It's no secret that our house has been a work in progress since we moved in back in March of 2010. At the time I was six months pregnant and relegated mostly to painting walls and scoping out the nearest HomeGoods and Pottery Barn Outlet.
We did a lot with our house when we first moved in. We painted every single wall, refurbished our kitchen cabinets, replaced carpet upstairs and in the basement and laid down new hardwood throughout the first floor. Oh and shortly after doing all of this? We welcomed a baby.
And the house "stuff" was quickly moved to the proverbial back burner of life.
Now that we've become pros at this whole parenting gig, we've slowly started to jump back into the home remodel and renovating saddle. Once again, my job is purely home decor.
So today, rather than do important things like plan dinner and fold laundry, I've decided to share with your our home's Christmas list. Or rather, simply a hodge-podge and more importantly never-ending list of things I'm dying to pick up for our humble abode.
First up? Nailhead trim Headboard. I know, I know. Back in the day I was all about making our headboard. From scratch. But let's face it. Craftiness of that degree and a toddler? Don't mix. And since we have grand plans to upgrade our bed within the next couple of years, I can't break the bank when it comes to the price. As a matter of fact? I may or may not have already bought this just mere seconds after writing this post. Merry Christmas, House.
So, I may or may not have repainted our living room. You know, again. Since we painted it when we first moved in. It really was a very pretty green but as is with most things in my life, I quickly tired of it just months after painstakingly throwing it up on the walls. Now? The living room is a beautiful grey color. If I didn't swatch 8 different greys up on the walls, I would remember which one we chose and let you know. In any case, I'm now in the market for a brand new accent chair or two and I've had my sights set on these beauties for a while now.
Since we finally furnished our dining room with a brand new table and chairs and gorgeous server, a mere year and a half after moving in, mind you, I've been on the hunt for a pair of beautiful sconces to flank the antique mirror that sits above the server. Clearly these are way out of my budget but I'm hoping to find something similar? Or win the lottery.
I know what you're thinking. And you're right. The only thing that has stopped me from buying this ladder shelf months ago was the fact that I have a Crazy Wildebeest Toddler running amok in my house. I have wanted one of these shelves forever, Loyals. And it would be the perfect finishing touch to our family room. Perhaps I could distract C from knocking it over/scaling it if I include a basket of his own little toys on the bottom shelf? A girl can dream, right?
And last but certainly not least, a final piece for the newly redecorated living room, The Benchwright Reclaimed Wood Console. You had me at "reclaimed wood..."
This last piece literally has me drooling every time I lay eyes on it. I'm a huge fan of rustic meets semi-modern and I just love the authentic look of this piece. I do not, in fact, love the price. Even the sale price. Perhaps Santa is feeling extra generous this year? One can only hope, right?
Well, there you have it Loyals. Just a little sneak peek into some of the drool-worthy home decor items that somehow found their way onto
my the house's Christmas wishlist. Happy Tuesday!