by | Chelsea
Remember my recent post about some fabulous chandeliers that I came across while I was on the hunt for one for our dining room? Here is the one that we picked! This is the first time we have ordered anything online and didn't have to return it on the first try! We have been notorious for buying things online and once we see them in person, they don't look as we anticipated. Both of our rugs and drapes took about three or four tries before we got it right. We finally broke the streak and won on the first chandelier we ordered. Big victories over here, people!
I feel that the iron and the Edison bulbs go well with our other decor. I love the industrial look of the chandy and am now searching for a perfect light fixture to put above our sink with that same feel.
So pretty and perfect!
What style of chandelier do you have in your dining room?
By | Chelsea
A few weeks ago, I received a text from my uncle asking if I was interested in these pieces of furniture that he no longer needed. Obviously, I said "YESSSSS!!!!!" He couldn't have asked at a better time as I have been casually checking out Craigslist for a dresser for our master bedroom and extra chairs for seating in our living room/dining room.
I got four dining room chairs, two dressers, a large mirror and a fabulous floor lamp (not pictured). I have two of the dining room chairs at our dining room table and the other two hanging out in our living room. I am still deciding whether I will keep the two chairs at the table or not - still have my heart set on a farm style bench. I am planning on refinishing the chair legs to give them new life. I am not quite sure if I will replace the seat cushions or not - right now they are faux suede.
I love the shape of these chairs! They are timeless, sturdy and really great quality.
The tall dresser is currently in our guest bedroom. I have the long dresser in our master bedroom that I am using (pictured below). The dressers are in mint condition, but so they don't need to be refinished. However, I was debating about painting them, but my sister Christy had a great idea - she suggested painting only the wood pulls white to modernize them a bit. Love that idea! I think I am going to spray paint the metal on the pulls a brighter brass color as well.
I apologize for the horrible picture, our master bedroom does not get a lot of light. But you can at least make out the shape of the dresser. The mirror also came with this piece. I am obsessed!! I love mid century pieces of furniture.
What are your ideas of bringing these pieces new life? Please leave a comment below!
by | Chelsea
Um, barf! This is the chandelier that was in our dining room when we moved in. You can see why I have been hunting for the perfect chandy to take it's place. I am a firm believer that lighting and paint can transform the whole look and feel of a room. Especially in our house since we have an open floor plan. Our house also sits on top of a hill, so our view is easily one of my favorite things about our house. I wanted a light fixture that not only looked great in the space, but also did not block our view to look outside - we have sliding door leading to our deck right off of the dining room. I found one for the win, but also found some other great ones along my way. Which one is your favorite?
by | Chelsea
In our old house we used a wood trunk as our coffee table for the longest time, but once we moved into our new place the trunk was way too small for our new living space. I had searched for quite some time on styles of tables that I liked and came across an image on Pinterest and showed it to Bird and guess what? He built it! I have to say it looks even better than the picture I showed him. He used the wood from our homemade bar that he built for our wedding. Those pieces make up the bottom and top pieces of the coffee table and the legs are pieces of wood from his grandpa's farm; which adds nice rustic look to it.
I am not naturally gifted in the decorating or staging department…at all. Therefore, I rely on things to inspire me. I found this fabulous article that inspired my coffee table look. Our coffee table is topped with our wedding book, gold sea urchin (similar), magnifying glass, vase with fresh daffodils, homemade coasters that my mama made, coffee table books, fun match sticks (similar) and a lovely smelling candle.
Here's a little birds eye view of the table. My favorite part about the table is that it has a second shelf to store all of my magazines, more coffee table books and any other miscellaneous items, which helps keep the top surface free of clutter.
I found the cheapest place to snag up great coffee table books is Amazon. Even better if you have a Prime membership to get the perks of free 2-day shipping! Plus, coffee table books are those things that you can never have too much of. I know my collection has grown over the years and I still have ones on my wish list.
How do you style your coffee table?