D's Room,  Furniture,  re-purposed furniture

I couldn’t pass them up

“So I couldn’t pass them up.”  A phrase uttered a lot around these parts, especially when shopping at antique stores.  It just so happens that I was just in a couple of our antique stores here in town, and I found a couple of great treasures that I just couldn’t pass up.

I wrote on my last post how we are starting my daughter’s bedroom and I am looking for some inspiration…well….I found some.  While we were at one of my very favorite stores we spotted this cute little desk that would fit perfectly in her room.  It has such great vintage detail on it, and I am in love with the knobs.  The wood is a little rough, and instead of painting it a color, she wants me to refinish and keep it wood.  This is probably going to be a challenge, but one I am up to.  I am excited for the project, and hopefully it will turn out beautifully.


While we were at another store in town, I spotted this little gem.


It is the cutest vintage chalk board with letters and numbers on the frame.  I did not buy it immediately, I thought about it for a week.  I realized yesterday that I couldn’t live without it, and I would just have to find somewhere for it to go. I went to the store hoping that it would still be there, and surprisingly it was.  I kept thinking about the great green chalk board surface and how it reminded me of when I was in school. I am looking for a home for it… the mudroom would be a great place, maybe the dining room.  I don’t know, but I will share when I find the perfect spot.

That’s the thing about great finds.  I have learned over the years that there are certain things that just work for you and your home,  and when they work, you just can’t pass them up. I am not supporting impulse buying or spending a ton of money you don’t have, but just saying that if there is that something you just know will work, grab it.  Chances are you will go home and wish you had bought it, go back, and maybe find it gone.  Have fun with something old, make it something new.  Be unique, and creative with the accesories in your home.

I'm Erin, a busy mom of three, chauffeur, cook, housekeeper, and wanna be decorator. I love old movies, good books, and a daily trip to Lowes. We have recently bought a new home...one we are fixing up and changing everything. This blog is to record our renovating journey. This is not the first house we have done. Actually, it is our third. My husband and I love a project. Any project. We both love working on our home, have the same taste, (which is great), and love working and re purposing things on our budget. We can show you how to put together a high end and creative look without breaking the bank. Taking something old and recreating it into something new and exciting for any room is my passion. Hope you enjoy this decorating journey with us!