Tour our home
Our kitchen went from beige and oak-y to, light and bright. We built a dining nook out of simple plywood, but upped the impact by designing the legs with a custom arch and keeping them open to make the space feel bigger. We painted the cabinets ourselves and tore up the outdated linoleum and installed new flooring on our own. The rug is thrifted, the art was a yard sale snag, the chairs are wedding wholesale, light is West Elm, and the table is from Ikea. All about the mix!
Paint colors: Sherwin Williams Gray Screen, Sherwin Williams Alabaster.
Not wanting to spend a ton of money or commit to wallpaper, we recreated the look for a lot less by using a stencil. The pattern replicates our favorite collection of blue and white china housed in a Craigslist faux bamboo armoie. We don't take ourselves too seriously here on Chaney Court and we hope that our hallway sends that message to our guests.
Paint colors: Sherwin Williams Gray Screen, Sherwin Williams Alabaster
The Living Room
Still a work in progress, the living room has our hardest DIY yet and it's come a long way from the bland and boring space we moved into. We built the bookshelves from some thrifted, brown, laminate bookcases, but hacked them to look built in. They contain some of our favorite objects-- from my wedding bouquet to some clogs from Holland. We love making a cocktail on our Craigslist barcart and turning on the lights above the bookshelves. We still need some art above the couch, but we're about "slow decorating" here on Chaney Court. We'll know the right piece when we find it.
Paint colors: Sherwin Williams Alabaster
The Dining Room
Our dining room is probably the most "done" room in our home (when are things really ever done?). The room went from very red to a moody blue. We mixed a traditional thrifted bamboo buffet, with a mid-century hand-me-down table which we refinished, recovered chairs, and a modern sputnik from Lowes. The plate wall highlights more of our blue and white collection-- and thank goodness Josh is a math teacher and could figure out all of those measurements.
Paint colors: Shewin Williams Naval, Sherwin Williams Alabaster
The vaulted ceilings in our family room were a major selling point for Chaney. While they were beautiful aesthetically, their height made finding art that would make an impact a little tricky. When I couldn't find exactly what we wanted, we built a huge 8 foot photo ledge where we can swap out art whenever we feel like. Two comfy chairs and mood lighting make it a perfect spot to sink in and read a book by the fire. More photos of this space coming soon!
More to come...
We're never done around here :)