Thursday, July 28, 2011

Works in Progress

So here are some pics of my living room and dining room. I realize I still need something on the walls in the living room...any suggestions?

Living Room....
The chairs and frames are from IKEA.
This was my great great great grandmother's sewing machine. Her name was also Jenni.
This is an old factory cart that my aunt and uncle gave me. They sell them to antique dealers in  South Carolina. More on what my husband and I did to it later.
 This chair is a $10 thrift store find. The arms and legs were originally brown wood and I spray painted them white and used sandpaper to give it a weathered look. I plan on upholstering the cushions in some kind of yellow fabric. I also spray painted the owl white. The lamp is from IKEA.
 These are old navy trunks and no I don't mean the store. They are also a thrift score. There are inventory papers and interesting compartments inside.
 View from the front door. Please notice the incredibly charming dog perched on the couch.:]
 Dining Room
 I purchased this mason jar chandelier from Kara Paslay. I am absolutely in LOVE with it. Not only because it's unique, but because it took hard work from my amazing husband to wire and secure it to the ceiling. Here is Kara's blog: Kara Paslay Designs
 The table I received as a gift from my loving and generous parents. The old window is a gift from my sister-in-law Catherine and the jars are the start of an obsessive collection of mine. Most were found at thrift stores. I'm still trying to come up with a better way to store bills/keys/etc.

 These shelves are from IKEA and are decorated with mostly antiques I found in my Grandma's basement.
Hope you like! And please remember..I'm always open to suggestions! These rooms will be forever changing to fit my mood and style.


  1. Super cute job! your house puts mine to shame, I have never bought decorations or really decorated any of my houses outside of the girls rooms.

  2. Everything is so cute! I love that light/chandelier!


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