I can’t take it much longer, our home is a plain Jane. I will admit, I am not much of a home decorator, but I can’t handle having white walls and barely any furniture in our rooms. Part of it is my fault. I had not taken the time to assess all the furniture we had before we moved into our new place in December. In typical me fashion, I decided it was best to throw out anything that seemed like it would clutter our new place.
Well, surprise, I think we need more furniture. And the one thing I really really want, is a hope chest. Mine is in Florida at my mom’s house. My grandfather had made it for me when I was a baby. And I always remember pulling it out from against the wall to look at the little piece of paper taped to the back of it from him. I think it was a letter. I can’t remember now what it said on it, but I remember it. And I remember using the hope chest to stuff all my toys in, to sit on it to ponder all the really difficult decisions of childhood, and to stuff blankets in it when I was a teenager.
It’s just now that I’m realizing how important it was as a structural piece of a room. So that’s my number one item to look for.
Number two is just to get our rooms to feel a bit more full and homey, and only then will I tackle the walls. But I do want to keep it all moderately themed together. And I have been in a rustic chic mood, where everything feels very New England, very Vermont, very home. (Sorry guys, I may live in New Hampshire, but the Vermont girl in me will live forever.) Add the plaid blankets, a few wooden knickknacks and forest-themed wall decor. Yup, that would do it.
So I figured, I’d share some of my recent finds with you all.
At our new place, we have a huge front yard with trees peppering the lawn all the way down to the road. Tree swing? Yes, please. It reminds me of the playground my grandparents had at the campground, though that one was metal. The playground itself was in the woods, and under these two huge trees that framed the play area.
Everyone needs deer antlers in their house on a wood and metal side table, right?
If I can’t have my hope chest right now, I’d at least want something functional that I can store some stuff in that can also double as a small table or a bench. I need furniture that is multi-functional.
No really, that’s what it’s called. But I think it would be a great piece to put all the junk that sits on our tables. Just something to store and organize at the same time. That whole having-one-junk-drawer thing does not work well for me.