So, here's my home and why I love it!
Next up...the kitchen
I think we paid more to have it refinished than we did for the actual tables and chairs. But it was worth it. This kitchen/eating area is pretty small, and I think that having the tables and chairs "mimic" the antiqued finish on the cabinet helps to make the space feel more open.
I like calming effect that the color palette has, however, in looking at these pictures, I think I need a few more pops of color! I love the hits of orange from the print in the dining area and from the cookbook. I think I need to extend those pops of orange to the corner near the stove.
Our basement has a huge finished area. When we moved here 5 years ago, The Boy wanted a basement bedroom, so we sectioned off a portion of this space for his room. Somehow over the years, this whole area became his Bachelor Pad! It was kind of nice to be The Place that his friends chose as their hang out. We had many a weekend movie night down here.
Now that The Boy is off at college, we are reclaiming this as family space again. It's a great place for watching our beloved Illini play football and basketball. We like to lounge down here and watch netflix. And The Tween recently said that she would like to take on the tradition of Movie Night with her friends. I believe a Dr Who marathon is in the works.
So that's my recycled, recovered, craigslist home. It's smaller than what I sometime wish for, but I'm gonna hold on to this thought, "May our home always be too small to hold all our friends."
Are you in love with your less-than-perfect home?