I have a confession. I’m a constant changer, mover, and rearranger (if that’s even a word) of decor! There it is, I said it. Who’s with me? I know I’m not alone! 🙂 However, one of my favorite ways to support this habit of mine is to “Shop The House.” No money spent and I can even stay in my PJ’s while I do it. 🙂 I have to be honest, I have a lot of stuff! I’m not a hoarder, I’m a collector. I love so many styles from Modern to Vintage and everything in between. With that being said, I also shop on a budget. I think the fun is finding something amazing and not paying a lot for it! If I find something I love and I can afford it, I get it even if I don’t know where I’ll use it…because I know someday that time will come! So here we are…a design challenge focused on “Shopping the House” what could be better? I have joined some amazing and talented bloggers to show how this is not only possible, but incredibly fun to do! The challenge is to change up space using only what you have on hand, in your home. How fun is that? The area I’ve chosen is my kitchen dining table. It’s a focal point in our home, and I can’t wait to share what I do with you! We also want to see how you do it…so please join in! Tag your posts on Instagram using #shopthehouse. Check out how my space looks now.
Not too long ago we bought a new dining room table from Joss & Main that reflects my style more. It has a top that looks like aged wood boards straight out of an old French farmhouse. I love the look and the character so I always enjoy changing the décor. I usually play around with it until I feel it’s just right! In fact, I obviously took these pics while I was playing because I noticed one or two pieces in different spots! Let’s play a game of what’s different! HaHa! But you get the idea! I am not one for too much symmetry or formality, I like a collected look. It doesn’t mean I may not try a more symmetrical design down the road…(Spoiler Alert)!
One thing I love to use in my decor is glass bottles, vintage and new. I got this large bottle/jar from TJ Maxx at a ridiculously low price and it makes for a great centerpiece and the shape was sort of different…I like different! These Lily like stems from Hobby Lobby are so elegant and real looking, I love how they drape over the the glass. The pop of white is beautiful too!
I added my favorite burlap sack as the runner. I love it on the table because it goes so well with the style. It also doesn’t take up much space so I don’t have to move it on and off when we’re using the table. Then I added some of my favorite vintage copper candle holders I found at a local thrift shop. Who would want to get rid of these? They are heavy and awesome and did I mention COPPER!!
If you follow me on Instagram or here on my blog, you know I love shopping at thrift shops, yard sales and flea markets. You always find the most unique pieces, that have a sense of history and style you just can’t find with new stuff…not to mention you can typically get them for a steal! Take for instance this butcher block with brass feet and brass handles. I paid less than $5 for it and it’s a favorite…I’ll never part with it. It moves around the kitchen a lot
I added some slate coasters because they add another element of texture AND you need coasters on this table. No water rings thank you! 🙂 I also added another favorite glass bottle, a gold bowl, and white flour sack towels. I love mixing old and new and since I’ve been adding a lot of brass and gold to my kitchen it only seemed fitting to add a little to my table.
So here it is, my current dining situation! 🙂 It’s funny because every time I change it up my daughter will say, “I love it this, way…don’t change it!” But of course I do and she ends up loving it again! That’s the fun of shopping the house. Being able to change, try new things, just have fun and it doesn’t cost a thing!
Be sure and follow the links below to see what my amazing friends are up to and check back with me next week to see Look #2! Honestly, I can’t wait to see what I do!!! HaHa! What would you like to see, I’d like to know! Send me a comment and idea below and maybe I’ll incorporate it! Don’t forget to join us on Instagram and use the tag #shopthehouse with your posts!
Coffee Paint Repeat
See you next week!