Sunday, June 5, 2011

Home time...

I haven't posted house pics in awhile...

Let me give you the history of my house.  We got a REALLY good deal on this house...but there was a catch...the catch was it was covered in 80's wallpaper.  It had not been updated since it was built in 1985 and yes...I adore the 80's but I did not want my house to look like an episode of Full House.  So room by room we have been redoing this house.  Hopefully, it will be done before I'm 90.

I ran across this photo of my entry table and had to share.  I am EXTREMELY thrifty. My entry table has been in my hubby's family for a LONGGGGG time....around 40 plus years.  I didn't really dig the color of wood it was so I painted it black and paired it with a black mirror.  Loved the outcome. 


This is a picture of my table taken around 1978 at my husbands parents house.


Love this table...marble top and great shape.  Best of all...it was FREE!!!


Here is a before shot of my vase...peddlers mall find...a little spray paint can make magic happen.


Here are some other home pics.


 I painted my rail black...now to re-do the stair treads : (



My T.J. Maxx subway art...love it : )


Kitchen chandelier. Out with the ceiling fan : )



Kitchen silhouettes.  I saw these on Etsy and made my own : )


I love recycling furniture and I have a bunch more to refinish and decorate.  I can't wait to hit up the Michigan thrift stores ; )

10 comments:

Tiff said...

Everything looks so great and chic!

Nikki P. said...

Thanks!!!My new project is my bedroom...that will be an adventure. Heh! Have a great week!!!

lori {the house of pruitt} said...

Love seeing pics of people's houses! Looks great and LOVE the tj maxx art. Kind of in awe over the history of that entry table... ;)

Nikki P. said...

Thanks...how sad is it that I'm in michigan and excited about going to a new tjmaxx tomorrow? Ha!!! I'll have to have you over sometime soon!!! BTW check out the blog tater tots and jello...I think she has an awesome idea for your chest top...you'll love it!!!

Kristen Tschida said...

How in the world is your house so clean? Seriously, I had to pull some of my photos down today because there was spaghetti sauce on them. I'm insanely jealous of people who can pull off chic. Check me out at http://morethanjustamomma.blogspot.com/

Nikki P. said...

I blame my ocd...hehehe...jk...actually my house usually has toys everywhere and little finger prints of food or dirt on all the walls. I will check out your blog and thanks for checking me out!!!

CaveGirl said...

Your house looks great! I love the way you decorated- so cool=)

Nikki P. said...

Thanks!!! I love modern design, but live In a colonial house so I try to make the two worlds meet : )

A Delightful Design said...

Hi Nikki~ I'm a new reader and it's so fun that we live so close! You've got amazing style. Would you mind sharing your source for that chandelier? It would be perfect in a master bedroom I'm doing!
Abby

Nikki P. said...

Thanks for following and thanks for the sweet comment!!! I saw you are from Grand Rapids...I live in Louisville, KY but make a yearly trip up to Michigan with my hubby for his work...hence my last blog entry. I LOVE it up there!!! We take a mini vacation in Holland. There are so many cute store up there!!! As for my chandelier it was pretty cheap and from LOWES. The name of it is Bel Air Lighting 5-Light Contemporary Chandelier and it's $143 online right now. Chandelier It looks pinkish in the picture...but it's glass/acrylic in person. Super chic and I love it!!!