I am finally getting around to sharing the inside of our Martha’s Vineyard vacation house with you. (Sorry it has taken so long; been crazy busy here.)
During the early spring of 2017, we furnished the home from scratch on a shoestring budget. Packing our car to the gills to bring items on the ferry over the course of several months was challenging. But little by little, we did it. Fortunately, the home’s former owners left several decorative pieces behind, such as the vintage window on the wall, the floor lamp with cork shade in the corner, and the table under the TV. So nice of them!
A few trips to IKEA, the Elephant's Trunk Flea Market, Home Goods, Pottery Barn, Pier One, and various estate sales helped to round out the decor. Oh, and I can’t forget to mention that a friend gave us the sisal rug — perfect for a beach house!
Across the way, you'll find the dining area which leads into a bright sunroom. The table (purchased with credit card points for zero dollars at Pottery Barn) has chairs from IKEA, chair pads from Pier One, and a long wooden bench left behind by the previous owners. More points were used to buy the metal light fixture at Home Goods for exactly one penny!
My favorite room in the house, the sunroom, features woven furniture (thank you Pottery Barn) and a vintage cabinet in the corner that once lived in my tea room. Now it holds board games and puzzles. The previous owners left us the three ocean paintings in that exact spot on the wall. Yay!
Several years ago, we found an old pine table with hand-painted poppies for $25 at a church tag sale. We stored it in the basement of our CT house hoping that it would someday become a breakfast table on the front porch of our very own house on Martha’s Vineyard.
When our long-awaited cottage finally became a reality, it didn’t have a front porch. So we cut down the table’s legs, turning it into the perfect coffee table.
The little stool, below, was also left behind for us. It has just the right amount of wear/paint loss. LOVE!
Thank you for coming along on this quick tour of our MV living room, dining area and sun room. More rooms to come . . . I promise!