Other People’s Crap in My House

In CategoryAdventures in Decorating

So after Kristy was hassling me about having other people’s crap all over my house (which Jim went out of his way to tell me was the funniest comment ever), I thought I’d show more other people’s crap Awesome, Envy-Inducing Finds (a twelve part series).

This is the very second Chalk Paint Project I did.

Turquoise. I love it.


It’s the credenza in my office. It contains¬†my chocolate stash¬†important paperworky things. I am so bummed I could not find a Before picture. It was $50 at a thrift store. SCORE.


Let’s see, is everything in here used? The credenza and the little cabinet ($10); the chairs ($100 and $10, respectively), the table (which is our dining table, a supposedly 19th century French farmhouse table that Jim bought me before all our money went to kids and that cost an obscene amount I decline to share)… The lamps are new. And the clock (more orange!)

The cabinet came from an antique mall and was a STEAL at $280. The yarn is all new. I don’t have pre-owned yarn.

I also decline to share how much the yarn cost. But there’s silk in there. And alpaca, llama, bison. Bison. So.


I love my office. All us moms should have a place of our own. The other corner (where I’m standing to take the above picture), has the kids desk and school stuff, and I’ll show you that later. The desk is the very fourth chalk paint project I’ve done and it’s not quite finished yet.

Other People’s Crap: It’s a Good Thing.

Especially if you are a Cheap Skate.

Get ready for more posts in this series. I am presently obsessed with decorating the house and buying furniture (much to Jim’s regret). I am on the hunt for a bookcase and some kind of table for the entry way. And more chairs. You can never have enough chairs.