Continuing with our “nest” talk from the last few days, lately I’ve been pondering my home decor in excess. With guests coming for three weeks straight, I’ve seen my house through different eyes and realized that it’s a revolving door of styles and decor. Check out the differences in just one year, along with some extras:
Although by no means do I consider myself an interior designer, I find endless joy in collecting things that make my house feel like a home. I’ve been lucky to stumble across a few neat things to add to the collection, here are a few of my favorite details:
Porch Bench: I found a carpenter on craigslist who was willing to create custom furniture. After digging up old barn wood, he created this gorgeous bench and delivered it right to me, all for only $200! The pillows were collected from goodwill stores and recovered with new fabric. The cushion is covered with my mom’s vintage sheet.
Bed Spread: Soon to be a nest DIY right here on the blog!
Black Hutch: After one of my book shelves partially collapsed, I used the intact piece to hold my dishes by setting it on my existing buffet. Most guests in our home don’t even notice it’s a separate piece.
Dining Room Pew: Over 100 years old, this craigslist purchase only set me back $120. It’s made of solid oak, which in today’s market would sell for $400-$500 for the wood alone!
American Flag: This giant piece of patriotism was inherited, and has 48 stars.