We’ve been making small updates around the house over the last couple of months, so I thought I’d share some of the changes.
We made a headboard for the master bedroom and finally started decorating the space. Here’s what the room looked like the last time I shared it.
And now (though still much to do):
I liked the prints of the vintage eggs I had over the dresser, but since you can see the maps we hung in the hallway from the bedroom door, it started to look too busy.
I found these John Derian plates 40% off and couldn’t pass them up.
The light fixture came from the Ballard Designs outlet for $50.
I decided to move the rug that I purchased for the bedroom to the family room and start over in here. The neutral rug was too plain. Ideally I would find a fabulous vintage persian rug for here but finding one in the size I wanted would be waaaay out of budget. I ordered a sample of Pottery Barn’s Isaac Rug, and I think it will add the pattern the room needs.
While substantially less expensive then a traditional persian rug, it still isn’t cheap so I’m slowly saving up for it. Also left to do is add a chair in the empty corner by the window:
And replace the existing nightstands that match the bedroom set in the guest room. I’m also considering repainting because I have to repaint a room at least twice to call it done.
Here’s the old bedroom rug in the family room now:
The herringbone seagrass rug I had it here has been moved to the empty formal living room. Rug musical chairs!
The guest room has also seen a few tweaks:
I came across these smurf lamps at Target on clearance for $13.48 apiece a few weeks ago.
I spray painted them cream and replaced the small Ikea lamps I previously had in here.
A couple of months ago I came across one yard of quadrille contessa fabric on etsy for a steal. I was initially planning on using it in the master bedroom but changed my mind and used it to cover the existing pillow in here.
I also finally filled the empty frames over the secretary and found a lampshade for the old alabaster lamp I purchased last year.
Lastly, I’ve been working in the yard every chance I get in an effort to clean up our overgrown (understatement) back yard. And even though we had to push off converting our screened in porch to a sunroom this year, we decided to re-screen it now so we can enjoy it over the next year. It’s only costing us $100 in materials (why didn’t we do this sooner?) and will probably take another 2 or 3 days of work to complete. Here’ some progress shots:
I think we’re all caught up now! Until next time!