I decided I'm not documenting it enough since I like to be able to look back and see the phases our home has been through. Every phase stirs up certain memories... like when you see a picture of yourself with different hair and remember a whole set of memories that match it. I have house-phases. I like change... I get stir-crazy... and unfortunately... I am a big fat sucker for a trend.
So here are some photos of my house... a couple of collage projects, a couple of random new nick-knacks that are making me happy, and already a dining-rug change. One before photo is all I could really come up with... so here goes.
Just in case you're curious like I usually am. The curtains and all of the white frames are ikea... the others are random thrift-store and crazy glass-less clearance from homegoods. Mirror, white pillows, and lamp are homegoods. Chair is a reupolstered thrift-store find-- so is the globe ($6!). Coffee table, side tables, and couch are hand-me-downs from my generous sister, Melisa. A new etsy poster that caught my eye. Though I must say, I've been spending a lot more time in Photoshop these days and now I'm thinking.... how hard could that be???
AFTER (but I must admit there were definitely several in-between phases. So maybe I should just say "First six months of moving in" and "Now." Same blue on the walls... scary what bad editing can do. I guess I'm also exposing "editing skills, then and now."
(Still need to fill the little black and bone frame from cost-plus. Yellow... thing... is from homegoods.)
Remember how I JUST showed you my new ikea rug? I really liked it... but for some reason I just wasn't loving it in my house. I'm all about color, but the orange just wasn't working for me or something. I found this one on overstock (well really I saw it on the Little Green Notebook where I was directed to overstock), that reminded me a little of this one.... (different I know... but it reminded me), but for much cheaper... and I did it.
Back to ikea.This is just a little $10 Cost Plus find that I LOVE. I wish they had a big one for my front door. I wish I had a before of this... maybe you remember it in the background of some old photos... but it was a blank wall for a while... then it had 4 frames for a while... I finally got a whole collage up before my family came out for Thanksgiving. Oh what a little time crunch will do. I think the whole thing only took me an hour and a half or so when I finally got around to it. And just a year and a half of not getting around to it before that.