2015 Home Goals: First (Tiny) Reveal

So way back in January I posted a list of my 2015 DIY Home Goals. I am happy to say that there has been some progress made with some of them but not to the point of showing much on here yet.

I will always be eclectic in my taste and make no apology for it. But my aesthetic includes cohesiveness. There’s eclectic and then there’s hodge podgey. My current decor is a mix of French farmhouse, granny’s house, a bit of traditional and a little shabby chic thrown in. I want my new look to be predominantly rustic farmhouse with a lot more natural elements, a touch of contemporary and OF COURSE some French flair.

With redecorating one thing always leads to another so wouldn’t you know it, my list has grown instead of shrunk! In keeping with the rustic farmhouse design, I have several pieces of furniture that are in line for a makeover. I can count five right off the top of my head. I am excited to show you the first one in its pre-makeover state.

This double seat school desk dated 1899 sits in our breakfast nook. I have never been at all excited about the dark finish on it.

Paired with the other woods from the oak table and mix of chairs, cohesive is not a word that could be used to describe the space. The solution began with a good sanding.

Working together, my husband and I sanded it down to the bare wood. I had planned on giving it a white or gray wash but decided I love it just the way it is. So after it gets a clear matte coat of sealer on the wood to protect it and on the cast iron to give it a cleaner look it will be ready for its new environment. I promise to show you the whole new nook a bit later in another post.

As for introducing more natural elements into my decor, this pile of helicopters will soon become a piece of art for my walls.


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6 thoughts on “2015 Home Goals: First (Tiny) Reveal

  1. The “helicopters”? How will you preserve them? Will they dry out or will you do something with them just as they are?

    1. I am letting them dry before creating my art piece. I don’t want to spill the whole plan now but I will show the finished product and give full details when it is finished. Thanks for asking!

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