many updates to our house

Hi all!  First, I want to thank those of you who left comments on my last post and sent e-mails.  You've inspired me to keep going, but to slow down on the blogging front.  Seriously, thank you!  I've been making updates to our home and thought I'd throw them all together in one long post.  I'm happy with how everything is coming together!

I've said this before and it's worth saying again.  

When they posted this chair on their Facebook page, I knew it was just what our house needed.  Thankfully I have their number programmed into my phone.  Dan saved the chair for me until I could pick it up.  It now lives in a corner of our living room and I have to say it looks fabulous.  It has a real presence about it--not to mention style!

I also picked up two of these pillows.  You like?

My grandmother was generous and gave me this lamp.  I wasn't exactly in the market for a peach lamp, but the shape was fabulous.
So I threw some gold spray paint on the base, and voila!  
New lamp for our living room!
I can't wait to show you how it looks in the room.  I'm still waiting for the perfect shade.  I haven't been able to find one large enough.

Some of you loyal readers may remember this desk that Jay's Grandma gave us.  (Yes, we've got "Grandma Goods" all around.)  This picture is with our old wall color and the desk was black.

I painted it a sample color I had left over in the closet.  Sadly, I have no idea what color it is.  
I'll keep looking though!  I know, these photos are grainy--please forgive.
I still need to paint the underside of the desk and the chair.  I'll keep you posted!

We also hung this mirror I snagged from a garage sale in my neighborhood.
It's rose gold and beeeeee-utiful.  It's a quick way for us to check ourselves before we leave the house into the garage, and brings some much needed light to this hallway.  I have long term plans for this hallway, but like the name implies, they're LONG term.

Hopefully you can see that I'm still working toward my original inspiration.
My home is a work in progress, but I am making progress. ;-)

And because this is my blog, and I happen to have the cutest ring bearer on the planet, I just have to post this picture of my oldest in his tuxedo.  He was darling!

What are your plans this weekend?  I'm working on something big.  Very big.  I'll fill you in on Monday.  Let's just say it will involve a lot of demo and plenty of shopping!  Have a wonderful weekend!


  1. Everything is amazing! I've missed you and somehow didn't catch your last post.. we all completely understand your needed to take a break or put it on the back burner! Hope you have a fantastic weekend!

  2. love the pillow you got and I can not believe how create you are. The dresser looks great. Your son,Cute as a button!

  3. So sorry, I was in a hurry... Meant to say, creative

  4. Lovely little snippets! Can't wait to see everything finished! Hope you have a lovely weekend! xo

  5. The house is looking great....Oh, and that chair! Score on that one.....Have a great weekend!

  6. The hand-me-downs are the best! You've worked them quite well in your home. I can't wait to hear your big project news. And I think your little handsome guy is a spitting image of you!! So handsome!

  7. Darling fella! And family heirlooms are the best...that's what we have...even if they are not super valuable.

  8. That is some fabulous progress you are making my dear! And definitely make more time for what is truly important...I'm pretty sure blogging isn't numero uno (c: And your little ring bearer is totally adorable! I love a man in a tux (c:

  9. Your son looks very handsome in his tux! I love your new chair - what a find!
    Looking forward to seeing your new project.
    Have a lovely weekend, Abby!
    ~ Wendi ~

  10. Your updates are amazing. I love the pillows and I'm dying over the lamps you painted. Gorgeous :)

  11. I so feel you on the blogging front.. work has been taking me away from it as well. but I am happy about the work, so it's okay! :) great progress on the house.. continue ENJOYING it!!
    continued blessings to you my dear. :)

  12. Gorgeous little man! Glad to see you back and I can't wait to see what you have going from this weekend! The house is coming along great, and that yellow chair is killer. Love it.

  13. Lots of great progress! I love the Clarice Dove fabric! I'm thinking about using it for drapes in my dining room. We will see. I'm sure I will change my mind again!

  14. Love all the changes, such an interesting palette you are working from... and you're right, you do have the cutest ring bearer on the planet :) what the new project? Can't wait to hear your news, hon - x

  15. that chair is to die for! I LOVE that pop of yellow!
    I love how you redid that lamp as well! looks amazing!


  16. So cute! Both of you.



Abby Manchesky Interiors is a boutique design firm based in Grand Rapids, MI. Combining the new traditional, vintage and a dash of the unexpected is her ideal. Contact Abby Manchesky Interiors for more information on available interior design services for clients near and far. abbyminteriors@gmail.com | 616.719.9400


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