Friday, August 31, 2012

Fired Up Friday

I was thinking the other day about how I haven't done a Fired Up Friday post in, well, ages. I'm not sure why I stopped doing them (probably because EFFORT) but I wanted to do one this week.

For those who haven't been following my blog too long, Fired Up Friday is a post where I talk about things that inspired me in some way or the other this week. It could be pictures, song lyrics, videos, etc. We moved into a new apartment about six months ago so now that we're (mostly) unpacked I've been trying to decide how exactly I want to decorate things. This week my Fired Up Friday is about all things rustic and home-y.

I am obsessed with this dining room table. OBSESSED. Like, it's probably unhealthy how obsessed with it I am. The old barn wood on top in contrast with the white frame and legs is stunning. Anything made with reclaimed wood gets my heart pumping. I love the idea of taking something old and worn and making into something beautiful that will be cherished and used for years to come. 

Same with this guy, but he's made with recycled pallet boards. I love the different colors and grains of wood and the little streaks of that sea foam color really pop. 

Can we talk about how amazing this dining room is? What I really love is the mismatched chairs around the dining table. They're all different but they're painted the same sea foam green color. Beautiful. 

I'm really into using things differently from the way they were intended, like with this china cabinet that's been repurposed into a linen cabinet. The way the sheets and towels are so neatly folded on the shelves makes me giddy. 

I'm all about decorating on the cheap, and when I saw my mom pin this on Pinterest this week, I knew I had to do it. I actually already had pine cones being used as decor in our guest bathroom, but I had them in a basket and never really liked it. Glass was 50% off at Hobby Lobby this week so today I went in search for the perfect jar for my pine cones. And I think I found it! 

I wanted to keep the pine cones their natural color. It's silly, but they're particularly special to me. I picked them up from at parent's on my list visit before the tornado hit their house. The trees they came from aren't there anymore, but I can now properly remember them every time I see this little jar. 

That's it for me this week! I found a lot of this stuff on Pinterest, so be sure to follow me there if you aren't already. Also be sure to let me know what's inspired YOU this week! I'd love to see. :) 


  1. Fancy! I love the pics! I love that table too!!! Thanks for posting! :)

  2. Love this post!!! Very cute the pine cones in the fancy jar. I few days I saw some at Walmart and I got a few but I still don't know if I'm going to use them. I'm trying to decor the new place too, little by little. I feel that I'm almost where I want the place to be i just need a few more key pieces. Miss YOU friend <3

    1. I miss you too! Can't wait to see some pictures of your new place!! xoxo

  3. I ADORE that first dining table! And I've seen mismatched chairs at a dining table before, but not with them all painted the same color--that's a great idea. Great jar of pinecones!!