I was honored to be part of Rachel's Style Your Space e-course (can still get it here) as the other women who contributed are just out of this world fantastic and I hardly think that I deserve to be put in the same company as them. I chose to share what we call "the blue room". This is the first room you see when you first enter the house and I finally got it all together, so when Rachel asked us to share a room, I knew just which one I wanted to share.
My favorite piece in this room is by far the anthropologie sofa that we scored for pretty darn cheap (in anthropologie terms). It was a sofa that we coveted for a long time, but didn't have the pennies for, we stalked and stalked it online waiting for the day it would go on sale (about 2 years) and then next thing you knew, it was gone! I called customer service to find out what happened and found out it was put on super sale. So I called all my local stores to see if anyone had it and sure enough someone still did and I even got an extra discount since it was the floor model. It was a steal of a deal and we picked it up that same night and it has been sitting in this front room ever since.
The long table is another of my favorite pieces as it is a vintage beer garden table that we scored at the flea market. It folds perfectly flat and comes with two benches and is perfect for bringing outside for dinner parties. Just a wonderful piece with many uses! I love things like that. Don't you?
To the left of the table is a vintage wine rack and the chair was something we found on one of our trips to San Antonio. I bought it thinking I would have it reupholstered, but have since decided I like it just like that. Above the table is the painting the girls and I made together. The beer garden table also holds some of my little collections of random things, vintage child chair, plants, an old trash can, old post card holder and vintage post cards.
Another corner with an old bistro table with more pretty things.
I love the Magritte print we have on the wall, which we got on one of Ben's birthday adventures, the big sign is an old french street sign. A wire basket holds my magazines and some vintage canvas chairs are folded and leaning against the wall.
This little side table is special as it was the first vintage furniture piece Ben and I ever bought. We went to the Rose Bowl flea market for our first wedding anniversary and this table was one of the things that came home with us. Ever since then, our motto has always been out with the new and in with the old!
On top of the table are more plants (because you can never have too many) and an old, tall, wire basket with some vintage bocce balls. I love the color those balls give!
This is probably the room that stays the cleanest, though the girls do manage to bring all their toys in there too from time to time. I dream for the day we could get rid of the carpet (I so wish there was some sort of remodeling contest to get someone to do my floors!), but we got debt to get rid off before we could even think about getting some nice flooring. Until then, I will gladly make do with what I have!
Hope you enjoyed the little room tour. Pretty much everything in the room is vintage, except for the sofa and some anthropologie pots that the plants are in. I am still cleaning and purging the rest of the house, so I am sure more rooms will be popping up here from time to time. In fact, today was spent moving things around in True and Brave's shared room. Once things settle there, I will be sure to share, but I have this long list of house to-dos for myself. Sometimes nesting is good, and sometimes it drives me crazy!
Have you been fixing up any rooms in your house lately?