Category Archives: Furniture

Dining in the New Year: Boyd Street Bungalow

Already wishing for a new dining nook area here at Boyd Street Bungalow to allow more space (what I have now) and here is what I would like to do.  Found the table at Wayfair.com but now need to figure out how to make the corner seating.  This will all begin in the new year.  🙂  Just tucking this away to remind me.  Stay tuned..

cottagediningnook

Old Desk New Again ({show&tell})

Sweet Pickins via {show&tell}

Love this desk redo by {show&tell} and will definitely make a note of the colors used..

“Color = Summit Gray by Sherwin Williams

Stain = Kona by Rustoleum (my new favorite brand of stain)”

Follow the link to see the before and more after pictures of the results.

Enjoy,

Vintage Inspired Bedroom (A Well Dressed Home)

Being the vintage lover of all things that we are, we are truly inspired by this master bedroom make over of Jennifer’s of Momento Designs.   She worked with her friend, Emily of A Well Dressed Home   to achieve this fabulous retreat.


Look at the unusual wall treatment.  Just wait until you see what they did with the vintage inspired bird cage.  Click the link above to read the whole story.

Raise the Ceiling: A Romantic Bedroom

Another space enlarging touch for a small bedroom is to be creative with fabric by drawing the eye up to the ceiling.  Love this idea from Better Homes and Gardens.  This instant canopy made with swing arm curtain rods and fabric really makes the whole room pop!!

The romantic and elegant chandelier also draws your attention to the ceiling.  Loving the one pictured with its cottage feel.  Here’s one I found at lampsplus.com which may be a good alternative.

or this swag one that plugs into the wall if you have no electrical skills or would like to drape over a side table..

Whether you use sheer fabric for a more romantic, wispy look or you coordinate fabric with existing furniture or drapes in the room,  this space enlarging idea is a winner in my book.  Here’s another space saving idea for a bedroom headboard we posted today.  Have fun!

Shelves to Headboard: A Space Saving Idea

Many of you who own older homes have the same problem I have – small bedrooms with every nook has to be maximized.  Here is a handy idea from Better Homes and Gardens  of turning book shelves into a headboard which not only provide much needed storage but also act as a piece of art.

These units could be found by looking in thrift stores or here are some already painted white available at Target.  A couple of these would do the trick!

Fill it full with books, pictures, artwork and what-nots for a very impressive focal point in your bedroom.

Loving this Living Room

Love the new Kendall Collection from Value City Furniture.

A Room with Many Names

The single car garage in my ranch home had been converted into an extra room many years ago.  I am using it as a dining room/sitting room which I optimistically call my “sun room,”  although right now with only one window and a small window on the exterior door, there is not much “sun.”   The walls have been painted a subdued yellow to brighten things up.  The color picked was a no brainer since two old yellow and green club chairs make their home in front of a corner tv in this room (still looking for the right slipcovers).  The room houses family pictures and momentos from the annual family beach vacations.  Here is our newest acquisition.. a handcrafted white Amish cupboard or sideboard.

Purchased this gem at a nearby shop called “Serendipity.”  Love the clean lines and the beadboard back.

Fun things fill the shelves such as the jar of sand and shells from Gulf Shores and the picture of an Irish Currach, both presents from friends.   The little cupcake on the green vintage luncheon tray is actually a candle.  The white frame sadly still needs a family picture.. ah.. which to choose!

The newest acquisition for this room is a white farmhouse table picked up at a thrift store which will be added later.. as soon as we get some work done around this old house!!

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