Tuesday, July 26, 2011

House Tour

Since the probability of us moving is high I've been taking some pictures of our house...just to have and remember it by. But.. since I was taking these I thought it might be fun to post a few to show some of the decor in our home. I'm a big lover of mixing the really old with new pieces. And I change things out quite a bit.. hence a big reason why I try and find a good deal. :)

Here is a piece I got in Pa from a Salvation Army. I paid $40 for it and later found a newspaper taped to the bottom drawer that dated back to the 1920's... can you say awesome!! As I've told you previously, we've moved a lot and with each move I always tell whomever may be loading our stuff... just don't break this piece.. I can re-place most of our things but not this one. It definitely has it's share of dings.. but it speaks to me. Oh, I also spotted some really cute knobs at Hobby Lobby that I want to change out the old ones with but I'm having to wait til' they go on sale..patience, patience.


The mirror was a horrible dark brown and I found it at Habit for Humanity. It was $30_but I heart it so much. I came home and spray painted it a gloss white.
The lamps came from TJ Maxx and I paid full price for them..$35 a piece. The shades had me.. most of the white gravy pieces came from Ross for like $3.99 a piece. And the cute newspaper birdies, pears, & apples came from Michael's from their $1 bin.



This dresser I picked up at a yard sale for $3. Well I actually paid the lady $6 and I got a chair(which I will show you later) and this dresser. I kept thinking I wasn't hearing her right but after the 2nd time I knew I had heard her so I quickly paid and loaded them up. It was a dark green and I left it that way for years but recently hubs helped to paint it this blue. Then we just painted the handles a black and Voila.. I use it to store movies, the kids video games, etc..


The white vase came from Ross for $6.99 and the hanging lantern dealy I purchased from Kirklands. Picture frame on left I purchased 2 of from Pier One on sale for $7.99 and was originally purple..but I spray painted 1 the same gloss white color as mirror and 1 a yellow.


I love thriftin' or garage salin' and happening upon that piece that is "special". The one to someone else that has been discarded but to you is just the perfect piece for right now. How about you.. found any good deals lately?
                                                Heather :)
                                 

13 comments:

  1. I love that top piece. And I love the vignette you have created with it! I haven't been thrifting in a bit and I am in great need to do so. I love when I find the perfect thing!

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  2. I am so not surprised at your amazing design ability and creativity with your house just based on your blog design. : )

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  3. I LOVE your house! Love love love. And I love Salvation Army too! Cheaper than Goodwill and they have more furniture. You should do a tutorial on how to paint furniture, I would love to re do a dresser I have!

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  4. Love YOUR white thang tou got going on! I could eat those lamps! :)

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  5. ooh, house tours are my fav!

    loving your style.

    those lamps are gorge. i'd have a hard time resisting.

    and that dresser IS a steal. $3. Total WIN! :)

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  6. i LOVE all of it! those lamps are amazing and i love your style. i want my home to have the old charm even though it was built in '01. i've been trying to bring in pieces of furniture and items that will just bring that warm and homey feel. love what you've done. and if you do move...i can't wait to see what you do. you'll have to do another home tour for us :)

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  7. LOVE the power of PAINT and how it can transform anything! I love those lamps, and how you put those teacups in the apothecary jar...so creative and unique!!

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  8. i love your house so much, heather! gorgeous!! and you find the best deals, too. can i come and visit? :)

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  9. your taste is beautiful girl!!!!

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  10. i want to see more of your home ... i can't get enough ... you have amazing taste!

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  11. i love your taste! your house looks amazing! xo

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  12. lovely lovely... we have moved a lot too.. I totally understand. 14 times to be exact. :-0

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  13. I love your home! So pretty and I love your taste!! :)

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