Monday, June 4, 2012

A Peek into Our Living Room

The front door.  Welcome to our home :)

The "Kunz Family" sign was a bridal shower gift from my aunt & cousins... {they gave me a set of amazing napkins & a beautiful apron also... but that's another post.}  Anyway, depending on the wall space, I usually never let a sign or plaque hang alone.  Here I added an old weather vane from my parents' barn, a thrift store shelf {spray painted}, and the three votive holders.

I never stop at the sign.  

 
Here's another example... this big "rodeo" plaque was a birthday gift from my mother-in-law.  I just added the small garage sale shelf {spray painted & sanded} and the vintage insulators.  {I use these & blue mason jars throughout the house to tie everything together with that pretty accent color.}

Pheasant feathers- you'll find these throughout our home. 

Our computer desk was an old white desk, now painted black.  Accented with ivory lanterns, old books, a cow, roosters, and ornate gold frames.

 
Another mason jar- I keep ticket stubs & other small memorabilia in here.

 My "Cowboy Coaster Corral" -a stirrup.

 I keep my dad's childhood saddle on display.  I love all of the character in this little saddle.  The chicken-wire box was the card box Ryan built for our wedding.  {Now filled with birch logs.}

As I looked around our home the other day, I realized that most of what we have is actually old, made new, or just plain old -that's always good too.  It really doesn't take much to decorate a room if you can just walk into a garage sale/thrift store/basement or attic with an open, creative mind.

& maybe a little spray paint.

3 comments:

  1. I love the stirrup as a coaster holder and of course the old saddle displayed! Such great ideas!

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