Happy Sunday! I'm so excited to meet all of you. I'm Jeanette and I been writing about my home transformation over at at Snazzy Little Things for the last two years.
Above: my office houses an old weathered bench, old locker baskets that serve a practical purpose-they hold my kids' library books.
My decorating style is?I recently began to describe my style as French-Industrial...and while I haven't fully achieved this look...it is certainly something I am striving towards. Historically, I have been a minimalist when it comes to decorating. My preference is a no-fuss approach, with clean lines and a simpler look. Although, lately I admit to trying my hand at busier, seasonal vignettes (and having a lot of fun with it). I find ways to mix in elegant pieces with industrial ironwork, old chippy windows, and I love ALL tufted furniture. Interesting vintage items almost always make their into the trunk of my car after an afternoon of thrifting. And because of the exquisite craftsmanship of French-inspired opulence, I am always drawn to anything from France. The language, the wine, the food...and of course, the furniture.
Framed vintage postcards, a simple touch yet, still serves as a statement piece.
My kitchen backsplash with inexpensive, scripty, French stencil. This was the biggest step towards embracing my theme, but can be easily changed when the time comes.
My foyer, with a DIY wainscot project, inspired by my old Chicago brownstone apartment.
Basement Project: Our basement remodel in an "industrial" motif. It's still a work in progress...acquiring pieces take time! In the background you might have caught a glimpse of a fun DIY project, an oversized piece of art made from a shower curtain.
Above: My favorite find. A damaged, $25 thrifted Victorian table that I refreshed with paint.
I get such a kick out of finding an old, forgotten piece of furniture that has potential to become something beautiful.
Above, this Goodwill transformation is a reader favorite, but an example of that "surprise element" in home decor that I love.
And when in doubt...simplify.
My entire blog was built with extreme budgets in mind (I am a single Mom and I'm always looking for ways to save). I hope you'll visit for more ideas...feel free to stop by often for inspiration!
|Thank you so much Jeanette for taking the tie out of your busy schedule to stop by and visit with us today. I enjoy visiting your blog and seeing what projects you are in the midddle of. Your script backsplash had me at hello!:)|