Ok folks, I love Craigslist. I have found such neat things over the years. An iron headboard, a wonderful three piece bedroom set, desk and hutch included, end tables and coffee tables, futon, and chairs, and a great Wisteria side table and pedestal. Every single thing has been redone in some fashion or another, and I always love the results. I LOVE Craigslist. I feel like re-doing furniture is just anther way of saving the environment. :-)
So, if I lived in Omaha, I would be in serious trouble. Since I don't, it keeps my projects to a minimum. I brought home a chair yesterday, which is great. I had hoped to bring home the fabric too, as it was 1/2 off. All that is, except the one I wanted. So, I'm waiting for just the right thing, at just the right price. Three chairs are waiting patiently. Maybe the Goodwill desk should be the target? Pictures of the desk and chair will be posted today. I hope the afters will be posted before too long.
Saturday, July 23, 2011
Tuesday, July 19, 2011
Saturday, July 16, 2011
I love pictures. I collect them from everything, magazines to internet. I have books full of them, cd's full of them, and now, I have discovered something to make my picture keeping easy, organized, and online!! I love, love, love Pinterest. If you haven't seen it, used it, explored it, seriously, you need to.
Wednesday, July 13, 2011
My husband hates it that I go to Good Will. Not sure why, but I always find treasures there. Blue glass happens to be a collection and I pick up odd and end pieces when I go. Last time I was there, I found a great desk. I left, kept thinking about it, and then eventually went back to pick it up. Of course it is a project, but it is going to be so cool. I am going to use a product I found on a blog I follow called Perfectly Imperfect, http://www.perfectlyimperfectblog.com/2011/06/chalk-paint-faqs.html The Anne Sloan Chalk Paint looks like a great product. I'll post before and afters. The decision is what color should I use. The before picture coming soon...
I love to decorate, design, and create. Without a doubt, I am a traditional girl. I appreciate and admire all styles, by my own home is very much traditional Italian decor. I love it, but I feel the winds changing. I am NOT going to redecorate my whole house, but I COULD see a room two undergoing a transition. I happened across a retailer, Layla Grace and was blown away. Layla Grace absolutely captures my new found loves, with factory like traditional antique furniture. Blues, whites, greys. I will be watching this website...and we'll see down the road how that inspires a new room in my home.
Friday, July 8, 2011
Sunday, July 3, 2011
So, it is Sunday morning, and I am contemplating how to begin this blog. Well, I am a project person, and so it makes sense to start this blog with a project. Stay tuned, because I like turning junky to awesome. I have always been told I have an eye for things that other people can't see. True or not, who knows? But I do see past some pretty nasty fabric to envision a beautiful chair in the end, for example. So today, you will see the chair, ugly in all of it's not-so-amazing current state, and the inspiration. And, confession time. I have a thing for chairs and boxes/trunks? So, stay tuned for the project. But first, the inspiration.