Tuesday, November 15, 2011

House Tour Part 1

I have been in Texas for 4 months now.  Some days it seems like we just got here,and other days it seems like we have been here forever.  

I figured I would show you around a bit.  Things are still a work in progress.  It is very strange going from owning to renting, so I am still on the fence about how much decorating I am willing to do.  We signed a two year lease,but have no idea where God will lead us when our lease is up.

This is the upstairs "game room"  we don't really use it as a game room, more like a second family room.  A week ago it only had a single chair in it, and the TV and stand.  When we moved from Illinois, we got rid of everything but the necessities.  We didn't have enough furniture to furnish this room....then last week our neighbor was having a garage sale, and these sofas were in the sale.  We ended up with a sofa, loveseat,couples chair and ottoman,two end tables and a coffee table for $200!!!

How do you pass that up?
Typically I shy away from floral patterns, but this one is so muted and subtle that it is growing on me!

I ended up using the tables in the formal living room, which I will show in the next post.  The marble topped end tables were my Grandmothers and used to be in the living room.  They go better up here for sure!  

The vintage lamps were a gift from a Dear friend ages ago.  They are etched glass and silver toned.  I just replaced the shades a while back to clean them up a bit.  They had been in my Daughters room, but were too large.  So, now they have a new home also.
This mirror used to hang in my Dining room back home.  The sconces are from my days of selling Party Lite.  Guess it's a good thing I held on to some of our stuff.  I think they look great hear.

I LOVE these lamps.  I don't think I will EVER get rid of them.  They are probably about 60 yrs old if not older and really heavy!  The frame was found at the Salvation Army before we moved.
The pictures hung in my Parents bedroom back home.  My Dad doesn't like them, but my Mother and I still do.  I thought they looked lovely in here as well.  HA!  We still get to admire them, and they are no longer in his room.  :)

I will definitely be adding window treatments to this window.  probably an ivory valance of some sort. What do you think?

I like how soft and relaxing this room is.  I can't believe how fast and easy it came together either! 

After 16 yrs of marriage, I finally have a girly room!!  I usually stick to masculine and tailored.  Unlike most Husband, mine has strong opinions on decorating and doesn't like anything girly or frilly.  I keep reminding him that " I " am a GIRL!  LOL

One last picture.  My neighbor didn't want this desk anymore, so I bought it from her for $25!!  

Isn't it Gorgeous?!  I am envisioning one of those lovely framed cork board Balard Design knock offs, made by yours truly!  And of course a tall candlestick type lamp with a ribbon bow of course :)


Link ups!
Fall into Fall @ DIY by Design

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  1. If I win the $10,000 vacation getaway from Jewel maybe I can just come to Texas and stay for a month!

  2. Thank you for linking up! Isn't decorating a new home so fun?! However, I think it takes awhile to make it feel like "home." Do you think so?

  3. Fun tour! Love that desk! It'll be the perfect blogging spot. I have those same Grape leaf Partylite sconces! For a time, I was using them as drapery tiebacks in my guest room. I should dig them out again. Love how you've mixed together your old and new stuff. Thanks for sharing.

    With so many of the items in this room being from way before blogging, I'd love for you to share this at my Before Blogging Throwback Thursdays Party. Hope to see you there.


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