Hi! Do you still remember me? I’m the girl who used to craft and talk about home stuff and then had a baby and disappeared off the face of this earth! It’s okay, don’t feel bad for me, it just feels like I’ve been on a really long vacation, except this vacation meant zero R&R But here I am, after a hard fought first year of motherhood, with all its highest highs and lowest lows (post partum depression is real, y’all!), trying to get back into something I enjoy doing.
It’s cool, we’ll take it one step at a time.
Let’s start with something easy, shall we? I’ll show you around parts of my house and talk a little about them, share sources, you know the drill. Here’s the catch – they’re not all perfect (what even is perfect, anyway?) and the way I’d like them to be but this is just an update on what I’ve pulled together so far without taking on any big house projects. Initially, I had wanted to wait until I finished decorating/furnishing the house before putting pictures up, but if I were to wait until then, I’d likely put nothing out there.
So here it is guys, an update on one little part of my house, hopefully, to be followed by more *fingers crossed*
By now we all know how much I like mixing style elements, amiright? So in the dining area, I wanted a little bit of farmhouse with some mid-century modern thrown in, and some gold accents to glam it up a notch. A solely rustic or farmhouse look would have been too boring for my taste, plus I’d find it hard to keep up with the look throughout the rest of the house.
Before we even moved into our home, I had purchased my dining table – I got a reeeally good deal at World Market and it was a rustic farmhouse table which my friend and I both ordered cause we loved it so much. Next, I chose a simple beige tufted chair for the side chairs and two larger chairs with a nail head trim and patterned back for the captain chairs.
For the longest time that was IT. Here’s a lesson: when buying your first house, please set aside a nice big dollar amount for furnishing said house, otherwise you’ll be stuck with a half empty room for the better part of the year You know me, I always do things on a tight budget so I’m still waiting to switch out the chandelier, which I know is gonna make a huge difference to the space. And hopefully, some day in the near future, we can repaint the interior to a light dove grey (the current wall color almost looks emoji yellow).
Anyway, enjoy the rest of the pictures and let me know what you think! Sources are listed at the end of the post.
Until next time,
Look at those sad old books reduced to accent pieces. How demeaning. Decor: 1 Books: 0
Dining Table: World Market (similar but not the same)
Side Chairs: Target
Captain Chairs: World Market
Rug: Rugs USA in 10×14
Buffet: West Elm
Mirror: Target (a West Elm knock-off for a fraction of the price)
Artwork: Got my own watercolor pieces custom framed at Michaels
Curtains: West Elm
Wood tray, Gold Candlestands, White Vase: West Elm