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a vision come to life.

a vision come to life.

a vision come to life.

“This is a wonderful day. I’ve never seen this one before.” – Maya Angelou

I cherish every morning that I am granted the great privilege of waking up and basking in the sunshine that is my new home. With the dawn’s earliest rays filtering through my window, creating a kaleidoscope of patterns on my chenille bedspread, I am continuously amazed by how lucky I am to have seen this vision of a home come to life.

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These vintage chenille beauties were scored from Sunflower Sister’s Vintage in Leavenworth, KS. With only a few small stains, they were a steal that I couldn’t pass up (click here for a great tutorial on how to clean vintage chenille). 

A majority of my summer mornings thus far have been spent lounging on the deck, sipping on iced coffee and cherishing the solitude before the work days begin.

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These colorful cuties are a staple from Lili’s in Weston, MO. Lili’s is a go-to place for vintage items with a modern flare. 

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Getting ready for a long day at work (in the wee hours of the morning!) is much more enjoyable if you are in a space that makes you happy. Even with a majority of the bathroom still unfinished, I have managed to create a space I love to spend time in. 

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I have had to get creative with cheap and temporary storage solutions. Above is step-stool and wooden crate, both bought from My Sister’s Closet, which I stacked to create a make-shift bathroom vanity until I find the perfect piece for the small space. Below – vintage tins can be used to keep jewelry or makeup confined to a clutter-free spot. 

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A majority of evenings are spent in the former garage, renovated into the main living space (click here for pictures of what this space once looked like).

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One of my favorite pieces in this space is the Argentine cowhide rug (seen below) that has been layered under a jute rug. Major shout out to one of my favorites, Cactus Creek, for the beauty that is this cowhide (and the genius idea to layer it with a jute or sisal rug!). The vintage trunk-turned-coffee table was a bargain find from a local thrift store – only $20!

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Stay tuned for continuous updates and projects in my new home! In the meantime, stay cool my friends.

4 comments

  1. Aly it makes my heart so happy to see these pictures and to see how you appreciate it so much ! It is just adorable ! Just shows what cute things you can do on a budget. I LOVE IT ! Love you sweet girl !

  2. Wow! You did amazing decorating Aly! You worked hard and now you have lovely home to be proud of! Love it!

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