I had a few pieces that came along to the new space, I still wanted to incorporate these items into the rooms to not only use what I already have, but to retain some sentimental qualities that came along with the pieces. So here is a breakdown of the formal living room you see so far...
There is a vase in the room that I purchased on impulse after lusting over it for months... this Blomster vase was 39.99, I've had it for over a year and I want to display it in a location that will fit its grand size. For now, its going to be in the formal living room until I find a spot for it.
Bird Cages - These were my first Home Goods purchases. I bought them and honestly had no where for them to go. I knew I wanted to spray paint them, but that was all I knew for sure. I've decided to fill them with flowers, I am sure that wont be other peoples style, but it reminds me of a piece my grandmother had when I was a girl. So far, all I have done with them is paint them gold.
The dresser on the left was a find from the local thrift store (again right up the street from my home) I remember texting my friend Katrina with a picture and asking if I should by it... It was 30.00!!! She quickly replied with an emphatic YEAH... GET IT!!! It's nice! - I am finding I seem to be in the 30.00 range quite a bit with my thrift store purchases! I decided on a Martha Stewart paint for the dresser. I sanded her down over a weekend, primed and painted her and had my husband bring her in the house, I kept all of the original pulls and bought new clear knobs for the three center drawers.
So now that you see the space I have and furniture in the two formal areas, I will be updating the space with "before" and "afters" quite often.