I just finished the Easter Pink Console Table and decided to add it into my decor! I have been looking for a narrow console table for my living room and this fits perfectly. In the hope that spring is around the corner, I tidied up and switched the room around. Yes, a little spring cleaning! I always put things away and bring things out when the seasons change.
I know that I painted my thrift store table white to add to my living room and I must say, I am happy that I did. I prefer it white. However, it is back in my family room because the other day I purchased a new piece for my home. This is a rarity and I must say, what with my new Safavieh rug and now my new ottoman/coffee table, I have gone on quite a spending spree. It is just that I saw it there – in HomeGoods – and it was such a great price ($150)…I just didn’t want to leave it.
Vintage White Coffee Table Before and After
I mentioned yesterday how after purchasing a new rug, I was looking to find a suitable new coffee table for our living room. After searching high and low, I realized that I actually already owned the perfect table – my thrift store coffee table that I had purchased years ago. Originally, I had painted it in Annie Sloan Provence. A fresh coat of General Finishes Antique White has given it a new look!
I was at one of my favorite stores, HomeGoods the other day when I spotted this gorgeous rug.
I have been looking for awhile to purchase a new, larger rug for the living room and boom, there it was. I had to buy it because you all know that if you leave anything for ten minutes at HomeGoods, it will be gone! I rarely splurge and I knew that if I left this one behind, I would regret it. I also knew that if I changed my mind and guilt overcame me, I could always return it. That always makes it easier to justify!
My foyer is in desperate need of a makeover. The walls really need some pizzazz. Our stair banister “fell” off the wall a few months ago as my 17 year old son was walking down the stairs. Funny how that happened. Anyway, we need to put it back up but I keep stalling. I want to either paint or paper the walls first. The banister is waiting in the garage and in the meantime, we are just walking carefully down the stairs!CONTINUE READING
Design on a dime is true to my heart. My home is full of my “finds” that I have repurposed and thrown into my decor. I love that they are one of a kind, interesting and, well, cheap!
A great way to save is by finding small end tables that can be put next to a sofa or chair or even against a wall. I just don’t see spending hundreds of dollars on a small table. When out and about, I always am on the look for a good, matching set of tables. If you find a pair, snap them up!
Yesterday, I shared how the Beach Chic Dresser is now in my foyer. This required moving my HomeGoods foyer console table into my living room. This meant moving my sofa to face the fireplace to accommodate the console table. The large Hungarian Chest was moved from the corner of the room to the center of the windows.
The Pottery Barn mirror went across the room to the other wall.The rug was changed out to a green Pottery Barn run I had upstairs. The whitewashed farmhouse chair and curbside find french chair are flanking the fireplace. The Greige Farmhouse cabinet is in the corner.The sweet little vintage record cabinet is in the other corner.The newly repaired empire coffee table is still holding up!By the end, Lucky was tired :)We had a crazy week here with out of town visitors, a Taylor Swift concert and swim team relays. The Painted Drawer Link Party will be back next week with this week’s features. Paint Color Highlight tomorrow!
I found this great empire coffee table at a thrift store a few years ago. It was not in the best shape and pretty rickety but I didn’t care. I added a bit of glue and put it in my living room and loved it. And then I sat on it.
Yes, I did. Not one of my kids (in particular my 16 year old son who just happened to be walking down the stairs last week when the banister fell off the wall). No, it was I who sat on the already shaky, old table and broke it. This time it was not “glueable”. It went into the depths of my garage where it stayed for a year.
Ah, the joy of taking down all of the Christmas decorations. Honestly, I enjoy taking them down much more than putting them up! Our tree has finally made its way out of our living room and I had the opportunity to freshen the room up and clean.
Over the winter break, I took a trip to Ikea. I bought another rug for only $60 and put the larger rug into our family room. I love how a new rug can totally change the look of a room. I also bought filmy, white curtains that were only $3.99 for two panels. How could I resist? I took down my heavier, thrift store curtains for now to give the room a breath of fresh air. The other changes I made were placing my gate-legged table behind the sofa and adding pops of blue. The blue makes it feel as if spring really could be around the corner (even as I am huddled under a blanket on my sofa while typing this post!)
I spent a few hours last Sunday moving our living room furniture around (just for a change lol) to create a warmer look for the fall and upcoming winter season. It struck me that I have decorated this entire room with my finds from thrift stores, Craigslist, side of the road pieces or other sources. I added it up and I believe the total spent is less than $500.