Happy Thoughts:


Trash to Treasure

This weekend I came across this extremely comfy looking chair someone had thrown out. I was pretty dirty as you can see in this picture, but it was nothing that couldn't be fixed.

I sometimes wonder how I can see all the good use left in the things others have thrown out & clearly cannot see. The chair was dirty & had a tear in the side, but it's real leather & just as I thought is also extremely comfortable! So I had my amazing strong hubby get the chair for me & then I started cleaning it. 

It took quite a bit of elbow grease & a couple sore fingers from poking myself with the needle as I was sewing up the tear in the side but I think it looks pretty nice.

Maybe I'm weird, but I love that we haven't bought anything really for our house. Most of the things we have we've found and put work into, or were passed down to us. We have this gorgeous dining room table that was given to us by my hubby's parents and is an antique. The chairs we found, someone threw them out.

I got this lamp at the thrift store for $3.00 and it's one of my favorite things in our house! I bought the lampshade at Pier One and it's perfect because our apartment had no lights, we have to use lamps in every room.

We also found this little end table next to our couch it has a lamp attached it's pretty old, but there's nothing wrong with it and the light still works. We love it it hangs perfectly over our little couch for reading.

We love what our little house has become, it's so comfortable & it's very homey to us. I'm sad that we will be moving when D comes around and I have to go back to Texas. We will be coming back to the same apartment complex though I think. We love our apartment & we wanna stay here.


  1. you're very handy! and you're great at decorating!

  2. I would much rather find and fix up old, used things, than go out and buy brand new. It's much more fun and I think it adds character to the decor :) Your apartment looks great!

  3. Anonymous9/28/2010

    I love what you've done! Your apartment looks awesome and definitely looks welcoming and cozy :)

  4. Anonymous9/28/2010

    Your apartment is adorable! I really wish mine looked just as cozy.

  5. It is so amazing what you guys have done! I wish I was that crafty, or found so many great things. You really have a talent for this!

  6. You have a very cute home!

    Most of our furniture is from other mil couples. It took a few tries, but we finally got some nice living room stuff

  7. Good job with your stuff! Isn't Hampton Roads annoying with their no-overhead-lighting construction? (I lived in 4 different places while there, and none of them had it.) We now have overhead lights down in FL, but all of our million lamps came with us too.