this saturday we went to a friend’s garage sale and made out like bandits! we got several pieces of furniture and accessories, get this….. ALL FOR FREE!!! most of these are pieces i’ve secretly coveted for years in their home. they’ve temporarily majorly downsized while they are building a new home. so today i’m going to tease you and only show you one of the pieces we got, but i guarantee you’ll be seeing more.
we were given this beautiful dresser/sideboard thing. no, its not in perfect condition, but it fits great with our stuff. and i don’t have to freak out when the kids crash into it.
the beauty is in the imperfections. (oooh, that was a good one. i should trademark it!)
yes, i made my bed just for the pictures.
ok, thats a lie.
i only made the half of the bed you see.
but how much better is the new dresser!?! it fits perfectly and is less bulky.
i know i need a lamp. but i need a free one. preferably one like this with a drum shade.
here’s my entryway.
thats the problem with this “great room”. its all. one. room. no seperate entry or logical division.
just walk in and boom! you’re in my living room.
so this little table was fine, but i’ve been wanting something a little wider, to take up more space and serve as more of an entry table rather than a side table.
oh, can you see my orchid? its still alive and about to bloom!
behind my couch.
where it fits perfectly.
although, yes, it still needs to be painted.
ugh, that wood is so yuck.
and its missing one of its ugly knobs.
the size is much better for the space, but now i’m thinking the mirror looks a little blah.
oh, well. an improvement nonetheless.
i added the chair from my desk to balance it a bit.
and the wrinkly tablecloth folded under the birdcage to break up the dark on dark.
i like it ok. my husband said it looked like i was using the chair to fill in empty space.
it still needs a lot of work. but i’m out of tables!
thats a little better. and that cream birdcage was from our friends, too. and, they are the same friends that have lent us the other birdcage.
so so so much goodness and inspiration spilling off those pages.
so, give me your opinions.
what would you have done differently?
sometimes it helps to see things through others’ perspectives. i love getting other ideas, so help me out here!