A House Tour
As you know, I've decided to list my little cottage on the Delaware River and sell it fully furnished. Hopefully, the many shopping trips to antique stores, auctions and flea markets will be appreciated by the new owners. As I was poring through the many digital images I have on file of the house, I thought I'd share some additional pics of some great ideas that came from living at the little blue house.
This wreath is one of my favorite projects. It's literally just a bunch of vintage horse show ribbons clipped onto a simple grapevine wreath. Lots of color and it's a bit whimsical, too. Oh, yeah…so easy to do since all you do is clip em write to the wreath.
This antique burl bed came with the house when I bought and I think it deserves to stay. This little nook in the upstairs bedroom just feels so welcoming and comfy. I had the windows re-insulated recently so it stays even warmer and cozier in the winter.
This TV stand is actually one of the first pieces of furniture I ever bought. I found it in a junk store in Washington, DC for around $30. It's actually a church podium. I've painted it a million colors, but I like this deep gray the best. Behind it are a bunch of shelves perfect for storing movies. The map behind the TV is an old school style map I found at a flea market. I thought the map of Australia was appropriate since I just returned from there when I found it!
And the perfect dining room for weekend entertaining. I bought these wood chairs in the scratch and dent section of Ikea because A: they were like $5 each and B: already assembled! I reupholstered the stained fabric with vintage cashmere sweaters and now they are just so cozy. I well tell you, I can't believe how many people come up to me and say they too have reupholstered their chairs with sweaters as a result of seeing this photo. So cool! And the two side chairs were handcarved, raw wood chairs that I had upholstered in hemp fabric. They kinda look Swedish in style and totally work with the room. And, yes, that's just a branch I found that's the curtain rod!