Friday, May 13, 2011

Garage Sale Chair and More Decorating Done

The boys and I and went garage sale-ing this morning and found this beautiful antique chair for our master bedroom. The lady was asking $40, but I got it for $30, which I think was pretty good deal. You can feel that the upholstery is original, though the wood has obviously been refinished.

Today I got a lot of things hung up on the walls, and our bedroom is pretty much finished. for now. ;-)

(I put this pic on twice, and can't figure out how to get it off-ha.)

I got this little curio wall shelf on eBay to replace one that the movers left attached to our wall in Australia. I always need more tea cup display space! :-)

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Little by Little

I am starting to decorate our new home, one thing at a time, while still working at unpacking. So, I thought I'd share a few pics of some of the things we've done around the house lately. :-)

We bought a couple of bookshelves at Nebraska Furniture Mart, and the desk is from Craigslist. My first ever experience with Craiglist, by the way. Haha
The lovely painting by my sister was a gift. The master bedroom. Our dresser and nightstand came (very) flatpacked from Target, and Ben put them together last night and this morning.

Lamps are 1/2 price at Hobby Lobby. ;-)

This vintage lamp was my Valentine's gift this year.

I just hung my favorite quilt up on the wall today.

Another lamp from Hobby Lobby- I love the detail on the soft pink shade!

The other bookcase is down in the play/family room on our lower level.

The boys love playing down here, and I have a feeling we will be spending a lot of time in the lower level this Summer, as it is always cool!

I am definitely not nearly done hanging things up and decorating down here, but it's a start. :-)