It's Eclectic! Boogie Oogie Oogie!
I am kicking it off with the amazingly talented and sweet Jennifer from Dimples and Tangles, whose home is amazing and full of fabulous jewel tones and personality plus! Thank you so much, Jennifer for being here today.....
Hi everyone! I'm Jennifer and my blog is called Dimples and Tangles. Cassie is one of the sweetest, most talented, hard-working (does she ever sleep?) bloggers around, and I'm so happy that she invited me to this boogie oogie oogie party! I've never been able to pin down my decorating style, I just do or buy what I like and hope it all works together. So I guess I should be right at home with this eclectic series, right?
We purchased this home about 6 1/2 years ago, and have updated, painted, replaced, and touched almost every single part! Of course, it's still a work in progress and there is always something else I want to do. Come on in...
You will soon see that I love color, especially green with a healthy dose of black and white. On display in our Entry are a thrifted pair of lamps that got a re-make, a second hand dresser, and a faux deer head that my sister made for me.
We have a very open floor plan, and the entry, living room, and dining room all share the main part of the house.
The Dining Room-the star is the china cabinet that I bought from Craig's List and painted. Right now I'm oh-so close to being finished with the new table that's going in here, and then this room will be officially f-i-n-i-s-h-e-d!
Oh, but I guess these guys like to show off a little bit too. Once again, a Craig's List purchase that I re-fashioned to be host chairs for my dining room table. The Chiang Mai Dragon fabric on the back gives them an element of surprise.
This room gets plenty of use, especially for parties!
This is a hallway that was dark with no natural light. I collected mirrors from everywhere and painted them all the same color to make a unique wall treatment, also allowing some light to bounce around.
All of the woodwork in our home, except for the baseboards and crown moulding, was stained oak. In this photo you can see a little bit of a built in china cabinet on the right that was my first experiment with painting the oak.
I found a roll of grasscloth wallpaper at a thrift store and used a portion of it to line the back of the cabinet. It holds a lot of my serving pieces in easy reach.
After successfully painting the hall china cabinet, almost every other bit of oak cabinetry got painted, including the kitchen cabinets and living room built-ins.
I recently completed this pair of lanterns that came from the Habitat ReStore and were shiny brass. You can also see a bit of my chalk wall that I painted in a little nook of the kitchen.
The breakfast nook in the kitchen- with a botanical gallery wall that I made using inexpensive frames and pages from a book, and a made over second-hand table, chairs, and loveseat.
Just off the entry is our Office, which we use for a multi-purpose Movie, Wii, Piano, Computer, and Craft room. This is the only room where I kept the original stained woodwork, and it is filled to the brim with DIY projects, including the made from scratch drum shade over the vintage chandelier.
My daughter's room is colorful and happy, just like her! All of the furniture is second hand and many of the accessories were thrifted or DIY projects. Her ceiling fan got a major DIY style upgrade when I couldn't find any new fans for her room that I liked (we live in Oklahoma-some ceiling fans are a must!).
My laundry room is full of gallery walls of special family photos, momentos, and children's artwork.
Our back yard and patio are home base in the summer for the neighbor kids...I love it!
My son's room is in progress,
and I'm planning to start an overhaul of our Master Bedroom as soon as I finish up a few more smaller projects. Why don't you come on over and follow along?
Before I leave you, because it IS the middle of September and it's been too hot here to be motivated to decorate for Fall yet, here's a little holiday inspiration from my home last year.
I hope you enjoyed touring my home, and I would love for you to come visit me at Dimples and Tangles soon! Cassie, thank you again for having me today. I hope you're having a blast and finding some amazing buys!
Speaking of dreams, I am living one of mine right now as I head to the fair! You all have a wonderful weekend and I will be back next week!