Chandler Fam

Chandler Fam

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Making a house a home

Now that we have lived here for almost 4 months I've finally gotten around to decorating a little. For a while I felt like it wasn't worth putting anything on the walls when we might move from this place in as little as a year. But when I refinished that dresser I felt somewhat inspired and suddenly I wanted this place to look good. It also helps that we are hosting Thanksgiving--that has given me the motivation to be a little homemaker. We've spent some money on my little projects, but I've been as frugal as possible. Here are some of my finds/additions to our place: Our old table wasn't Thanksgiving worthy so we splurged and got a new dining table at a furniture clearance outlet. We also found a mirror to go above the fireplace. Both of them were 60% off so I felt pretty good about these purchases!!!
I got really excited about decorating Wesley's room. My sweet friend Erika made this quilt for Wesley and I patterned the rest of the room around it.
I was really proud of myself for creating a little picture frame that ties the whole room together.
Our owners were pretty creative in their paint choices so I've tried to find colors that coordinate but could also work with other common colors. I'm still making adjustments to both boys' rooms.


Shane and Amy Jo said...

Nan...looks awesome! I'm so glad to have a visual of all the things you've told me about. I think you've done a great job! I love the boys' rooms. So cute. Way to go on finding good deals. That always makes it more fun.

Jones Family said...

your home looks very good. You have done a great job. The boys' rooms are so cute. I'm so proud of you for being a little crafty. I hope I will be able to come see this home someday.

Becky R. said...

Your house looks so cute! Way to go on the decorating!

Becky and Ryan said...

Wow you have been one busy mama. Everything looks great. I am impressed! I hope you had a lovely Thanksgiving.

The Allen Fam Bam said...

Wow. what a dresser in Wesley's room. looks fantastic. :) Yeah for blogs!