First, I want to give you an itty bitty sneak peak into a living room update that is currently in the works…
I’m actually not a huge fan of Pier 1 these days, but while browsing for a new throw blanket, I stumbled across this adorable basket and just had to snatch it up as a replacement to my decade old Ikea magazine holder. Seriously, it was about time…and I love it!
I also snagged a furniture piece at Charlottesville’s premier vintage/antique store, Circa, that I am refinishing. If you’re ever out and about here in good ole C-Ville, this is a highly recommended stop. It’s almost impossible to leave without a handful of goodies!
And finally….remember this guy?
While I haven’t yet managed to convince my husband to toss the entertainment unit out the window, I have convinced him to let me refinish it – one must pick their battles, I suppose, and this was the compromise.
I hope to have the living room updated by the end of this weekend. And starting this evening, I will also be repainting my kitchen so I have a busy few days ahead of me! I can’t wait to share the updates with you next week.
Now on to sharing of the love because really, I have so much to share!
1. I’ve been a fan of City Farmhouse for quite some time. Jennifer’s style is impeccable and her home is full of vintage charm and classic style. It’s refreshing, comfortable, and livable, which is what I find to be most important.
I also happen to be in love with these refinished chairs. You can find the tutorial here!
(Thanks Jennifer, for the sweet comment and friendly advice!)
2. Ever hear “one man’s trash is another man’s treasure?” Well, you’ll find that Jessica over at Dear Emmeline is a trash pickin’ machine! And indeed, she turns trash into treasures. Her most recent transformation is absolutely lovely – I love the gold gild she applied to the details:
Here are a few other examples of her work:
Painted with her very own chalk paint recipe!
(Thanks Jessica, for all of the amazing comments and encouragement you’ve left for me!).
3. Susan over at Uniquely Yours or Mine is another fellow trash picker and has quite a few amazing furniture for sale as we speak (and at exceptional prices)!
Want to see more? Go to her “for sale” page here or find her at the Ashland Vintage Holiday Market!
(Good luck Susan!)
Have a great weekend ya’ll!
Thanks Kristen! you’re a sweetheart. can’t wait to see all your updates! I have quite a few that need to get done myself…when you get yours done how about you drive on up here to MD and help me out. 😉
You’re very welcome Jessica! Haha…doesn’t it seem like these “updates” are never-ending?! I suppose one is never truly finished! Looking forward to seeing updates from your end as well! ps…the guest post is coming! I got a little delayed with my entertainment unit project but I hope to share it with you very soon 🙂
HI Kristen, thank you, you are a doll:). Can’t wait to see the changes! Oh & join Hometalk!!! I posted my DR and got 120 followers in a few days and also do you link your projects to Pintrest? That is good too. I am still learning & always a work in progress, contact me anytime:). Have a great weekend! Jen
You are awesome Kristen! Thanks for the love! It looks the the weather’s going to be great for tomorrow so that’s a big plus! I don’t know about you but Thanksgiving has snuck up on me and I’ve GOT to get some groceries as I host for about 20 people… Have a fabulous weekend!