I have never been a good decorator. My home has always been a hodge podge of random furniture, pictures hung on the walls wherever I had space, and tons of "stuff" that tends to accumulate when you've got six people and been in your home 16 years!
I am slowly figuring out my "style" (thanks mostly to Pinterest!) and starting to get some areas that I would actually say are intentionally decorated. I have tons more ideas that will take more time, money, and energy than I currently have, but I feel like I have an over-all idea of what I want my home to look and feel like.
So here is a little peek into what makes me happy:
This sums up my home perfectly!
Chalkboard frame: Merchant Square
Key locker: RodWorks
Mini Christmas tree: Ikea
Vintage ornaments from my granny.
Antiques: various antique stores across the country
On top of my fridge, makes me happy!
Locker Basket: Barnsale
Wine rack: Sweet Salvage
On top of my deep freezer. Someday I will have a hutch to display my Pyrex along with my Granny's china, Grandma's dishes, and great-grandmother's china.
Picnic basket: Sophie's barnsale purchase
Pyrex: Merchant Square and an Iowa antique store.
More Pyrex that has joined the others, full set!: Turn Style Consignment
The start of the girls' monogram wall! I will now be on the hunt for industrial "C's" and "S's".
Large "C": Sweet Salvage
Jars: Container store
Chalk Board contact paper and Bistro Chalk Markers: Amazon
And here is a mini tutorial for chalk board art (the "excuse the mess" sign was done with this same method):
1. Print your text in a fun font.
2. Rub chalk on the back of your printed paper.
3. Use a blunt item (back of a pen, etc) to trace the words onto the chalkboard, leaving a light chalk dust outline to follow.
4. Trace outline with chalk or a chalk marker.