Just one week of school left for the kids and then it will officially be Summer in our house! I know that for most, having the kids home means less time for projects, but somehow, I seem to do most of my home decorating projects during the Summer. I have quite a long list of things I want to accomplish, but only a handful are realistic given my budget.
My family room is getting just a few updates. I bought a new coffee table off of Craigslist the day before I left for London but I haven’t had a chance to decorate it just yet. I’m also slowly updating my family room gallery wall to replace some of the art with photos that I took on my recent trip to Europe.
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I also bought some great French address plaques, like the ones below, that I want to add to the wall.
I’m still searching for just the right sofa for the living room, but in the meantime, I’m playing around with some new accent pillows. Thank goodness for generous return policies because I still haven’t decided whether I’m going to keep any/all of these. What do you think?
I have two projects planned for my master bedroom, but for some reason, my bedroom always seems to be the last room I tackle. I worked on refinishing my antique chairs last summer, but still haven’t finished! I’m determined to get these done this summer, though.
The second project is the addition of an armoire similar to the one shown below as the final piece of furniture for my bedroom. The tricky part is that I really want it to have legs, and I haven’t seen that many that do!
Here’s a great example of how a highboy like this could be used in a room:
I did come across this highboy at the consignment shop the other day and for $279 I almost bought it on the spot! But I don’t think that the detail at the top will work with my room…
I’m also searching for a small antique suitcase to add to the stack of two that I currently have in my living room and since I’m headed to the antique fair tomorrow, I’m keeping my fingers crossed that one turns up in my search.
I’m hoping that I have some new things to share with you next week because next week, I’m participating in a 2015 Summer Home Tour with 30 amazing bloggers all organized by Marty from A Stroll Thru Life.
The tour kicks off Monday and I’ll be bringing up the rear on Friday, so hopefully, I can get some things done and photographed in time! You’ll definitely want to check out these tours because you’ll get lots of great decorating ideas….plus, who doesn’t like to get a sneak peek inside someone’s home! Here’s the full lineup:
Mon – June 8th
A Stroll Thru Life
Life On Virginia Street
Snazzy Little Thing
21 Rosemary Lane
Thrifty and Chic
Claire Brody Designs
Tue – June 9th
Thrifty Decor Chick
Our Southern Home
Making Home Base
Hymns & Verses
Bliss @ Home
Wed. – June 10th
Driven By Decor
No Minimalist Here
Decor To Adore
Thurs. – June 11th
A Thoughtful Place
Monica Wants It
Rain On A Tin Roof
Charming In Charlotte
Remodelando la Casa
Dimples & Tangles
Fri. – June 12th
Tidbits & Twine
Design Post Interiors
Designing On The Side
Peaceful Home Decor
Talk Of The House
I’ll try to post pics on my Facebook page of the Alameda Point Antique Fair on Sunday. In the meantime, have a great weekend and be sure to take a look at the homes on Monday’s tour!
P.S. – After I wrote this, I stopped by the consignment store again and look what I found! I’m in love with this beauty!
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love that piece of furniture. Look at how clear that mirror is!
Oh wow, I would love a consignment shop like that. So much to see and they are all gorgeous. Can’t wait for your tour. Thanks for the shout out.