Being on a strict budget, most everything you see is handmade, with some exceptions – like the couches, and rugs.

There are a few antique store purchases mostly because I can’t seem to avoid those places. But I would say, the most common pattern for our living room is this. I think it, he makes it, I paint it.

You can see from the cut out window above, the kitchen looks nothing like the living room. Nor does any of the house now. But plans are in the works. You can imagine a lot of white paint.

The bucket was left from the previous owners. Told hubs to drill a hole. I absolutely love it, but in case you don’t – just know it is a huge improvement from the light fixture that used to be there.

The old suitcase was my husbands grandfathers trumpet case. The trumpet is still in there. The lamp is from Wal-Mart. The books are from a thrift store. A dollar a piece.

The horse art – I was inspired when I saw it online. My husband – Kevin is his name – planked some wood together and I went to town painting them.

The baskets house toys, books, extra blankets and pillows for naps, and trays and linens for entertainment. Some thrifted, some bought at hobby lobby with a coupon.

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