Okay, I’m feeling less overhwlmed! Thank you soo much for all your ideas. I have been working on the mantel the last two days, figuring out the look I want – I got two gorgeous frames for our wedding that look beautiful, as well as a sign and using the birds we decorated with at our wedding. It looks pretty cute, but it’s not done.
We also scored big at the thrift store. For what I would have paid for one of the chairs listed by PP’s, I got soo much more – decor, furniture etc..
Okay, the mantel: frames, gift (can be purchased through Hanle-Productions I think). adorable bonsai-type tree: .99 at salvation army. Bless our Nest sign from little boutique in Minnestora, glass candle holder: .99 at local thrift store, candles 2 pack: $6 at target, added moss + burlap tie, birds were purchased from michaels as wedding decor, candelabra: 4.99 at thrift store.
I put our dining room chair there to see if i liked the look of a chair there to help close in the LR a little bit, and I do like it, so I got a small-ish chair to put there.
LOVE this beautifully colored yellow afghan I found for $5 at sal. army! It’ll be a perfect pop of color for the room
Found this chair for $5 at sal army, I am going to reupholster the cushions and stain the wood darker. It will be the chair next to the fireplace. I’m thinking a bright yellow type of print? It’d be a beautiful pop of color! Maybe a small pillow to grace it’s seat 🙂
Found this chair also at sal army for $20. I am going to sew new cushions and stain the wood into jacobean brown (like a deep walnut) – REALLY excited about this piece!
Also got a tall mirror for the dining room wall, and this for the TV – i love the rustic but solid wood feel of it. so cute! Perfect size for the tv, and will hide our Wii and DVD player perfectly.
What do you ladies think of my finds? As soon as I make the changes they need, I will post more pictures of my space- but I’m feeling a lot more confident about the changes and so is my hubby! Thanks for all the input and support!