Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Time to add more of my vintage taste to the house

When we first moved here it was supposed to be only for 6 months, so I bought a bunch of cheap furniture online that I figured we would sell when the 6 month contract was up. Well we have been here a year now and looks like we will be here a little longer and I just can't look at this crappy livingroom anymore. I have been picking up the odd piece here and there, still not going too expensive because we are saving for our home and move back to Ontario. But I am now decorating the livingroom with stuff that is a little more my style. I am leary to buy a livingroom set because that is a large item to move and I worry about it getting wrecked in the move, but not sure how much longer I can stand this ugly set we have now. I have tried to add pieces to the livingroom and it does look good but the couch and love seat still stick out. I can't put slip covers on them because they have wood trim, so not sure what I will do there. Might have to look for a set that I can live with and buy my ideal set when we move.
I picked up a very cheap cabinet to store all of my precious Tobey jugs and bulldogs, I think the cabinet would make a great display cabinet for my store when we move back to ontario. I have new handles for it as the ones on it are too modern for me. I picked up the white candle stands for 2 bucks do you believe that. On the hunt for candles to fit them, can't not believe how expensive candles are, looking for a deal.Got rid of the bulky coffee tables and end tables and cheap TV Stand, by adding a few distressed items and white furniture it has really brightened up the room. Found a cool trunk to use as a coffee table, took hubby a while to get used to it. He is used to the traditional livingroom look and does not have my vision or my passion for junk and old discarded items but he is slowly coming around. I have updated my bedroom as well a piece at a time, the room is so small I decided to decorate with mostly white in the room and it has really opened it up. I found an amazing deal on a coverlet and shams and pillows but am going to wait till the winter is over to use it, because little miss maggie sometimes runs in from playing outside in the wet snow and heads right for the bed. And because the coverlet is mostly white i don't think I want her little paw prints all over it. With my limited space now because the garage is full and hubbys precious motorcycle is in there now too. i have a very small space in the basement to work, I can only work on small projects over the winter. I have to clear out some room in the basement as well and a few trips to the flea market to sell some items is definetly needed. The indoor flea market just started up last weekend, so I am going to wait a bit to see how busy it gets. Loading everything up and hauling it there to only bring it all back if it does not sell is not fun. I have some large items on kijiji so we will see how that goes. check out the items at the bottom of the blog to see my items for sale.

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