We have lots of things going on at the house currently, but not all of the projects are done just yet so I'll wait to post all of the fun new pictures we have.
I DID want to share about a new purchase of mine from a few weeks ago. A friend of mine had mentioned an antique shop in Glen Ellyn that was really fun, called 'Bountiful Barn'. Well one day while I was celebrating the engagement of a dear friend (and in between wedding dress shops), we accidentally ran into this sweet little barn full of fun finds!
Here is my new chair:
I'm thinking of painting the wood frame black and upholstering the chair in a beige linen fabric...somewhat like RH's linen fabric pictured below.
We'll send it to our upholsterer in the next few weeks, so I'll plan on posting pics once it is ready!
Also, I've been on the lookout for a big rug to go into our current project, the family room. A few weeks after I found the french chair at the Bountiful Barn, I was lucky enough to find a steal of a deal on Craigslist! If any of you don't use or haven't used Craigslist in the past, it's phenomenal!!!
I found this 8 x 10 rug from Pottery Barn for $150 (normally over $900). The Estelle rug is about 2 years old and was in a spare bedroom, so it looks brand new (no stains, no pets, etc). I'm having it cleaned at the moment and it will be ready in a week to pick up!
The greens and beiges in this rug will go nicely in our family room once it is finished.
That's about it for now. Renovating a house is a lot of work, but it's been a blast to shop for and decorate our own place for the first time.
I just have to remember that all of this work will be worth it when we can start using our home to host events and have people over. I can see the end of the light!