Wednesday, February 23, 2011

chipped paint & book pages

Ever since I was a little girl, I have loved to change things up. My sister and I used to sit and ponder on how to have a new "theme" for our room The best one we ever came up with was an island theme. We had leis, coconuts, and all kinds of beachy looking decorations (most of which we made ourselves). Our bunk bed was the boat, complete with a "welcome aboard" life saver. Even though our room was awesome, we still wanted to change it after a year or two. Why? For some different scenery of course!

I'm still the same way. My poor hubs never knows what might have changed while he's been at work. I love to move things, simply for the sake of change. I like change. A lot. A whole lot.

Anyway, the whole point of this is to show you guys some recent changes.

I found this darling cart for $10 at an antique store. I had been dying to change up the corner near the TV and I knew this would be the perfect fit!

This is a collection of a few of my favorite things: books, flowers, burlap, a quilt & a chalk board!


Yay for chipped paint. I heart it.


Here's another project I did for my sisters' room  back home - book page canvases.


M is for Michelle

K is for Kathrine

That's all for now folks. However, Spring is just around the corner and there are some lovely Spring decorating ideas floating around in my head. One I'm thinking about has to do with a bird's nest...like this one I saw on Miss Mustard Seed's blog.


Now all I have to do is wait for Spring to come so that I have an excuse to change up somethings around the house. Who needs Spring cleaning when there is Spring decorating? Ok maybe my house needs it. I'll do both then...maybe.


28 comments:

Leanna said...

Oh so cute! I can't wait until I get my own apartment to decorate! I will definitely be visiting some thrift/antique shops as well to hunt for some sweet decor.

Megan said...

that cart is such an awesome find!!

Ramsey said...

Cute... Shabby chic is such a fun look for spring!

Mckenzie Jean Lund said...

adorable!!! what a sweet corner you've created. What a perfect little side table!

kELLO! said...

i have always dreamed of a special room in my home for books (a library, some call it...) and i've always wanted it to be a beach theme. i tell you that because your first paragraph made me remember :)

i like your new little corner!

Gabriella said...

That cart is adorable!

Courtney B said...

1. Um SO cute! I love how you decorated!
2. I am loving reading your blog!
3. You and your man make one gorgeous couple :)

Danica Keeley said...

Came across your blog from Thriving in Grace! I love your decorating ideas and how you are so creative! :)

Ashley Somawang said...

I Love your cart and what you did with it!!

CarrieJo said...

i love the idea of the book pages!!! :)

the southern hostess said...

So quaint and cute. I love it!

Alexis Kaye said...

LOVE your decorating style!

arielle said...

love this :) antique stores are thee best!


(oh, and to answer your question :) .....i got pregnant after we had been married for 4 little months. we planned on waiting 2-3 years. planned. but the Lord had other plans..haha.)

blessings to you!
<3 arielle

Lucy Betty said...

wow, i love that cart-what a steal! I have a perfect place in my living room that could use that beauty.... :)

mary said...

great find! and so cute the way you styled it all together! i mention you in my post tomorrow! xox!

Jennifer said...

Thanks guys. I really like it too, but I will probably change it when Spring finally rolls around. :)

Marie said...

I love that cart, what an amazing find! Thank you for your comment, you are so sweet. Your blog is great, you have awesome style!

SavedthruLove said...

thanks for your great comment of encouragement over at my blog! Tis a blessing to be amongst believers through this social medium isn't it??? I feel like I have friends all over the world simply because of this network. Love your blogs look and feel. It's extremely welcoming :)

♥cheche

Rylie Renee said...

Hey you!
I have a question for ya.
Can you pretty please email me at me@rylierenee.com ?
Thanks so much! :)

ps. I love love love vintage cart! It's beautiful!

-Rylie.

Nonszalancka said...

Amazing blog!!;) what about following each other?:D kisses from Poland <3

Karrie said...

Too funny! I was the same way as a child! We had wood floors upstairs and I was notorious for moving furniture around and then using my high heels to "hammer" new holes in the wall to move my pictures around :)

I also have a hubby who sometimes gets a little fearful to go to work, wondering what could change while he's gone ;)

Brianna said...

ahhh! love that cart so much, what a great find!

Erin D said...

Oh, that cart is a great find! Fantastic idea! And the book page canvas I might have to do for my son's room! :D

Elle Sees said...

i'm completely smitten with that cart.

Ashley said...

I heart chipped paint, too. LOVE your little cart!

Amanda said...

im so jealous of your find! its far too cute! and so cheap! perfect!

Melissa said...

I love your book page canvas art! Those look so cool, and I might have to borrow your idea for some decorating that needs to occur in my apartment!

Haley K said...

fabulous find!! and the burlap, the books, the cozy quilts, and the flowers in the pitcher were all just perfect :) And I love the book page canvases with the cute monograms you did for your sisters! :)

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