I come by my love for decorating honestly. My sweet mom could make two chopsticks and a plastic Easter basket look like something from Southern Living’s front cover. My husband and I are in the contract/inspection stages of buying our new home in Nashville, and I will soon have plenty of opportunity to stretch my decorating legs. We are currently in the three bedroom rental for the next month or so.
(As a side note, let me just tell you that this rental house has been a sanctifying work in my life for the last 2 years. In other words, I have hated it with every cell of my being. I do strive daily… well, maybe weekly… to be thankful that we have a roof over our son’s head. But because of my
disgust dislike for this house, I have spent very little energy or money into nesting it up. I know that’s wrong… go ahead and judge me if you feel the need; Jesus and I talk about it often. All that to say, you can imagine that I am SUPER excited and so thankful to have the opportunity of decorating our new space!)
Now, I know that there are more important aspects to consider than the “pretty” of this new house (you know, like electricity…blah), but that doesn’t stop me from daydreaming about the finished product. I thought I’d share with you some recent inspiration and thrift store loot that will play into my plans quite nicely!
I have loved a traditional Southern farmhouse look for a long, long time. (Joanna Gaines has made my inventory scarce because now everyone keeps buying it up! Haha!) I feel that a lot of the farmhouse look is most easily conveyed throughout the kitchen and dining room. Whenever I think about our new home, my mind automatically jumps to these places… How I can arrange my furniture, shelving, and cabinets to reflect that neutral, textured goodness that comes along with farmhouse decorating?
Some of my “Pin”spirations thus far:
You can imagine my excitement when I came across a huge bin of wooden spoons and antique rolling pins at the local Salvation Army a few weeks ago – all for less than $5!
I have some photographs of my husband’s grandmother’s handwritten recipes that may work really well like third example above. I also picked up a few little neutral jars for less than $2, which I may end up spray painting a truer white. Sans stickers and cleaned up, these pieces are going to be great!
One thing I am always on the lookout for is hand thrown pottery in a neutral or blue tone. These pieces are not easy to come by unless you are buying them new (which can be pricey), so when I see them I grab them up quickly! In the last few weeks, I have come across both of the dishes below and can’t wait to figure out how to display them along with the rest of my pottery.
For now, these are a few small pieces in a big plan. I can’t wait to share pictures of the new house, before’s and after’s, and all the in betweens. Stay tuned and thanks for following along!