Friday, May 6, 2011

Guest Blogger: Elisabeth from Bovagoods

wow! am i really here? house of turquoise???? this is amazing.

hello everyone! i am elisabeth bova.

my blog is called bovagoods. and i....

am a stay-at-home-mom.
married my jr. high sweetheart.
drive a mini-van.
have brilliant organizational moments.
am really disorganized.
love antiques, family heirlooms, thrifting and spray paint.
do it myself.
live in the south.
was raised in the mid-west.
rarely ever take my camera off "auto".
never have a budget to redecorate...
...but do anyway.
am soooo thankful to erin for having me here today!

i am thrilled to share our dining room with you today. it was so fun to put this room together. i can guarantee that everything in this room is one or more of the following: old, new, handed down, inherited, gifted, thrifted, handmade, re-created, or spray painted.

here are some quick details about the room:

paint color is SW "black fox".
chandelier was $7.
blue chair is reeeeally reeeelly old.
curtains are from ikea.
shelf is west elm; why, oh why don't they make this one anymore?
green table that survived a roof collapse was $50.
buffet is from craigslist.
vanity bench purchased at a local antique store.
china cabinet = family heirloom.
chairs are from target.

the painting above the buffet was my inspiration for the room. it's watercolor and was painted by my brother. isn't he amazing? my father-in-law (also pretty amazing) made the frame from reclaimed pine support beams that came out of the building where my brother painted the painting (his art studio). a perfect marriage. and a great story. i love great stories. almost everything in my house has a story.

it's so much more fun that way.

you can go here to read all about the room. and i mean ALL about it. so, grab your coffee, take a potty break, turn on disney jr. for the kids and come on over. enjoy the goods.



Luciane at said...

Hi! Love your space, your energy!

It's wonderful to "meet" you!

Have a fantastic weekend!


Luciane at

abode love said...

I really love the combination of the wall color, the deep turquoise and the green aged table... so fresh and unexpected!

Dharma said...

That painting is beautiful. I love how you interpreted your palette around it. Well done.

I agree, why O why did West Elm discontinue that shelf? Wah!

eclecticrevisited said...

love the dark walls with the white accents and the pops of turquoise...

Mandi said...

Normally I'm so not a fruit-painting type of person but that was the first thing that caught my eye and I'm totally LOVING it. *DOES WANT*

Cindy @The Flipping Couple said...

Wow, I'm enthralled with the paint!! What a gorgeous backdrop for the room.

Linda @ bushel and a pickle said...

Great dining room! My brother and family have our mom's buffet similar to this in their daughter's room. I sent the photo and link for some inspiration to them His wife has been doing some sprucing up in thier home recently. You remind me of my mom. She, like you, sure knew how to take the odd piece from here and there, add paint, sew a little and wow! There was a beautifully created welcoming room!

Sing said...

What a darling room, so airy and bright even with the dark paint.

Joanna said...

Nice chairs! Clean and neat interior! Cool post, check out also 3D Rendering said...

Beautiful room, Elisabeth - I love your style. Am popping over to your blog right now! Great guest post :O)

Donald's Garden said...

I love that everything is old, new, handed down, inherited, gifted, thrifted, handmade, re-created, or spray painted. I always love when someone decorates with the contraints of a limited budget! It's how I live! I think the rooms are more personal. Any one with the money can hand someone 50 mil to do it all. There's less of a journey or adventure. Good job girl!!!

Rachel said...

Totally adore how you emphasize that spaces can be made ever-so-beautiful on a shoestring budget. LOVE the mix of old, new, thrifted, handed down, modern and traditional here. You've managed to create a refreshingly colorful space that's unique and personal and, well,so YOU! Who the heck wants their house to look like a page out of Pottery Barn?! Love the fun personality that this room is rockin' :)

Sizzle and Zoom said...

I love the painting and the turquoise chair is adorable.

julie said...

WOW. Lovin' these comments. They are true. Your words and pics make people happy and inspired! LYB, Mom

Cora's Mom said...

<3 <3 <3 love love love!


Romance In A Glance said...

This is insanely gorgeous! That bookshelf is amazing and everything looks so great!

Marian said...

Elizabeth, I love your style so much, I added you to my list of blogs to check out regularly. Thanks for guesting!

Catarina Almeida Santos said...

Love this living room :) its inspiring :D

elisabeth (bovagoods) said...

woke up this morning and my blog had disappeared! so sorry if any of you tried to use the link last night to get over to my blog. i have no clue what happened, blogger sent me a verification code and things are back up and running! whew!!!!

again, thanks for all the lovely all have made my weekend!

Leslie said...

You picked a great wall color to set off your brothers artwork! Sets the turquoise off nicely as well! Love your finds and congrats on your post! How exciting!

VictoriaArt said...

So darling! I love the fresh feel of all the white. It's great!

Btw: Happy Mother's Day!

Amelia@ Wind Chimes said...

Hi Elisabeth! I'm also a stay-at-home-mom.

The Ikea curtains really highlighted the color of your wall and your carpet. Good job.

Your design is easy on the eyes and it looks comfy and sassy.

Im not sure about the color of the table though. But it looks good.

william said...


Resistance To Change said...

I admire how the simple bookshelf was placed in the dining area.

Painting Contractors Atlanta said...

Beautiful house! It could be a dream house for anyone.

Bedroom Chandeliers said...

I love that beautiful crystal chandelier!

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