Saturday, August 14, 2010

living room & dining room

Welcome back to our home!
Our living room and dining room are not quite done, but still presentable. : )

{walking in the front door}

{take a seat!}
The couch is from ikea, blanket was made by me, the lamp is from wal-mart, coffee table was a hand-me-down from a wonderful neighbor, table accessories from various places.

{have I mentioned that we need side tables?}

{lovely large windows}
TV armoire was a $30 craigslist find, I plan to paint it cream with some brown distressing. We have had this for a few years and I just took the doors off. chair from ikea, pillow from urban outfitters.
oh, did I forget to mention the little table by the door?

{martha washington sewing table}
I just picked this up from a craigslist seller on thursday. I got it for $50. Google martha washington sewing table and see what a deal I got. I dare you. It needs a little work, but will soon be good as new!
My parents have an identical table at home... that's mostly why I couldn't resist!

{cozy fireplace}
I am so glad we have a gas fireplace here.

{dining room}
The table, which is counter height, was another hand-me-down. Chairs from a local furniture store, candle sticks and bowl from linens n things when they went out of business, blown-glass balls from a flea market in McKinney, TX.

{we have so much more space!}

{table half way through staining process}
The table needed a refinish job badly. My mom was kind enough to sand it down while she was here, and Steven and I stained it. This was our first time staining, and it was so easy! We used a rag to wipe it on/rub it in and only had to do 2 coats. I used tung oil to finish the table, and only had to do 2 coats of that. I went to lowes to get my materials and they were very helpful.

Thanks for stopping by! Come back soon to see the kitchen and back patio.



  1. I love that sewing table, what a great find!

  2. Lovin' that little blue chair!

  3. nice find on the sewing table, it is adorable!! and your apt looks so cozy:)

  4. Such a beautiful home. Long time follower but first time commenter. Can you tell me where the gray and white rug under your kitchen sink is from? Ikea or Target maybe? Thank you. read more


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