A New Chair Love And Wedding Tid Bits

June 15, 2012 at 9:04 am (Home Changes and Additions) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , )

I fell in love with another chair. That happens often, doesn’t it? My wonderful, loving fiance drove me an hour away to pick the cutie up. Now, we have one more seat in the living room. Best part of this little guy though, is that it would work in just about every room of the house as things evolve.

What do you think?? I’m in love. I love the navy and white stripes, but my favorite part is the nail head trim that goes all the way around the back. I think he is pretty old and was redone with changes to the bottom half and I just adore how they did it! He even has casters, which make it easy to reposition for company. And once the walls are painted I think this will work so well in here.

Also, we have been super swamped with wedding planning. I have made every little detail by hand, and wold love to show you all, but also want them to be a surprise, so that will have to wait! But, I did want to show our framed engagement picture. This will be used at the wedding too, but also will be on the wall in our living room, somewhere! Notice the same feel of the stripes? Not intended, but I love it! I took an old frame and painted it, then roughed it up. The mat was also painted in one of our wedding colors. I think it turned out really well.

I think the two new additions go so nicely together in the living room! And, the rest of the wedding details are coming along too! Can’t wait to share! Only three months from today! 🙂

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Bright Chair Love

February 25, 2010 at 3:56 pm (Inspiration) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , )

Wow, this bright baby is stunning!

Neo-Classic Chair by Shanghai Furniture on Flickr.

Maybe I’m loving the pop of color because I’m craving SPRING…

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Chair Love

February 5, 2010 at 11:25 am (Inspiration) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , )

No, I did not disappear again!  Just so many changes are in the works, and I have been BUSY!  I will have many many updates soon! 

For now, here is the weekly chair love:

"Funky Phonica Chair," by jonnybaker on Flickr.

I’m a sucker for acrylic chairs.  And vintage leather cushion.  Love.

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Happy New Year

January 6, 2010 at 11:34 am (Tid Bits) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , )

How is the New Year starting out for everyone?  Mine is full of fresh starts and surprises… so stay tuned for some projects and some new directions!

Here my mom and I dressed up for the New Year’s Eve celebration:

And a gorgeous new ring:

Happy New Year everyone!

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A Few New Scrapbook Pages

December 17, 2009 at 11:44 am (Scrap-booking) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , )

I have been getting some things done over my past blogging absence!  I accomplished many many scrapbook pages.  Here is a peak at just a few.  I hope these inspire you scrapbookers out there!  Feel free to ask any questions!

I personally like my pages to be handwritten.  I like the imperfections and mistakes.  It makes them feel more personal to me.  My pages are also always original.  Personalizing is my best advice for scrapbookers, it will always mean more in the end!

Hope that gives you all some ideas!  And feel free to give your ideas too!

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Chair (Couch) Love

August 12, 2009 at 7:58 am (Inspiration) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , )

When I saw this photo on Desire to Inspire I was so excited!  I love the Barcelona chair and now love the Barcelona couch! 

Want. One.

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Need Your Expertise

January 27, 2009 at 9:39 am (Home Changes and Additions) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , )

On Sunday Tony and I visited my grandparents.  My grandma gave me some dishes and also two antique picture frames.  She didn’t know much about them, except that they are old.  I’ll say!  The back of one picture has some writing on it that says 1898!  I know the frames are cross corner with leaves, and that they used to be quite popular.  Do you have any more information on these frames or the pictures inside?

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This is the writing on the back of one picture.  We can't make out all of the words, but we can read 1898!

This is the writing on the back of one picture. We can't make out all of the words, but we can read 1898!

I would love to know more about these, so if you know anything, let me hear it!

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Chair Love For This Week

January 14, 2009 at 8:06 pm (Inspiration) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , )

The chair obsession continues this week. My latest chair love goes out to this guy: The Egg Chair.  Arne Jacobsen designed this chair over 50 years ago.  The egg chair was unique when it was first designed, but the 50th anniversary chair with chocolate suede and leather is gorgeous!  The picture and much more information came from here: http://the-egg-chair.com

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A Stumper

January 7, 2009 at 9:11 am (Projects) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , )

We have a question for any of you creative minds out there.  Our dog bowl and food situation is currently in need of fixing.  I am one of those hiders.  Everything should have a place and be kept out of site.  So, this is, of course, driving me nuts. 

Currently, there is a gap between our refrigerator and our stove.  The landlord would like to someday add another cupboard in between, which I can’t argue with because it would also give us more counter space (always good).  But, for the time being, we are using the gap as a space for a mat and the dog’s food and water bowls.  This I don’t mind too much;  the bowls are out of the way and accessible.  The real problem is what to do with the food bag.  We have a little drawer specifically for the dog, which holds his bones, treats, and brushes, etc.  We were buying small bags of food that would fit in the drawer, but they are a waste of money.  Now that we have upgraded to the large bag, we do not know where to keep it. 

Not so funny story:  I thought I would smartly store it behind the door to the basement steps.  Then last night it came crashing down, and what sounded like loud rain was the entire giant bag of dog food pouring down the stairs!

Here is the current situation:

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Does anyone out there have a better looking solution?  I can’t wait to get the ugliness hidden!  🙂

Romeo says hi and thanks for any help!

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