Thursday, July 26, 2012

Decorate with things around your house

If you collect or sell vintage like we do, it is so easy to decorate without having to purchase much. Today, I just finished up painting my guest bathroom. So while the paint was drying I googled "whimsical gray bathroom." These pics are what I found that inspired me. I love the tattered and worn look to the first one. There are a bunch of different items in that bathroom, but they are in the same color family so it goes very well together. In the second inspirational picture, I adore the placement of the two mirrors and the little portrait behind the faucet. What a great way to smooth out that corner. I hate corners and I always have to put something in them to keep the eye moving smoothly across the room. Learned this in interior design class.

So I did stray away from these pics, but they did give me ideas. I found some things lying around the house that I had planned on selling, but decided to keep. This happens quite often. 

My bathroom isn't quite as extravagant or luxurious as the inspirational pics, but I'm on a budge and less is more in a small guest bathroom like mine.

Got the wire basket and things on the counter at yard sales. That TP basket I got as a gift. The frame I got for free and then just whipped up a little saying and printed it out on my printer. I guess I did pretty good at saving moolah. YES!
 Here it is!
Subtle and Simple.
I just need to add a couple more pics to the other walls, and I'll be done.

The little frame says, "What I love most about my home is who I share it with." Love that!

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

How we got started!

When we were newly-weds!
We started picking up vintage and used home decor when we were first married. Being young newly-weds, we didn't have much money. So buying used items from thrift stores and yard sales really made our little apartment a home. Even now that we have been married 5 years, I still don't see any reason not to buy new over used, on certain things of course. I think it is more exciting to find a really amazing item at a yard sale for really cheap, then to go to a nice store and buy the same item for tons more. I tell ya, it's the thrill of the hunt!

Monday, July 9, 2012

To keep or not to keep...

We had an amazing time in Florida last week! I picked up a bunch of linens and a few other household items. I also got this amaaaazing plaid chair and matching stool. It was made by Kroehler in the 60s and is in excellent condition. I would love to keep it for myself, but I just don't know if I have any place to put it. I am soooo in love with it, though! Well, we shall see. It really doesn't go with my curtains. hhh. I know if we decide to let it go, it will go to a good home and will be enjoyed just as much. I mean, who could not enjoy this retro chair!