|Livingroom, - After|
|Livingroom - Before|
|Livingroom, in process. Everyone needs a folding chair when you're remodeling.|
|The "Red Wall of Pain"|
|Piecing the two corbels together to fit over the island separating the kitchen and livingroom. The six-foot long, inch-thick corbels were from an old porch and were a Brocante find for $75.00. I had to cut a foot off of each and glue them together|
|Copper plate yard sale find|
|Bar top. I layered a pashmani shawl under the glass top after the paint got scratched during the move. I always feel it's the little details that come from adversity that make a house a home|
I bought the couch at the Palma Ceia Salvation Army in Tampa last year. I made new back cushions for it, covering them with the fabric from pillow shams I found at Goodwill. The end table was another ReStore purchase for $10.00. I stripped and refinished it, then gold leafed the detail on the legs and trim. The urn lamp I bought at one of my favorite Tampa thrift stores, Sunshine Thrift, for $3.00. The shade ($5.00 at St. Vincent's) doesn't really fit it, but will work until I find something else. The side curtains I made, the ones over the sliding glass door my sister-in-law gave me when she redecorated. Who says things have to match? All my curtain rods are old pipes I dressed up with bronze and copper Rub n' Buff, then hung with assorted corbels I've found at yard sales and thrift stores.
The teak coffee table was one of my greatest yard sale steals ($10.00, can you believe it?). All my chotchkies are yard sale and thrift store finds. Treasures are so much more fun when you happen upon them by accident. Everything I own has a story--and a memory--behind it.
|Looking towards the diningroom, which I'll cover in a future post|
|Can you tell I love trays? Copper, silver, wood--it doesn't matter. And footed trays are my favorite.|
|The vintage hanging lamp is one of a pair (the other is in my bedroom) that I scored a couple of years ago in a thrift store. After they didn't sell in my Etsy shop, I decided the universe agreed with me that they were too great to part with|
|I love little lamps. I have them all over the house|
|I turned a dead corner into a little gallery. The bookcase was an old storage shelf I found in the shed when I bought the house. It was falling apart, but I repaired and painted it for my reference library.|
|My maroon vignette. I love this little spindle table I got at a yard sale a couple of years ago. After draping it with a fringed shawl, I added a sweet little beaded lamp and a few red glass pieces I've collected.|
Next up, the diningroom