The Three R’s
About a week ago, I shared this awesome Nemadji piece I found while thrift shopping. It features beautiful unique blue swirls all around. I am not sure if I mentioned why I am head over heels with blue tones. Well, let me tell you why! We are still waiting on our official YES for the 1920’s cottage. We placed our offer, have had a couple inspections, good and bad news, but recently ran into some minor bumps with the lender due to the property having two addresses. It is really all jargon for me and close to being gibberish. Purchasing a home is not as easy as 1-2-3. As you may be able to tell, my husband handles most of the paperwork, and for that I am thankful. He is feeling confident that the home is ours but I refuse to get over the moon excited until I have the keys in my hand. As much as I want to buy so many things for this home that isn’t ours yet, but I have stopped myself, kindof, and pushed all that energy into repurposing items and furniture that we already have, to match our potential theme for our future home. If I see a good deal though like this pot, I can’t pass it up. This cute cabinet was given to me by my mother in law, about 5 years ago, when we purchased our first home. This cabinet was in her family for 10+ years prior. So, it’s on its way to being “vintage”.. just kidding guys, everyone totally knows vintage items should be older than 20 years of age to even be considered, vintage. (“If you don’t know, now ya know”) -The Notorious B.I.G. This cabinet has served several purposes, from a bookshelf, to a spice rack, and even a place to store toiletries. I am not completely sure what I will use it for in our new home, but I am very happy with the way it turned out. As you can tell the legs still need some tlc, but I plan to wrap them with jute so I can preserve them a little longer. I added craft paper for the background that I purchased at Joann’s Fabrics. I probably should have measure twice, because I was about a half inch off. Luckily, I am not that anal about my work and just let it be…well, and I already glued it and couldn’t imagine ripping it all off.
I painted the cabinet an awesome gray color that I used for my sofa table which I shared with you about a week ago. Slowly I am working in one room at a time in our apartment to complete the look I want for our next forever home. I almost have finished the living room set now. The mirror pictured was also black, but I thought it would be nice to have it the same color as the furniture, it turned out very nice. I used to just throw out old furniture and decor, and by throw out I mean donate, but now I look back and think, if only I had just added some paint, maybe different fabric, some new knobs, all the awesome things I would still have. Repurpose, Re-use, recycle is HUGE in the design world and I will be sure to be more cautious from now on when I decide to let something go.