April 22, 2012 by Virginia
Sorry I’ve been so quiet lately. Between the activity of Market Days, late last month, and then getting ready for our tag sale this month, I’ve fallen a bit behind on so many projects. And with graduations looming, there’s even more to think about . . .
Even my laundry room and office re-dux have had to take a back seat to my latest venture, which is much more time sensitive: We’re converting the second floor of our soon-to-be-vacant tenant house into an apartment for our soon-to-be-graduating girls. While we’re sad to say goodbye to our tenants of 10 years, it does offer the silver lining of providing a convenient, affordable living space for our girls. And, of course, the opportunity for me to do some small-scale living decorating!
I’m just so darn excited!!! It’s 3 small rooms: a bedroom for each girl and a very small living/dining/kitchen space.
I see a pair of these on the 'sofa table' behind the sofa as you enter their 'living room'.
The sofa-table/kitchen island transitional piece for the tiny living/kitchen/dining room.
I’ve actually already acquired this one (with their permission), and, naturally, it came in 50,000 assorted pieces! But it’ll be smashing once it’s finished!
Their little sofa is similar to this one. Would you believe I scored it for just $40 at a Goodwill?!?! It's being completely reupholstered in a chic grey velvet.
Check out my Pinterest page, “Apartment Inspiration” for more of my concepts for the kitchen portion of the space. This is like a dream come true for me: the opportunity to decorate a life-size doll house!!!
Thanks for reading!
PS Here are some shots of some of the great stuff in the barn right now, just in case you weren’t able to come see for yourself . .
Fresh herbs! Just give me some balsamic vinegar and a fork, and I'm good.
- Loving these chairs. Hip. Clean-lined. Leather. Timeless. What's not to love?
Okay, so I've covered my bedroom, Sasha's room, her hallway (yes, the house has so many rooms and corridors, that my youngest, Sasha, has her own 'hallway'), the exercise room. There's no end to the rug selection, and the great prices make it such an easy decision!
One of my absolute favorite items this sale. So simple. So profound! Where has this easy, charming concept been all my life?
What is it about the Union Jack that so draws me? I suppose it's that I've always been an anglophile. But there's just something fiesty, yet reassuringly steady about it that I just can't put my finger on.
Oh, yeah, and there's TONS of great furniture here this weekend. Just in case you're wondering . . .
With the finish of this month's sale, but prior to my girls' graduations and moving, and all that that entails, Chip and I are running off to the beach for an extended weekend. These pillows and coral kinda take me there early . . .
I love these tea towels from France. I stumbled upon them at the Atlanta Merchandise Market and couldn't live without them. (It didn't hurt that the French guy selling them could say, "Chartreuse!" with that perfect French accent.)