Wednesday, June 27, 2012

New House, New Post! Finally!

Finally a new post after months! It's been a long road with moving and getting the house in order. We also found out that we are expecting our second little bundle of joy and it's another boy! Yay! I'm finally feeling better so the posts will start coming again.

We have moved into our 7th house in just 6 years of marriage due to being in the military. I think it gets harder and harder to get up the energy to make each house a home with every move; especially with a 1 year old (he was 1 yesterday, post to follow.)  Here are a few pictures of some ways that I am making our rental into a home by making it more cozy without paint and putting too many holes in the walls!


The predominant color in my kitchen is red but I wanted to bring in some other colors as well since we have a pretty open floor plan in this home. On top of the cabinets are a bunch a vintage items that I have collected over the years and inherited from my grandmother and great grandmother. 

The frames on the wall are all wood frames that I collected at yard sales and thrift stores for super cheap. I spray painted them in yellow and grey shades to bring a modern look to the room and I used Command adhesives to put them on the wall so I didn't have a wall full of holes. 

 I ordered this fabric at fabric.com when it was on sale and they give free shipping when your order is over $35. To make all of the curtains was under $100. I was really happy with how they turned out. The clips to hold the fabric onto the rods are from Ikea


 This is not a great picture but I love vintage items. These frames are from Ikea and I bought a vintage calendar and cut out the pictures and framed them.
Our foyer area. I love the overlook and the white stairs with the wood trim. 

 Pictures in all black frames going up the stairs for a homey feel. Again using Command adhesives.

The hall powder room. Still a work in progress. 

Shot of the entry way from a different angle. The "Family" picture frame is from Bed Bath and Beyond; the hall console table in vintage and mid century modern looking. I love mixing different styles, patterns and centuries. 





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