I've taken a short hiatus from working on the house due to my work keeping me busy. Plus, just being careful fund wise. But there's been some good about this slumping economy in a round about way.
Not being able to buy shiny new things has forced me to be creative, attempting to flip thrift store finds into wonderful new creations. And I have had some luck!
Playroom - I've been looking for a captain's bed forever. The playroom has a twin bed and I've wished for drawer storage underneath. The bed is used as a daybed for Nintendo play. And I landed one for $30 last weekend! I'm excited to get it painted up and then that room will be ready for pictures.
Kitchen - I've needed a light above the island but couldn't afford the dream lights I saw in a catalogue. So I became much more open minded and started to look for interesting eclectic things, knowing full well paint can be magical. I'm excited to report, I've found a $10 something that will get a shot of paint this weekend!
Also found was a really cool headboard for $7.50 that has a square center area. I see a bulletin board or chalkboard, or simply using the headboard as is for the back of a bench. It was just so cute and quaint and affordable to boot!
Bookshelf - my neighbour had a garage sale 2 weeks ago and I scooped up a large bookshelf. I mentally have it placed in many areas but no doubt it will land in the office downstairs. That room is also due for pics.
Once these items are placed in the desired rooms all nice and cleaned up, I'll be posting befores and afters. And next week, more ought to get done as the kids are on spring break so I'll be home too.
The stair woodwork is still nicely out gassing in the garage. And that tile entryway floor is still tiles in a box. And the woodwork is still pretty yellow where it ought to be white. I know I know... My work is never done it seems.
Hopefully I'll be hit with massive inspiration when I work on those new things to help set up the house! The weekend is fast approaching. Yipeeee!