My husband and I live like college students. I'm not proud. Just honest.
With the exception of a flat screen TV and a sleep number bed, almost all of our furniture was acquired from friends or family. In fact, we have a rule, called the Plummer's Rule. It goes like this: If you want something and are willing to wait long enough, it will fall into your hands. It's true!
note the gorgeous framed artwork ala my 5 yr old daughter
Proof of Plummer's Rule:
coffee table: from sister in law
hideous off white sectional: from a friend 9 yrs ago
small table: good will
white hutch: built by my dad when I was a kid
curtains: from my step mom
Oh, I dream of someday having a magazine worthy house filled with pottery barn furniture. But right now we have messy kids and private school tuition. Note: I'm all for public schools but ours is bottom of the barrel.
But every once in a while, we make a small purchase. And it's always shocking to me how much pleasure I get out of looking at it! Case in point: yesterday we bought a rug for the family room. It's an indoor outdoor rug from Costco. Translation: inexpensive and durable. I wasn't sure about the pattern, but i'm glad I listened to my hubbies input. The colors match my "curtains" perfectly! Curtains are sheets, hemmed and put up on a curtain rod.
poster art, at 37?
Our livingroom is huge. And although I love having a nice, airy room, it's really hard to decorate. There is a giant vaulted ceiling and one big wall with a beam going across the top of the room. We have lived here 9 years and still haven't figured out what to do with this wall. Anyone have any inexpensive ideas for how to decorate this wall (or room!)??