knick knacks & do dads

Now that the first floor has been completely painted, it’s time to start decorating! Here’s a massive amount of pictures to show that finally our house is becoming a home:

 The salavation army mirror I painted black, now hanging on the wall by the entryway. It looks really nice to have a painted black wood frame here and a black wood occasional table set.










 The end table I personally assembled! It took an hour to assemble each one (there’s 2)  because you need teeny tiny hands to get into the areas where the screws go. And yes, I have already decorated for Fall/Halloween.










 Our bookshelf! I think eventually I’m going to paint the inside of it yellow and stencil a white pattern on to it, but that may not be for months. The decorating of these shelves may change a million more times, but for now I really like it. The top shelf is me and my family, the middle shelf is Matt and his family, the lower shelf is our friends, and the base is our Shel Silverstein poem books. Then the added shelf on the bottom hold all our board and card games.








 Our cheerful yellow kitchen! It’s not quite so yellow in person, the camera flash brightened it up a bit. It’s lovely, and I’m so glad it’s finally done. Note the 3 jar liberty of london canister set, one of my most prized possessions. I bought basically everything that came out in the line they made for Target. Our kitchen will be just perfect once we get the sink installed.









A little close up of the owl vase I keep all my cooking supplies in, my owl pair salt & pepper shaker, and the painted spoon rest from Pier 1. They’re cuter in person, and close up. Trust me.










My just-for-now table centerpiece… see how here the wall doesn’t even look yellow. I think that’s my crazy camera flash again. I have pumpkins basically all over the house, I always have a rooster in my kitchen, and the other little trinket is a scarecrow votive holder. He’s very handsome and has a little crow on his straw hat. Yeah Fall!






Want to know where I got anything? Or to see something more close up? Let me know in the comments!

Also, I’ll have you know that despite the fall-y cheerfulness things are not all rainbows and sunshine here in home ownership land. This morning we woke up to find that we have no hot water. I’m pretty sure it’s just because we desperately need an oil delivery so keep your fingers crossed for us that it’s not another huge-o problem!