The past two years since I got back from traveling and settled down to make a real home with my boyfriend and work full time, I have had to re-visit my crafty talents in an effort to create a budget friendly decor.
Having never purchased furniture before, but instead receiving hand-me-downs and things left behind by friends, I had no idea what a financial commitment a couch could be. Up until recently we didn’t have an Ikea, and any furniture beyond a futon was well into four digits.
After countless internet searches and trips to furniture stores all over the metro area and beyond, I finally found a matching couch and chair at Macy’s on a half off sale. Of course our macy’s doesn’t carry furniture, so even that was some 30 miles away.
I found the poofs in Marakech and the cherry coffee table came cheap at an unfinished wood store. Even though it was cheap, i treasure it knowing I’m the one who finished it.
I had also collected post cards from all over in my travels, mostly from museums, so I mixed them with art made by friends in college and threw them in some thrift store frames to make our wall a bit more interesting.
The kitchen is even smaller, but with a large wood block found in the basement, there is always room for a kitchen aid, some sharp knives and of course, Thomas Keller.
Overall I think it came out nice and I really enjoy our tiny space.