WELCOME, PLEASE COME IN...this is the first view you have when you walk in my front door. i got the top rose painting at a yard sale for $5 and the bottom one at the disabled veterans thrift store for around the same. of course, i painted both frames as they were too dark or gold or 70's for the look i am going for. the table under the paintings was from an antique store, i paid $25. it's been yellow, white and now sea glass green. the next photo is of the half wall. i painted the topiaries on the wall a couple of yrs. ago. kinda ready for a change though. after that is opposite the 1/2 wall. hubby made this bench out of a headboard my friend gave me. that's where he puts his boots on for work.
this bookcase(below) was a freebie from my mil. i painted it and papered the back w/ scrapbooking paper. i know i need to change it up- it really just houses alot of mags and family photos, which i love, but... i don't know??? now here's the view from the living room into the dining room...don't mind the STACK of bills on the desk or the bottle of sunscreen...this is real life people. i tried to hide, stuff and crop out most of the ugly everyday stuff, but sometimes you just gotta go w/ it! the little buffet is from my mom. she bought it at a yard sale and i talked her into giving it to me! it is one of the first pieces i did decorative painting on. so it's sentimental too. it's been in both of our houses.here's the view from the couch...i got the armoire from my neighbor who put it out on the sidewalk w/ a free sign on it! hubby came home and saw it and told me furniture was outside on the sidewalk!!!! so we grabbed the dolly and scooped it up as fast as we could! the little lace covered box between the desk and the armoire is the computer thingy. i covered it for the sake of these photos. it used to be under the desk, but it was getting too hot under there.
next photo is of the living room view from the dining room. everything in there except the couch and comfy chair were free from family, or picked up off the side of the road or from yard sales! i'm glad i'm not rich or i may never have uncovered my God given talent for rescuing and painting old junk! God has blessed me and my hubby w/ talents we can use to make our house a home. TYG! the curtains belong to my sister- she is letting me borrow them for a while! i will be so sad when she wants them back, but i guess it'll give me and excuse to decorate!!! aww, too bad;). next is the view opposite the couch...sigh... i love my new couch!!!
i got it from jc penney. on sale!!! i made some of the pillow covers, and i'm going to make some more for the ones that match the couch fabric...but i have a long summer to-do list, so that may have to wait til fall! well, thanks so much for visiting my humble abode! i really enjoyed having you! visit often! i am linking to these great parties; feature yourself friday , show and tell friday , flaunt it friday and for the yard sale challenge, practically everything in my house is from a yard sale or roadkill rescue!