Monday, August 30, 2010

Day at the River

We had such a fun time this past weekend! We got invited to go out on Suzanne's boat! So much fun!!

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Guest Room Update

Well, the guest room was used this weekend!!!! :) My sister, Lindsey, and her friend Sam were on their way back from working at a camp this summer. They stopped here and stayed for a few days before continuing their trip to Florida. Unfortunately, I have no pics to prove they were here :(. But, before they arrived, I did two more things to the guest room.

1. John helped me hang the curtain, with my $2.50 curtain rod from Pottery Barn Outlet :).

2. John helped me hang this window I found at an old antique store. I think it goes so well behind the bed! I love it!!!!

Thursday, August 12, 2010

The Light Pendant and Ikea Rug

So I got this pendant at the Pottery Barn Outlet in Gaffney. It took a lot more work than I thought to actually make it into a light! My dad figured it out, though! He is the best! I love it!

We also got this rug from Ikea- so excited about it!

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

The Guest Bedroom is Open For Business! Visitors are Always Welcome!!

I am excited for how this room has come together! I am all done refinishing the furniture! Still need to hang up my curtains...and get some stuff on the walls!

Someone gave us 4 white wicker tables. I ended up using two outside, then I painted the other two for side tables.

This is what the dresser looked like before...

And after...

I have to say I stole this idea from my sis-in-law. I had the hardest time finding hardware that was 2 1/2". Almost everything at H.D. or Lowes is 3". So I saw she did this on a piece she refinished, and I tried it and loved it!! All it is Jute tied in a knot. Plus it saved be at least $40!

I found this basket for $5 at an antique store in Lynchburg, TN :). The dried flowers are all flowers John has given me.

I found ths lamp for $20!! At Marshalls! So excited!

This is what it will look like with the curtain...

Yea! So Excited!

Monday, August 9, 2010

Proud of this Sucker!!

My diploma came in the mail from USC!!! I was so excited to put it in this beautiful frame and it fit PERFECTLY!! Yea!!

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

House Update

So much has been going on here lately! I have been working super hard around the house trying to get things done! Finally finished this chair I picked up for $10 thrifting with Seth....I re-upholstered with burlap, and re-painted, and it now matches our desk perfectly!

I also added some burlap behind the desk, so now all of those lovely computer cords are hidden!

We have gotten new blinds for our house- we found them for a steal on sale at JCPENNY! Who knew they had faux wood blinds? And for $17.99 each!! yea!! They make such a difference!

This trunk John found at a yardsale for $25 bucks! It used to have a floral chalk design (I forgot to take a before pic) but I went at it with soap and water and it came off! yea!!

This lamp was also a find I found thrifting with Seth- again, no before pic, but I painted it white and found this wicker shade at Old Time Pottery!

We were so so excited to get our Dining Room Table! I found this last year while I was at USC in Columbia at a place called South Eastern Salvage. They have the same store in Chatanooga, so last week Seth and I drove up there and got it!! We still need to go back and get 4 more chairs- we got all the ones they had. Love it!!

This pic is for Nat- Adam and Nat got us this light fixture for our wedding and it is perfect in our master bath! yea!!

Thats all for now folks! Working on a few more things here that I will be posting soon!