Thursday, May 23, 2013

Antique Tables, Gallery Walls, and Snowshoes

Hey yo. What's new? Yeah, it's been a while. Sorry I've been MIA this week. The creativity just wasn't flowing much this week. But I do have some updates I've been wanting to show ya in the living room. First, let's review: I got a table that I fell in love with a while ago. But I had no where to put it, so downstairs into the "pile" it went. As you know, we're trying to organize the space downstairs to make room for a playroom for the boys. So up the table came into the living room ('cause there was literally no other place for it) and I love it in there. I didn't know if it'd be too big, but I think it looks right at home. Check it out.



Some of the accessories are new (to us). I wanted something tallish in the background to create a layered look. But I didn't want anything to block the view/light. So I raided my in-laws' barn and found this old wicker thing that reminded of a snowshoe. So in honor of Mitch's motherland, it now resides in our living room. (note to self: ask Mitch if he ever went snowshoeing.) And it fits the bill pretty dang well--provides height but doesn't block the view or light. Perfect. Then I just layered in some random things I already had.


Well hello there, Little Miss Sexy Legs!
Love these legs. Totally was what sold me on the table. And those cute little casters. Seriously, how cute are they?


This green chair was one I picked up at the ReStore years ago. Actually now that I think about it, I think it was my first ReStore purchase ever. It's cute but not the most comfy chair in the world. And yes, that's some sort of vinyl-ish fabric on there. A designer would audibly gasp if he/she saw it.



I love my gallery wall:) It's done. I don't think you guys have seen it all done. I even painted the rest of the trim the other day, so you can officially stick a fork in it.



See that old black and white on the right there? It's a pic of Mitch's grandfather and his hunting buddies up at their cabin in central PA. The guy in the white is their cook:)


Here's a close up. The picture was taken in 1933 and Mitch's grandfather (the guy in the back on the far right) is 20 years old. Love it.




This floor lamp was downstairs waiting for a makeover (I had huge plans for this little guy) but I brought it up the other day and stuck this shade on it and now love it as is. So forget the makeover--you're staying as is, buddy. I really needed some light in this corner of the room.



Just a simple mantlescape: old bottles. 




I added this lamp to the top of the armoire. We have lots of lamps in there now, but it's nice--I love light. And the nice thing is that all but one of the lamps in the living room can be turned on at the same time by flicking the wall switch. That's right--we're awesome. (not quite sure why that makes us awesome, but...)





So that's it: just some little updates to make our room more cozy. Have you updated anything lately? Bring any random tables up from your basement? Complete a gallery wall? Hang a snowshoe in your living room? Oh and yes, we are finished the master bathroom. We just hung art on the walls the other night. Can't wait to show you guys...EEK! But I'm waiting on some pictures (we had family shots done and I want to use some of them in there) so as soon as I have those done, I'll be doing a reveal. So get excited. Get real excited. Am I a total dork for being super excited to show you guys our bathroom? Oh well. I'm okay with being a dork.

15 comments:

  1. No I have never gone snowshoeing. I guess I wasn't quite that far north. We did have enough snow though!

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  2. Ha! Love Mitch's reply :) Just love the little peek into your home. I do think you should be on the lookout for a better sized chair next to your lovely table. It would balance out the table better, and that chair is perfect for your little boys room......... have you noticed? It's just the right size, and the slick fabric is perfect for clean up!!!

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    1. Yes, that chair is only there temporarily. We're getting two matching armchairs reupholstered in the near future so have no fear, the mini green one will probably be shipped elsewhere in the house. Great idea putting it in one of the boys' rooms--thanks!

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  3. Oh, my. Some of those photographs that you've feature on your blog are so lovely and bright. I can see all the details in them!

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  4. I just adore how you pour your love into your home. What a magical space!

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  5. I love that Gallery Wall. Oh my! I'm totally using this as inspiration for mine. The whole room just looks so darn comfortable. And I agree that the legs on your table are sexy. Lol.

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    1. Yay! Glad we could inspire you:)

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  6. You house looks beautiful! It looks incredible but also has an inviting and cozy feeling. Love it!

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  7. The table looks great in that spot, like it was meant to be. Love the other updates, great room! It looks classy but at the same time a room you wouldn't be afraid to relax in.

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  8. I think your living room is adorable and real, and I love that. I think I found your blog while looking for kitchen ideas and gah, I love your kitchen cabinets and would love to kidnap your Amish cabinet maker.

    Also, I am commenting because I have made a commitment this year to participate in less blog-stalking. Here I am; a reader, who occasionally checks up on your clever ideas.

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  9. I like the room designed by the antique pieces. The table is very good. Sitting room is looking very good.

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  10. I love the open space you have in your floor plan. I'd like my house to be open concept, but its not. You have your home decorated really nice also. Wanted to ask about the Black & White of hubby's grandfather. You said he was from Central PA. I'm from Central PA. Near Clearfield - about an hour from State College. I like finding people on the internet who live close to my area. I love the Lancaster area, but don't get there much. Its a beautiful place. Wouldn't mind living there.

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