Post-Nesting, is that a Thing? {Tips}

It has been a little crazy over here at the McCormick casa! I am not sure what has gotten in to me, but I am a rearranging/out with the old in with the new machine!  I’m not sure if it’s the fact that we have lived in our house for 6 years and I need change or what, but things are looking a lot different around here.

I told the Hubby that I wanted to start fresh with the dining room and guest room. I wanted to sell everything and start new, so he gave me the challenge to use all the money I made from selling things to purchase everything new I wanted or to get creative! Well I shifted into major resource mode and I have been selling a lot of my clothes on IG and a lot of our furniture on Facebook.

Here is a shot of our dining room before. I really did like it , but it was just too crowded and with a 10 month year old who is about to get MOBILE, it was time to make this a more family friendly (or should I say toddler friendly) space.


Here is what we are going towards…(from Our Vintage Home Love). I love everything about this space! I want to paint the wall that the fireplace is on with chalkboard paint and add this cute saying as well as make that adorable wine display!

So first I cleared out the room. I am not gonna lie; I danced in my socks for a while and even thought of just making it a yoga space!


I really love the look of Farm House tables. They are very family oriented and as much as we host we just need a big table! Our other one was big when you added in the leaf, but when it was open completely it took up most of the room. Since I am on a tight budget, I started looking for some DIY tables on Pinterest (everyone makes it look so easy) and I found a few.

IKEA HACK: Build a Farmhouse Table the Easy Way!  Two IKEA tables join to become one awesome farmhouse table! Such an easy DIY project from East Coast Creative Blog.

But then I remembered that my parents have a table that is a lot like the one we like, so I gave them a call and they were all for switching tables as long as I agreed to host Thanksgiving every year! So we said farewell to our pub table of 6 years (great memories)….


and said HELLO to our new-to-us dining room table! Well, that was easy! We still want to add some wood to the top and make it a bit more rustic, but this table will so do for now. I also want to paint the chairs. I’m just not sure yet. I also want to make a bench for it as well. I moved our two comfy brown chairs to the side of the fireplace and I like the look a lot better. My goal is to score two smaller chairs to replace them. I also would love to find or make a single chandelier and get rid of the two fans.


This weekend RJ and I did a bit of yard sale shopping, thrift shopping, and went to some of our favorite bargain stores (aka: Marshall’s and Ross). I scored this wonderful rug with just the texture and look I was going for!


I pulled out my Owl Shakers and it kind of got me excited about the FALL!


I really have just been going through the house and switching things up a bit, the cheapest kind of redecorating there is! We have a long way to go, but I am really loving the open space so much more. We also took a trip to IKEA because I did make some money selling some clothes and furniture and I have a guest room/playroom/office to decorate!


RJ loved looking at everything with us! Ok, maybe not but it was a fun family outing!


P.S. I have a lot more changes to show you. I can’t wait!
Question: Nesting: love or hate? 


6 responses to “Post-Nesting, is that a Thing? {Tips}”

  1. You two match! How cute. And I LOVE Ikea. I haven’t been there since I needed to furnish my last apartment, but I’m moving soon so maybe I’ll visit one for some design inspiration. 🙂

  2. We have a farm table and it’s the best! The wonderful thing is that if I ever get bored of it, all I have to do is switch the chairs or the cushions on our current chairs. It’s a piece we’ll have for a very long time! I love the changes you’ve made so far and your inspiration picture is gorgeous! Can’t wait to see the final pictures!

  3. Love the new look! Can’t wait to see the rest!

  4. Love! I also love that you are asking for input on IG. I have some major projects to do and you’ve inspired me.

  5. Ikeahack…I didn’t even know that existed! I need to go Google this right now! Thanks for sharing and the redecorating is inspiring. I like the challenge your hubs put forth, you look like you’re making it work! I can’t wait to decorate my own space someday 🙂

  6. LOVING the new look (and that inspiration pic from Pinterest!)!! That is totally my style. And how wonderful that you didn’t have to purchase a new table OR do any work to your current one. Thrifting and bargain hunting are one of my favorite weekend activities. Can’t wait to see the rest of the changes!