Tuesday, January 11, 2011

No Place Like Home

I am homesick... Well, I really should say "housesick" because I want a dang house. It's pretty much like Chinese water torture for me to be in a rental with grungy carpets, bad lighting and the ever present  and much-scuffed yellow-cream walls. I need to sit on my hands to keep from painting, as my husband reminds me "anything we do we have to un-do." Ugh. So wise.  So I just sit there grumbling about how nice a chair rail would look and giving squinty eyes to our living room lighting, which consists entirely of one flimsy light hanging from a ceiling fan. Grumble grumble.  BUT, I will not be beaten! I do what I can with inexpensive fixes like spray painted dollar store frames, and repurposing furniture/accessories that we've accumulated over time. Below is the dining room, and as you can see- we chose to keep our thrifty find of a dining table (scored for only $160) in its natural cherry. 

And the guest room: 

Now, I'm not trying to complain, but I realize that's how it sounds.  TO BE FAIR, we just got married a mere 3 months ago, and up until a month ago, we were living with my parents... so, MAJOR improvement there. But getting inspired from all you guys and seeing all the cool projects you're undertaking totally has got me hell-bent on ownership. 
And, as such, I've made that my goal for 2011. How are you guys doing on your resolutions? Are you abiding by the golden standard resolutions of weight loss and love? Or do you have more specific goals for 2011? I'd love to hear them! 



  1. Renting is a bummer but you have made that guest room look so lovely and calm.

  2. Love the idea of a chair as a side table!


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