In the last two weeks, however, I have made some accomplishments on the home front. I found the dining room set of my dreams: rustic, southern, and quality. One beautiful Saturday afternoon, my mother and I stumbled upon this beauty while meandering through a local consignment shop:
I knew it was exactly what I was looking for, and it was much less expensive than anything I had found online or in stores. The solid pine table was a measly $150, while the chairs were $295 for all six. So for those of you who are “ballin’ on a budget” like me, check out your local consignment and antique shops. While that type of shopping can be hit or miss, you never know when you are going to happen upon a true treasure.
I also managed to (get someone to) hang curtains in the living room.
My pilot boyfriend, Micah, found himself with a free Sunday last weekend, so I quickly gave him a few “honey do” tasks. He did not seem to mind too much—after all, it did involve a cool power tool. Check out this manly shot I caught:
Between the windows I also added a painting that I purchased last summer while in Boston and Cambridge, MA. I was exploring Harvard’s campus when I came across a painter selling his work. I purchased this painting of trees from him for just $10 and had a nice conversation with him about his art. He even signed the back of it for me. When I got back, I had it framed, which cost seven times what I paid for the painting itself, but was well worth it for an original piece of art.
While I have not had time to be very ambitious with my house in the last month, I have grown to really love my home. This place has suddenly turned into my safe haven. It is my place of calm at the end of a hectic day, and I know that once I close my garage door, I am okay.