Stretched. Patience gained. Beauty Attained.
Praise Him, eventually our prayers were answered, and we found the location of our dreams. Now, it was time to flip this 1970's dated space.
I adore all things nautical and have always loved vintage...so these styles were married together to inspire our cozy living space!
Welcome to our home! Come take a quick tour...
This was our living room, pre-flip:
Now: My Reading Nook
This clothes rack was a piece of tin I found for $6 at a flea market, and the spindles...from a dumpster dive on a near by farm...
The main living area: BEFORE smelled of musty cat and astro-turf-esque flooring.
The main living area: AFTER
This blown up photo from our wedding only cost me $13 (which beats spending hundreds on a canvas print).
I hope to do a tutorial on this in the future!
At first, I kind of...well (hated) this shelf. I wanted to re-finish it in a darker stain or paint it. When it wouldn't fit up the stairs to go into the Kav's study, it found a home in our living room. I have to say,...it has kind of grown on me ;)
Above: Most of the pieces in this shelf are either re-purposed or flea market finds!
How Great Thou Art Sign = Re-claimed barn wood from a dumpster dive (cleaned and painted)
Corbels = Elkhorn Flea Market
Large Wine Bottles = Saved from Annual Christmas Asti Toast
White Vase = My grandmother's wedding gift (sanded and painted)
White Cross and White mini flower vases = The Dollar Tree
Pineapple = On sale at Harvest Home
Frame = Marshalls (on sale)
Below: This is a prized special of ours! My sweet friend Nicole (read about her story here) knew I was searching for an inexpensive mantle. She was rummaging one morning and found this incredible white one on a front lawn and she snatched it for $45. Yay Nicki!
I wasn't sure how to fill the space in the center of the mantle. I tried a mirror and candles, but when we put the tv up, there were too many wires. Then, I found this faux "tin ceiling" at Menards. I love how it fits!
This wood was found in a dumpster dive I did at a local barn that was being torn down. Washed it, painted it and a polyurethane finish.
Amazing Grace ... so sweet, so simple and yet so true.
Home, Sweet Home.