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Just in case you were wondering?
You help me decorate my house.
Every. Single. Day.
I post my rooms and tell you my decorating journeys and talk about my rooms and my houses and take you on house tours and you listen and comment and give me feedback and maybe you wonder sometimes if I hear you. You might wonder if I listen? You think I might be too busy creating commotions in restaurants and digging through yard sale aisles to find something like this and sitting in the car pressing an imaginary brake to even pay attention.
But I do.
I listen to every single word.
Just last week you helped me figure something out in the living room.
How to add a little sparkle.
And a little joy.
Here’s the living room a hot minute ago.
I found this coffee table at a thrift store and painted it white and put it in the center of the living room.
There was something about it that didn’t work for me. I couldn’t put my finger on what it was.
And then you showed up.
You mentioned that it was kind of big and white and took up a lot of space and didn’t really provide contrast.
You suggested wood.
And dark black.
And I listened.
I KNOW RIGHT?
(total aside: Before you think it’s too small—-I pulled the chairs back so you could see the coffee table better—it’s actually almost the same size as the wood coffee table in the space.)
Can you believe the difference it makes?
It lets the pattern of the rug show through and makes the room feel bigger.
And a little more sparkly.
It was such a good value for the price and it opens up the space.
I would have never thought of glass.
Until you suggested it.
You can see the table here.
On the other side of the room, I found this matching bar cart.
I actually don’t think it’s going to stay here.
I’m going to roll it over to the other side where the bookcase is.
I kind of took a chance with this cart.
And I’m so happy that I did.
It’s got such a retro feel to it and when the sun catches the light it sparkles and shines. I styled it right now with books, but I want to start collecting vintage bottles at yard sales and adding them to the bottom of the cart.
(total aside: you know you married up when your husband comes in first thing in the morning with the yard sale location report)
The bar cart looks really high end and its such a great value for the price.
You can see it here.
To add a little more sparkle to the other side of the room, I found this lamp for only $25.
It comes with the shade and has faux marble on the top and brass on the bottom.
You can see it here.
It’s the perfect little accent lamp for a taller bookcase.
Or a small side table.
Or anywhere you need a little bit of shine.
Let’s do a before and after from a different angle one more time.
Here’s the before.
And here’s the after.
Thank you for showing up and commenting and making me laugh and inspiring me and making my rooms better places and adding extra sparkle to my day.
And the best part?
Isn’t is amazing knowing that you are always right?
Just like my mother. 🙂
I am so happy and honored to be part of the BHG Live Better Influencer Network at Walmart.
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