The farmhouse look is the “in” thing right now and one piece that pops up over and over on my Pinterest is serving trays. If this would have been during my brief stint in startups; I would have no issue spending $40+ on a tray that would just sit on the dining table. Scrolling through Pinterest I’ve seen so many white destressed trays or glass and wood trays but they didn’t really fit my style. Then one day I was at Goodwill looking for picture frames and passed by a unique setup where they had some decorative metal pieces on an old wood tray. I ignored it at first and kept glancing at it while looking for frames. Then these ladies started to hover around it and I knew I needed to grab it before they did.
We’ve been in our house for about a year and a half but it is just now starting to feel somewhat homey. When we bought it, we were so ambitious about getting a fixer upper. We are your typical HGTV, DIY junkies who loved to watch someone remodel a kitchen in a weekend on Sunday mornings. We were adamant that we didn’t want a house that was “done” because it wouldn’t be what we wanted but what someone else wanted. Little did we know that we are not Chip and Joanna Gaines as much as we would like to think we are. Have you ever tried to paint the interior of your house? It takes FOREVER to do it correctly. We did one wall in our game room and it took an entire weekend. The thing you don’t notice on TV are the large crews moving in and out of frame that are helping to do everything.
Everyone has that one decoration that has stuck around for some reason. You want to throw it out but you’ve had it for so long you just keep it in the closet or the garage. This is what our “Home Sweet Home” sign was for us. We’ve been in our house for a year today and have had this thing since we had our second apartment together. We had originally put it by the door and hung our coats on it, but when we got our house I really wanted to do a gallery wall instead and it just didn’t match. My husband also pointed out that we had a lot of décor that said “home” on it, so I didn’t want to hang it, but I also didn’t want to throw something out that we have had for so long.