Thursday, May 28, 2015

Show and Tell Friday


Welcome to Show and Tell Friday!


Sorry for the delay in getting this post up so you can all share your amazing things!  It's just been a busy week for me! I try to get Show and Tell Friday up by 6pm PT on Thursday but some weeks that just doesn't happen.


I had planned to paint some furniture last weekend but I was out enjoying some fun with friends most of the weekend.  Life is too

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Upcoming Memorial Day - Show and Tell Friday


Welcome to Show and Tell Friday!


I don't really have anything new to share this week but I am looking forward to a long weekend. Monday is a holiday in the U.S. (Memorial Day) and I've decided to take a vacation day on Friday to make it a 4-day weekend! 


I'll be hanging out with my girlfriends. I feel so fortunate to have such good girlfriends!  The plan was to go to a beach party

Thursday, May 14, 2015

Beach Cottage Style Bedroom - Show and Tell Friday


Welcome to Show and Tell Friday!


This week at work we had a baby shower for a coworker expecting a little girl.  We were decorating a conference room for the shower and I thought it would be nice to have some pink roses.  I brought in this little bouquet holder that I bought at the Alameda Antique Faire many years ago.  Then I picked some roses that are growing along the parking lot

Thursday, May 7, 2015

The freshly painted side table - Show and Tell Friday


 Welcome to Show and Tell Friday!


Last weekend I decided to move some furniture around. I originally had my TV on this table on the other side of the room next to the fireplace and I had a vintage dresser here.  I like it this way so much better!  It inspired me to give it a fresh coat of paint...chalk paint of course!  I bought this table at a thrift store years ago and my daughter

Friday, May 1, 2015

Living Room {REVEAL}

We have lived in our home for over 10 years and our living room has gone through a few changes.
Here is how it looked for years...
A few years ago, we sold our floral set and got a sectional.  
We recently remodeled our KITCHEN and GREAT ROOM, so we decided to paint our living room the same color.  We used the Benjamin Moore Color 'Pelican Grey'.  I love it because it's grey, but in different light it can look a light blue.  We also changed the baseboards and trim around the windows.
We decided the sectional would seat our whole family when we watch movies, so we moved it into our great room.  So, this started the process of finding new living room furniture.

You can see the post about switching around all of my furniture HERE.

It's taken me quite a while to get it together, but here is how it looks now...
I really love how it turned out!
Here is the view from our entryway...
In the past, I have always purchased a matching set, but this time I bought each piece separately.
It actually turned out cheaper this way and I really like how it looks.
It took longer to get it to the look the way I wanted and was a little frustrating at times.
I ended up buying and returning four sets of chairs! I was ready to take back our couch! 
Then I scored these chairs at Homegoods...I'm addicted to that store!
They were only $99 a chair!
I love the stripes!
Then I found a table runner that was made with the same material and made pillow covers out of them.
It only cost me $10.00 for both pillows!

I was going to find a round coffee table, but decided I liked this tufted ottoman. 
It opens up and has storage too!
I bet you can't guess where I bought it from?  
Yes, it was once again Homegoods!
My next find that I adore was this bird cage bench...
It is so unique and fit perfectly because I have little birds throughout this room.
I love the material on the bench too!
It's our dog's favorite piece of furniture...
He's always on the lookout for someone walking by our house!
I also found a wingback chair at Homegoods (That store knows me on a first name basis now!)
  It fits perfect in our bay window...
It's classic with the nailhead trim and stripes.
This is a great little corner next to our piano.  I also found the frames at Homegoods and put our new family pictures in them!
This is what our bay window/piano area looked like before...
Here it is now...
I got the clock at Hobby Lobby.  
It was turquoise, so I spray painted it grey.
I also found the lamps at Homegoods! 
They work great for more lighting when the kids are practicing. 
 I just need to buy smaller bulbs!
The little white flowers are from Ikea and the pots were in the dollar section at Target.
The little white bird is one I already had.
It looks cute for spring and the piano is fun to decorate for the different holidays.

Here is our entryway and hallway...
This is in the entrance by our front door.
You take one step down into the living room/hallway...
 I stained this table a dark walnut and added the cute bird knobs from Hobby Lobby...
This is the table that was behind my couch in the first picture, it looks totally different now!
Keeping with the bird theme...
The shelf has a cute little bird on top and of course I put one inside!
Our living room feels so much brighter!  It feels like a totally new house!
I always love a good Before & After...
It's so fun to see how our house has changed over the years!
I've never loved it more than I do now!

Source List:
Paint color: Benjamin Moore (Pelican Grey)
Couch: Ashley Furniture
Wingback Chair: Homegoods
Striped chairs: Homegoods
Lamps: Homegoods
Grey accent tables: Homegoods
Ottoman: Homegoods
Birdcage Bench: Homegoods
Frames: Homegoods
Clock: Hobby Lobby
Bird Shelf: Hobby Lobby

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