I've always wondered what exactly I would label my decorating style. Is it eclectic? Is it quirky? (Grace's new favorite word) Is it country? What IS it exactly?
To me, it's just me, but often, and I know I shouldn't do this, I fall into the trap of looking at other's much more expensive furniture, their designer bedding, and I just have to wonder...what do people think of my sense of taste?
I have a friend whose home could've walked right out of a Pottery Barn magazine. I LOVE it, but it's just not quite me. Truth be told, it's a little cold. (However, I get LOTS of inspiration out of the Pottery Barn magazine I very religiously peruse when it comes in the mail.)
Most of my furniture is used. We did buy a new bed when we got married, and of course the appliances are new, but as for the other stuff, most of it is borrowed or used. I'm ok with that. It's comfy and it fits us and our budget.
I guess you could say I love to "repurpose" things. For example, I came across this lamp the other day when Grace and I went to Goodwill.
It was marked $10, but with my 1/2 off coupon, I only paid $5. Not bad. I made sure it worked before I brought it home, and I should've taken some before pics but I didn't. This is what it looked like AFTER I spray painted it with the wonderful espresso paint I had left over from a project I did for Grace's room.
Smoothest spray paint I've ever used!
Anyway, as soon as I saw it in the store I thought of an old fashioned street lamp.
AND since our living room has no ceiling lighting whatsoever, I need all the lamps I can get in there.
I think it looks adorable, and it gives off pretty good light.
It's nestled on an end table (which between you and me, really should be repainted, I just can't decide on a color) between Brent's recliner and the couch.
I realize many posts ago I told you all how I was looking at repainting the living room, and for weeks I've been carrying paint samples around in my purse. I need to get on the stick, I know, but the weekends just fly right past. Surely this is a problem for alot of people!
Anyway, I'm glad I introduced you to the newest furniture piece I acquired. It fits right into my style, and my life.