Friday, May 19, 2017

Dining Room in Progress

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This room has changed so many times in 6 months. It went from being an office, to a dining room, through 2 tables, and 3 area rugs! Here's the before:


When we first moved in, I had it set up as my office because it opens to the living room. In days of old I was ALWAYS at the computer it seems. However, with an additional baby I find that I'm hardly ever on the computer anymore. I also hated eating on the opposite side of the house. So, I switched the dining area and computer desk.


Here's the first rug that I had in the room when it was set up as an office. I'm so in love with this tufted chair! I was using it as the office chair at this point. The desk was farther to the right not pictured...because it's always a hot mess!

I like it 100% better this way. Now my awesome tufted chair is at the end of the table! I'd love a second one for the other end, but realistically I the room isn't big enough! It's funny how the chair worked out. I bought this dining table off of Craigslist for $200...and it only came with 5 chairs! It's like my tufted chair was meant to be!


I loved the color and dimension the blue geometric area rug added. However, I'm adopting the grey family as my dominant color scheme, so it had to go! I purchased an awesome area rug for the living room and pulled the white shag carpet into the then office. Once I moved the dining table in, I discovered what a PITA pulling chairs in and out on a SHAG carpet was!


So, I ordered a new 8x10 area rug from Amazon. It was only $129! It is soft underfoot, low pile, and thin...which is perfect for moving dining chairs in and out! The rug is a bit misleading. All of the pictures on Amazon and even my own pictures, make the rug appear grey and white. It is BROWN! I ordered the "Ivory" color, but it didn't say what the secondary color was. I was so excited to get it, then as I'm unrolling I'm thinking.."this sure looks kinda brown." Sure enough on the tag it says it's brown and cream. I was pretty upset. However, laid down with everything else it kind of tricks the eye. It looks grey unless you LOOK at it. Even next to my grey and white living room rug. It's the magical trixter rug! After a temporary color disappointment, I'm VERY happy with it!


My future plans for this room include a medium grey paint, white trim, a gallery wall, and some MCM dining chairs. I kind of want to change out the ceiling fan for a fabulous chandelier, but this house doesn't have air conditioning...and I wouldn't want to regret that choice! I'll have to see how much I use the fan in the next couple months before making a final decision!






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Saturday, April 1, 2017

Vintage Mid-Century Modern Desk

Okay okay, you caught me! It's actually a sewing table, but who uses those anymore?

Me. The answer is me. Not that I really sew... lol

Vintage Mid-Century Modern Painted Desk MCM midcentury

My last vintage sewing table had a completely different look. I revamped that baby before I even knew what mid-century modern was. What I did to that piece semi makes me cringe now! I digress...

Saturday, March 25, 2017

Refinised Classic Mid-Century Modern Dresser

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I'm obsessed with MCM furniture lately! The clean lines, the classic style. Versatile enough to go boho, eclectic, transitional, almost anything!

Vintage MCM mid-century dresser. Midcentury furniture

Saturday, March 18, 2017

Make your Area Rugs Kid Friendly!

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I've always lived in a home with carpets installed. So, until now, I haven't had the pleasure of the never ending quest for the perfect area rugs. However, the 7 rugs I've had in the 5 months of living here are a different story.

This story is about how to make whatever area rug you choose....better, more kid friendly. Times a thousand. More plush, more stationary, you name it! It's like a magic trick for area rugs!

Kid Friendly Grey and White Modern Boho Area Rug!


Saturday, March 11, 2017

Don't Touch My MCM Hutch!

I e-stalked this hutch for a few weeks.

Watching.

Measuring.

Lurking.

Mid-century modern hutch! MCM bookcase styling!


At $100 my first instinct was BUY BUY BUY! But that's usually my first instinct when it comes to furniture! However, I decided it would be too large for my dining room. So, I scrolled on.

Then.

Mid-century modern hutch! MCM bookcase styling!


It was reposted and appeared at the top of the facebook marketplace. Listed for $75. It dawned on me that it'd make an awesome bookcase! It was no longer forced into a life of servitude in the dining room! IT'S A SIGN! So, I convinced my ex to drive an hour & a half to pick it up. I ended up paying $65 for the piece and gave him $5 in gas.

Saturday, February 25, 2017

Living Room Tour

As promised, I'll be posting a room by room of the new place as it becomes semi presentable! This room is a far cry from finished, but it's coming along!

Living Room Grey Couch

The grey couch is originally from Macy's, but I scored it used for $450. Yes that's a lot (for me), but it was literally exactly the one I wanted in new condition!

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

DIY Kid's Handprint & Footprint LOVE Art! Valentine's Day Craft!

I'm very last minute getting this posted. I am not a planner. Let me explain. I made this art a few days ago, just because it was a cute idea and I wanted something on display of my girls sweet prints. Then last night, it dawns on me that today is Valentine's Day and this would be a great V Day post!

DIY Kids Handprint LOVE Art! Valentine's Day Craft

My favorite things about this project are that it's great for year round (which was my original plan!), and you can choose any colors to match your home decor! Win, win!