I’m really not a decorator. Even after living on my own for 13 years and living in my own home for 3 years now, I haven’t done much of anything in the way of making my house look homey. Pretty much everything I have is functional. I’ve decided part of it was, I just didn’t have any furniture meant to hold decorative items. So during the last week, I hit the thrift and antique stores in my area with plans to decorate a bit.
The furniture I found at an antique store. This is an $18 redwood bookshelf, small enough to fit into the weird little cubby in my living room formed by boxing in the chimney that’s behind it.
The other piece is a $20 half table I put in the entry way. It’s purpose is one of my flylady lessons. To have someplace near the door to drop all your stuff. Interestingly enough this also has a side drawer that pulls out with a cup holder of all things!
I also put a hook beside the door to hang up my purse and jacket when I walk in. The purse was a $5 Goodwill find, new with tags still on it. Above it is a plaque I got at Dollar General a while ago, I believe it was $8. There’s a boot tray beneath it now so I can kick off my shoes. Hopefully having an orderly entry will help keep me more organized.
Above the entry way table is a $2 wall hanging from the thift shop. That’s where I found all my hanging items. Including this $1.50 rug beater and $2 picture.
And finally, my favorite piece is for my bedroom. It’s a large shelf with a quilt rack tucked under it. This one was $8 off a very sweet woman who listed it on craigslist. I’ve already commissioned a quilting friend of mine to create a special quilt just for me to hang on it.