for this console.
i did splurge on new curtains for this room this week. i went for these gorgeous peacock blue curtains from pier one. aren’t they gorgeous? i had an extremely difficult time getting a good shot of them. i have a new appreciation for photographers who shoot spaces. it is so difficult getting just the right light. i still didn’t get the best shot. and it really doesn’t do the curtains justice. they really are stunning. i am glad i took a risk and went a little bit out of my comfort zone. so here is the picture from pier one.
and here they are in my room. i just love the splash of color they add to the space! like i said the picture is not amazing, but you get the idea.
anyways i will keep you posted on how the room progresses and changes. i am sure it will over the next few months. but i feel like i have a good start.