Lately I’ve been worried that if you google “one trick pony” you’ll pull up a happy picture of my face. Sipping a cup of coffee enjoying my maps. Alllll my maps. You know what’s technically a map? Globes! Earlier this summer, I took a thrifted classroom globe and made it into a fun pair of pendant lights.
I have smart friends. So when one of these super smart friends organized a group of amazing bloggers to share thrifted items that they’re using on a daily basis around their homes, I was like ‘heck yeah!’. Our home is RIDDLED with thrifted repurposed items and I love a chance to talk about them… People often comment that they don’t have the imagination or the foresight to use grubby flea market finds around their homes, so I’m hoping to change the misconception one piece at a time. Today, I’m starting with the good ol’ ombre file cabinet!
Wall Decor. For me… it’s the difference between a house and a home. Getting paintings on the wall always makes a room feel cozier and more finished. There’s still a long way to go before this dining room of ours is complete, but finishing up a few wall decor projects this week has made the room feel exponentially closer to the finish line! See how I transformed a dated nautical mirror into the anchor of this wall in our dining room…
Months and months ago, I dragged this wooden ottoman frame home from the flea market. I loved the global style and the size and figured it would be easy enough to make a cushion for it. It took me almost a year, but I did it…finally… thanks to the Fab Flippin Contest and our sponsor Fairfield World’s amazing foam and batting. If you go back and search this blog, I threaten to “really’ upholster stuff WAY more often than I actually upholster stuff so woohoo for one project done!
Last fall, I asked Martha what she wanted for Christmas and her answer was a desk. As the middle of our five kids, she watches her two big siblings sit down to write and draw and you can see her little wheels turning. I finally put the finishing touches on this corner in her room and it looks adorable… just like the artist in residence.