But I can put on a good front.
Wanna come on a journey with me?
I’ll totally show you how to fake that “I know how to decorate” look.
(Disclaimer: You’re not going to see anything POSH, or Sophisticated here…so don’t get your hopes up….trust me)
Here’s how my afternoon went:
First I saw the depressingly blank kitchen walls. (The same walls that have been blank for the past 7 months since we’ve moved in)
Depressing isn’t it?
Then I looked into my wallet.
Hmmmm….No money….Surprise, Surprise.
Okay Think….Where can I find something to decorate my house for like 00000 dollars?
Oh Yeah! Goodwill.
(Okay…Goodwill Tip #1…Go to the Goodwill nearest the most affluent area in your town)
LOL, Rich people get rid of better stuff…..that just the way it works people
So today I was looking for something to hang on the wall, that would:
Match the blue paint of my kitchen chairs…..AND….
My 70’s Green Countertops, and my White Washed Kitchen Cupboards.
So…I was thinking I’m definitely looking for something Shabby Chic.
(Disclaimer #2 Don’t start to think I know what I’m doing……I’m not even sure that I know what “Shabby Chic” means.)
Anyway, I strolled up and down the isles of Goodwill, picking up random items and throwing them into my cart.
Here’s what I snagged:
(Yes I took photos before I cleaned them up….I’m lazy like that)
I also snagged this shelf out of their housewares aisle for $2.99:
So I started with my favorite piece:
Fabric Koala Print $1.99
This is my FAVORITE thing I found. I would never dream of picking something like this out for my house….it’s Sooooo not me……Which is probably why I love it.
First I tried this out on a corner chair in my kitchen:
Cute….but not quite where I want it.
Then I tried it out on the floor of the kitchen:
Love it…but really, how long would it last with the Kiddos running around?
Then (Just for Fun) I tried it on my living room mantle.
I totally like it here to….but I’m trying to spice up my kitchen….sigh.
Okay, so I put the picture down, and hung up the shelf first.
Then I added it on the right hand side…..It’s cute there isn’t it?
Then I put up a plate holder that I had. The dark colors sort of match right?
Maybe add a plate…
Or maybe a different plate?
Or, you know….Maybe even a couple different plates?
Okay…something to fill the vase……Hmm, White Blossoms would look amazing.
Yeah, don’t have any.
Raffia will have to do for now till I can get my hands on something fresh:
A Little Ribbon to hang of the towel bar:
Okay this is coming together nicely:
And that is how I left it.
I’m sure I’ll be back to try a different color plate, or remove something to declutter it a bit…but for now I’m really happy with the new color on my kitchen wall!
And I had a few extra goodies that I didn’t hang up, so I sprinkled them around the kitchen:
I added the blue vase to a small basket below the corner chair:
And then I stacked all the extra plates and teapots behind the grapevine wreath on the corner chair:
They look cute just peeking out there don’t they?
Not bad for $25 right?
I don’t know what’s gotten into me, I’m NEVER this good at putting stuff together.
Must be all the extra Estrogen or something….
Is this what they call Nesting?