The Quaint Sanctuary

The Quaint Sanctuary

Sunday, January 4, 2015

{ New after holiday decor in the dining & living room!! }

You all know how I feel about the month of January...Well this year I decided to change both the kitchen & the dining room up after all the Christmas decor was put away! We finally decided that we needed/wanted to switch out the black square IKEA table for our wooden round country one. I didn't think I was going to like it very much,but once we got in & I decorated it surprisingly seems to make the room larger even with being a tad bit longer! We also swapped our cream rolling cart for a more industrial/rustic shelf- which I LOVE!!

 Cozy cottage ..& thanks to my lovely mum for making that cute tan checkered bow on the wreath!!
Fun little fact..that wood center piece is part of the new piece that we { Mr. Markie } took out to accommodate the trash bin & the doggies water bowl!!
  
I love these carved wood fruit pieces { Thrift} & the white roses my dear grams made for our first home { they light up } !!

Trying to figure out what color to paint the top of the table or base, but not both..something light & easy to distress- stay tuned!

This piece I'm in love with right now,& bonus it was a trash find!
Still debating if I'll chalk paint it or leave it..who knows with me! Suggestions welcome!!


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In the living room we swapped our old leather sectional for an IKEA Ektorp sectional & ottoman! I was concerned with having two dogs and how a fabric sectional would hold up compared to leather..lets just say I'm pleasantly surprised..so far! I love that you can switch & wash the covers so easily & the different  colors/fabrics are nice to change with the season etc..


The cream burlap curtains are from Target & the Striped white & grey/blue-y ones are from IKEA! 

I can't explain the look I was going for other then the laid back cozy pajama { Ha-Ha } look with cooler wintery tones..browns,blues,greys & whites !





Cozy little corner to read some magazines  & by the way that IKEA candle smells delicious  like vanilla & babies hehe!

Thinking about adding some cream chalk paint to the detail on this little cabinet sometime very soon ;) !


Hope you have enjoyed our new winter living room & kitchen look!!! Wishing you all a very fun & decorative start to the new year!


 
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{ Olivia's Room Redo }

Hey guys!! I'm so excited to be sharing this little on a budget room makeover with you!  I wanted to get the post up sooner ,but our internet was down :/ ! So today I'm sharing with you how I redid my sisters bedroom for under $85 !! She had an eclectic mix of some of her favorite items , bohemian goods & her lovely artwork mixed in with light orange walls. We decided to use  IKEA as our place to buy the goods she needed like curtains, decorative pillows, & a few accessories! She explained she wanted a 'Granny Chic' type of style bedroom ,so what better place then IKEA for some lacey pots, flower pillows etc..


BEFORE

 


  

All five of the pillows are from @IKEA! The white & grey puzzle piece pillows were $1.49 a piece!! 


The sign we made from some wood I had in the basement. In her writing she wrote out what she wanted then we used a Dremel tool to engrave the wood. After we did that I took some white paint on a sponge brush & went with the upward grain of the wood & 'swept' it on.  After that was dry I used some dark wax & applied it to the engraved part of the lettering, then took white & highlighted the letters. The final part of the was to add some cream chalk paint { Annie Sloan in Old Ochre } for the effect I was going for.


The white & stainless storage boxes are also from IKEA, $6.99 /2 ! 


The plush white throw was a whopping $3.99! Side Note : I need one!!!



The dried hydrangeas, dark brown rug & mason jar were all items I had for her room. The sheer gauzey curtains were also purchased at IKEA- $15.00/2 ! The tan grommet curtains I also had! 

Breakdown on the items in the room that were purchased! 

2 lace pots
3 candles
2 packs of curtains
5 pillows
1 throw
4 storage bins 
2 flower inserts
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For under $85!!


Have a great week everyone!

Paige.Rose


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