The basket on the left holds a blanket for snuggling and the box on the right corrals shoes. The big black console has their printer on top and all kinds of decor goodies hidden inside. Katie is pretty o-c-d and that's like her 'monica closet.' This used to be a tv console of her grandmother's that they painted black.
On the opposite wall you have the couch. It cost them $75 buckeroos. You can be annoyed, I won't blame you. The coffee table was also a thrifty $15 find from a flea market that they painted white.
Who doesn't love a letterpress tray filled with goodies? This one is full of shells, birds, and wine bottles. At least they're consistent.
For someone who has a hard time getting greenery to stay green, I'm rather jealous of that aloe plant. He started small, from Ikea, and is quickly taking over the living room.
Katie started this tradition awhile back and I love it. Whenever they go on a trip she collects sand and bottles it up with a cute tag. It's such a lovely reminder of good times. That big sucker of driftwood is a cute find from their honeymoon.
The peacock feather is a little souvenir from a trip we went on as a group. Natural bridge in Va was a great mini-vacation.
When Katie first put up her magnetic knife rack I didn't like it and I'm not really sure why. I recently got one and love how it clears up so much counter space. I won't be going back.
You thought you were done with owls? Silly.
And a quick pan back to the other side of the entrance [near the couch] that I forgot: Skeleton keys, more owls, shells, and a little tray to hold their keys.
Now for the bedroom. Sick of seeing pink? Good. Here's a changeup.
I love how they have mismatching side tables and lamps. Also: using a small dresser as a side table is pretty much one of my favorite tricks in the book. She also used green with hues of purple to once again, work with what she's got.
A little birdcage, plant, and votive work well on this cute little tray. The corked bottle holds fortune cookie fortunes. Eat chinese much?
This little nook used to hold their secretary desk perfectly but I like this get up a lot more. I'm oddly on the bandwagon of moving tv's and computers out of the bedroom. The trunk was from her mother I believe, after some coats of stain [the same stain she used for her side table]. The trunks were $12 each. Not sure if you're in trunk business, but that's a good deal.
This little side table was a throwoff from one of my purging sessions. It was target clearance. Katie and Bob stenciled that little box on the ground to coordinate with Bob's photography- it's full of his birding books. He's a sick man with a sick habit.
Let's enter the bathroom shall we? Did you guess purple, white, and gold?
Here's the same vanity after some black coats and scruffin up.
This toilet scene get's me all hot and bothered. We have almond toilets and tubs that I have yet to replace. So this kind of makes me jealous and gleeful, all at the same time.
Some flowers left over from a gift, sea shells, and amethyst- our birthstone.
Well, I think I covered everything. It's a lot, but it's all beautiful and I can't wait for them to find the perfect house and start all over again! If you want more of Katie's crafty goodness and witty commentary, follow her at her blog. She is planning on coming back and updating with all the wedding crafts she hasn't posted yet. Hope you enjoyed!
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