Bittersweet Change

As I’ve been getting mentally prepared to move from our apartment into a rental house, I’ve been feeling all kinds of emotions. I know it’s just an apartment but for the past five years it’s been home to us and I’ve grown to love this place! I’ve worked on so many projects to specifically flow with the layout of it and I’m saddened to take them down. Like this little nook in our tiny hallway that I only recently made that MEMORIES sign for.

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It’s a piece of left over trim from a renovation that was done in our office at work and I kept it as a reminder that there have been great memories made both in that office and in this space we’ve grown to call home.

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I’ve also been making small changes here and there that I haven’t had a chance to share so I’ll just share them now while I’m still not too busy settling in after our move this coming weekend.

This is one of my favorite photos of my sister and me and I had that empty oval frame that I found a thrift shop for a while. So, I decided to put chicken wire on the back of it and mod podged a little bit of lace on a clothes pin to hang the photo with it. And voila, I love it!! 😉

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Here it is a little clearer, side by side with my MEMORIES sign (although one sits on an entryway table and the other is on the wall in the hallway).

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I also found a pretty jewelry box while thrifting and I painted it white and now it sits pretty on the entryway table too. I will try do a before and after post on it but for now here’s a sneak peek of it! Isn’t the top of it just gorgeous?!

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And last but not least, here is my most recent roadside rescue! It is an old dresser mirror but the mirror was shattered. I absolutely loooove its shape and I just knew my coffee filter wreath would look beautiful in it. I removed the shattered mirror and painted it a semi-gloss white. Here it is in all of it’s glory!

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I’ve been experimenting with lettering on the chalkboards I’ve got and I’m not totally loving this writing because I’m a perfectionist but it’s pretty good for now! 😉 Here’s a closer look at it.

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So, there you have it! I apologize for the picture overload but I tried to cram it all in one post because I’m pretty sure it’s going to be a while until I post again because of the move (and because I’ve got a list of new projects already waiting to happen for the house)! It’s a bittersweet moment in our life right now because we are leaving this place behind but I am also really excited for the new chapter we are about to step into and for all of the new nooks and crannies that I will get to transform and make just as special as this place feels to us!

Have a happy day, you guys!! Thanks for stopping by!!

-Mari

Bedroom Details

We are getting ready to move from our apartment into a house in a few weeks and for some reason that has made me start nesting. I have been working on lots of small projects and one fabulous bigger one that I will share on my next post (All I can say for now is that it’s the most amazing curbside find ever!).

I can’t really do too much changing around here since it would be pointless because we are moving soon but I’m going to share some small changes I’ve made in our bedroom. My favorite is this old mirror! It’s pretty heavy and it was a goldish brownish color. I painted it semi-gloss white and I love it!

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The date on the back of it says it was inspected in June of 1962, so it’s definitely old! It also is a horrible mirror to look at yourself into. It’s reflection is sort of warped. Notice the way the canvas in the reflection seems curved a little on the corner. So, I hung it in a corner of our bedroom where we wont see our reflection as we walk by. It’s pretty to look at but not to look into (below you can see there is nothing wrong with the canvas).

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I had had the boyfriend’s and my initial stored away for a while but when I found two 16×20 canvases I knew immediately that they would look perfect on them. So, I did a coat of white semi-gloss paint on them so they would look cleaner and just hot glued the initials on them, and hung them above our bed.

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I’ve also been finding lots of new milk glass pieces and I’ve been incorporating them into every room, including our bedroom. I had an old chalkboard that I had no room for anywhere else but it’s too pretty to get rid of it. So, it’s being used as a tray to sit these beautiful old books on and some of my milk glass pieces.

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The details on it are so pretty!! I’ve got more to show you guys but I don’t have any pictures of any of it yet. I’ve been kind of slacking a bit as far as taking pictures goes. My camera and I really need to get reacquainted soon!!

I’ll be back soon! Thank you for stopping by, you guys!! Have a wonderful weekend!

-Mari