Monday, July 24, 2017

Modern Farmhouse Living Room Progress

Hi everyone!

I thought I would take a little time on this chilly and wet Monday morning to update you all on our living room progress.

After I posted rug options (here) I ended up ordering the winner (based on all the comments I received on social media), which also happened to be my favorite.

Friday, July 21, 2017

Garden Treasures with Modge Podge

This is a sponsored post.

Welcome, friends!

I had such a great time working on this project for The Fab Furniture Flippin’ Contest! This month's theme is Garden Treasures and is sponsored by Modge Podge.

Monday, July 17, 2017

Defining Your Style & A Source for Online Consigned Furniture

This post is a partnership with Nakturnal

Happy Monday!

I wanted to share with you all a great resource for purchasing used furniture online. It's something I have been looking into more and more as I try to get this old house of ours decorated.  You all know that I love going out and exploring and hunting for new pieces, and this is great for the painting and refinishing part of Number Fifty-Three, but sometimes I want a certain piece for my home now, without the months it sometimes takes to source it locally.

Here are some tips and my favorite site for inspiration...

1. Define your style by looking online, in magazines and in books to see what you are drawn to.


in love with this living room

2. Collect inspiration pictures for the piece you would like to find.

= vintage leather and crate

Alvorada Armchair -

3.  Set a budget and begin your search! I've been recently introduced to Viyet (a pre-owned, high end consignment sales company) and am just in love with how this website is set up. You can search a defined list of parameters, including price, location and style.



And, of course, the last step is to purchase your pieces and put your newly decorated room together. I feel like the prices may be a bit higher than what you are all used to me talking about should always consider bringing an investment piece into your d├ęcor that will last for generations. Also, consider this to be a bit of a high/low, where you can budget for a splurge and save in other areas.

I'd love for you all to hop on over to Viyet and share your favorite chairs with me either here or on my other social media outlets.

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Living Room Rug Options

Anyone else terrible at making decisions?

Last week, I moved our hide rug from Brimfield into the dining room (here). That left me with the need to purchase a new rug for the living room.  Not a big deal, as I've been wanting to tweak the space with a new slipcover and chairs. Of course, I can't decide which rug and I think I've exhausted my mom and Darrell enough with my constant texting of options.

So, help me decide. For reference three walls are off white, one is black shiplap and the curtains are white.

The slipcover can be found here. And the chairs here.

Thanks friends!

Monday, July 10, 2017

Modern with Antique Dining Room & Future Updates

Welcome to our antique with modern inspired dining room!

I shared a quick picture on social media last week, and, while I still have more to do I wanted to document the progress I've made.

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Farmhouse Boxwood Topiary

This is a sponsored post.

Hi friends!

I just wanted to share a new little update to our living room with you all. Recently, reached out to me and provided me with the opportunity to add some faux plants to our home.

Since I love boxwood, I was immediately drawn to these topiaries.

Sunday, June 11, 2017

My Favorite Mantels Painted in Dark Tones

Welcome friends!

I'm loving the contrast of black with whites and creams lately. When we first installed our antique fireplace I was certain that I wanted to paint it white to match the trim, but when it was finally in place, I completely switched gears to painting it dark. It isn't a total departure from what we have going on in the house (doors and other accents have been painted black), but I think it made it really stand out and be a focal point in our space.

Here are some fantastic inspiration pictures that show how gorgeous a dark mantel can truly be...