Sunday, January 4, 2015

{ New after holiday decor in the dining & living room!! }

You all know how I feel about the month of January...Well this year I decided to change both the kitchen & the dining room up after all the Christmas decor was put away! We finally decided that we needed/wanted to switch out the black square IKEA table for our wooden round country one. I didn't think I was going to like it very much,but once we got in & I decorated it surprisingly seems to make the room larger even with being a tad bit longer! We also swapped our cream rolling cart for a more industrial/rustic shelf- which I LOVE!!

 Cozy cottage ..& thanks to my lovely mum for making that cute tan checkered bow on the wreath!!
Fun little fact..that wood center piece is part of the new piece that we { Mr. Markie } took out to accommodate the trash bin & the doggies water bowl!!
I love these carved wood fruit pieces { Thrift} & the white roses my dear grams made for our first home { they light up } !!

Trying to figure out what color to paint the top of the table or base, but not both..something light & easy to distress- stay tuned!

This piece I'm in love with right now,& bonus it was a trash find!
Still debating if I'll chalk paint it or leave it..who knows with me! Suggestions welcome!!


In the living room we swapped our old leather sectional for an IKEA Ektorp sectional & ottoman! I was concerned with having two dogs and how a fabric sectional would hold up compared to leather..lets just say I'm pleasantly far! I love that you can switch & wash the covers so easily & the different  colors/fabrics are nice to change with the season etc..

The cream burlap curtains are from Target & the Striped white & grey/blue-y ones are from IKEA! 

I can't explain the look I was going for other then the laid back cozy pajama { Ha-Ha } look with cooler wintery tones..browns,blues,greys & whites !

Cozy little corner to read some magazines  & by the way that IKEA candle smells delicious  like vanilla & babies hehe!

Thinking about adding some cream chalk paint to the detail on this little cabinet sometime very soon ;) !

Hope you have enjoyed our new winter living room & kitchen look!!! Wishing you all a very fun & decorative start to the new year!
30 Handmade Days 

Persia Lou


{ Olivia's Room Redo }

Hey guys!! I'm so excited to be sharing this little on a budget room makeover with you!  I wanted to get the post up sooner ,but our internet was down :/ ! So today I'm sharing with you how I redid my sisters bedroom for under $85 !! She had an eclectic mix of some of her favorite items , bohemian goods & her lovely artwork mixed in with light orange walls. We decided to use  IKEA as our place to buy the goods she needed like curtains, decorative pillows, & a few accessories! She explained she wanted a 'Granny Chic' type of style bedroom ,so what better place then IKEA for some lacey pots, flower pillows etc..




All five of the pillows are from @IKEA! The white & grey puzzle piece pillows were $1.49 a piece!! 

The sign we made from some wood I had in the basement. In her writing she wrote out what she wanted then we used a Dremel tool to engrave the wood. After we did that I took some white paint on a sponge brush & went with the upward grain of the wood & 'swept' it on.  After that was dry I used some dark wax & applied it to the engraved part of the lettering, then took white & highlighted the letters. The final part of the was to add some cream chalk paint { Annie Sloan in Old Ochre } for the effect I was going for.

The white & stainless storage boxes are also from IKEA, $6.99 /2 ! 

The plush white throw was a whopping $3.99! Side Note : I need one!!!

The dried hydrangeas, dark brown rug & mason jar were all items I had for her room. The sheer gauzey curtains were also purchased at IKEA- $15.00/2 ! The tan grommet curtains I also had! 

Breakdown on the items in the room that were purchased! 

2 lace pots
3 candles
2 packs of curtains
5 pillows
1 throw
4 storage bins 
2 flower inserts
For under $85!!

Have a great week everyone!


30 Handmade Days