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Thursday, July 17, 2014

Creating a Beautiful Life on Less Home Tour with Kristine


Creating a Beautiful Life on Less Home Tour with Kristine - Blissful & Domestic

Welcome to Creating a Beautiful Life on Less, a special home tour series
 
Today we welcome Kristen to the blog. She is a cute mama who is here to share her tips and tricks for creating beautiful on less.

Let's get to it...
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Hey y'all! I am Kristine. I'm one half of the blogging duo over at Big Dreams, Shallow Pockets. I am so very excited to be here sharing our home tour with you all! Take a trip with me through a few of the rooms in the place my hubbs lovingly sarcastically calls "The Kennel"...me...I just call it home!
I like to call my decor style "rustic, industrial, funky, fun" - it's a mix of a little bit of everything that makes me happy.
Since they layout of my house doesn't technically allow for an entry way, I will just start you in the living room. This is the view when you walk into the room.
Creating a Beautiful Life on Less Home Tour with Kristine - Blissful & Domestic
Creating a Beautiful Life on Less Home Tour with Kristine - Blissful & Domestic
My flooring is called Hickory Hand Scraped from Pergo. It's laminate but it's gorgeous and it's holding up to 2 90+ pounds dogs very, very well! If you need a cost effective option for hardwood go this route. It is simply amazing.
Creating a Beautiful Life on Less Home Tour with Kristine - Blissful & Domestic
Creating a Beautiful Life on Less Home Tour with Kristine - Blissful & Domestic
This is an older picture of our TV stand, from when we still had carpet in the living room, but I wanted y'all to see it close up. I made this from an old vintage dresser from my great-grandparents house. The drawers are the original wood from the dresser. I call her Katie Pearl. Yes, I name my furniture...don't judge.
Creating a Beautiful Life on Less Home Tour with Kristine - Blissful & Domestic
Just off the left of the living room is our Master Bedroom...it's a toss up between the living room and the master as to which is my favorite space. Check it out...I apologize for the crap phone pictures...these were taken before I mastered that. I didn't want to take new ones because our monster of a cat has obliterated the curtains and there are currently no curtains in the room so it looks a bit weird with the valances there but no curtains! The room still looks the same overall.
Creating a Beautiful Life on Less Home Tour with Kristine - Blissful & Domestic
Our bedroom has been done since early last year and I still have not finished the wall above the headboard. I have all kinds of ideas for art above the headboard I just haven't gotten around to it yet.
Creating a Beautiful Life on Less Home Tour with Kristine - Blissful & Domestic

Creating a Beautiful Life on Less Home Tour with Kristine - Blissful & Domestic
This is my little reading nook. I love to curl up in this chair with a book...for all of 5 minutes...before I either move to the bed or out to the couch...Hey...it was the thought that counts, right?
Creating a Beautiful Life on Less Home Tour with Kristine - Blissful & Domestic
Hubbs dresser on the left and mine antique beauty on the right!
Creating a Beautiful Life on Less Home Tour with Kristine - Blissful & Domestic
Now on to our master bath. We have an itty bitty master bathroom that required some creative thinking for storage...
Creating a Beautiful Life on Less Home Tour with Kristine - Blissful & Domestic
There is space for a double vanity but the previous homeowners put in this tiny thing when they re-did the bathroom. Eventually we are going to build a glorious rustic/industrial pipe and wood double vanity but for now I needed a quick and cheap option to allow for some storage space.
Creating a Beautiful Life on Less Home Tour with Kristine - Blissful & Domestic
The shelf is from Target and the little storage boxes are from Homegoods and the trays on top are from Dollar Tree. 
Creating a Beautiful Life on Less Home Tour with Kristine - Blissful & Domestic
Creating a Beautiful Life on Less Home Tour with Kristine - Blissful & Domestic
We also have this teeny tiny little linen closet. It's super small and super deep and it's very hard to get into so it's not really practical for things we need on the daily. It's cute though, no?
Creating a Beautiful Life on Less Home Tour with Kristine - Blissful & Domestic
And last, but certainly not least...on to the kitchen! This right here...THIS was the #1 reason I fell in love with this house...
Creating a Beautiful Life on Less Home Tour with Kristine - Blissful & Domestic
We painted the counters with a faux granite look. They were just plain white laminate and so not my style but I can't afford to do granite yet so this was the next best thing. It has held up surprisingly well...with the exception to the island which takes the most abuse.
Creating a Beautiful Life on Less Home Tour with Kristine - Blissful & Domestic
Yup, I painted the island with clalkboard paint. It started out just being a "base" coat for re-doing the granite effect we had on the island but after it dried I kind of decided to keep it that way...at least for a little while.
Creating a Beautiful Life on Less Home Tour with Kristine - Blissful & Domestic
I bought my kitchen table for dirt cheap from a man who sells the 'scratch and dent' leftover Ashley Furniture and I could not be happier with that purchase.
Creating a Beautiful Life on Less Home Tour with Kristine - Blissful & Domestic
Creating a Beautiful Life on Less Home Tour with Kristine - Blissful & Domestic
Here is my favorite part of the kitchen...
Creating a Beautiful Life on Less Home Tour with Kristine - Blissful & Domestic
This is a portion of our feeding station: I have a Great Dane who uses this chair. We also have a Yorkie mutt, a German Shepherd and a cat...this would be the reason my Mr. refers to our house as "The Kennel"
Creating a Beautiful Life on Less Home Tour with Kristine - Blissful & Domestic
See his point? Nice huh?
Creating a Beautiful Life on Less Home Tour with Kristine - Blissful & Domestic
So far, these are the only rooms I consider "complete" so that is all for now. Thanks so much for taking time out to tour my house y'all and a HUGE thanks to Danielle for having me today! I appreciate you all dearly! If you'd like to see more of my house or the things we've been up to please feel free to stop by our blog and have a look around. I also blog with my friend Brittany who has amazing things she's been sharing as well. Check us out! www.bigdreamsshallowpockets.com


Love,
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Oh my heck that chalk board counter is my absolute fav! What a fantastic idea! Don't forget to check out this chicka on her blog

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XO Danielle
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2 comments:

  1. It looks really comfortable! and functional =)

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  2. I love your rustic style and your use of crates and boxes throughout your décor. You've done a really beautiful job.

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