18 August 2013

While the husband's away...

Every time my husband goes out of town, I always seem to come up with little projects to do around our house while he's away. This weekend I did a pretty simple one. And one that didn't cost me a ton of money either. Score!

As I have mentioned before, I've been hard at work trying to get our "family" room to feel more homey, and of course this takes time, even years. I had pinned this pin

on pinterest some time ago, and finally found the perfect "find" I had been searching for this weekend at a Salvage Antique shop!


There is a place in Phoenix called "Sweet Salvage" that I found out via someone I follow on instagram who lives pretty close to me in the Phoenix area. A friend of mine is really into vintage antique finds so I knew she'd be perfect to ask to go with me to check this place out!


What you'll need to do this:




Mod Podge (outdoor kind not gloss not paper kind this kind has a green label on it) (I got mine from Michaels)

Handle Hardware (I got mine from Hobby Lobby)

Okay so first I put the mod podge inside the crate. Why did I do this? Well, the crate is being used to store blankets, and since the crate is very old, antique, I didn't want my blankets to get dirty, so I sealed the inside with the Outdoor Mod Podge. Worked like a charm. No more dirty inside.

Next, drilled the holes with my drill of where the handle hardware needed to go. Switched out the drill to screw driver and used the drill to screw in the screws. Screws were from Home Depot and only costed a dollar for the pack of 6.

And here's the final product!





The wall behind the TV is my biggest "challenge"for this room. I honestly don't know what to put there. It's just awkward in terms of the space and what to specifically put there!
I scored this little lantern from Hobby Lobby and got one of those flameless candles to stick in side. It was a perfect color match to our accent pillows which is called a "Sea foam green." Sea Foam green has not been an easy color to match! :) 


  1. I love this. Your living space is coming along. I think a long mirror on one side of the tv would look great! And it will make your room look even bigger!

  2. something like this Media Center to fill the space on that large wall with the tv might work!

    hello delicious blog

  3. I really love when there's two ladder bookshelves next to the tv, one on either side. Then you can arrange your favourite stuff and family photos.

    1. Taren that might be the way to go. The only thing is that I know my husband wants "art" on the wall and not so many photos haha We have trouble deciding what "pieces" should hang up..art pieces on the wall is kind of like marriage you gotta pick the right one!

  4. I am loving that box!!! That is definitely something I need in my living room.

  5. Oh, I totally know what you mean about it taking forever to decorate a room/house! I am amazed of how long it is taking us to put up decor in our house and we have been here 2 years already!

    Love the crate. Thanks for the tip...I bought an antique ladder for the nursery for blankets. I was unsure of how to "clean" it so the blankets wouldn't get dirty. I'll have to give mod podge a try!

  6. Just stumbled upon your blog and I love it! This is such a cute project - if only I was crafty.

    Following you on bloglovin now :)



  7. We have a big wall like that where our TV is mounted and I haven't figured out how to decorate it either!

  8. I think it's looking great! I love the crate you found!

  9. from what the pictures show your house is TOO CUTE!! Loving that mirror and the crate is really stinkin cute too. I almost bought a similar lantern thing the other day.

    small tip about the living room. Have you considered putting both of the chairs and small table over by the window as a small sitting area. Then move those frames to the big wall behind the chairs and table. And push the tv to the corner on the left.
    I'm really not good with decorating my own house so I wouldn't be offended if you say this is an awful idea hahah

  10. Love it! That crate is an awesome find.


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