Little Random Project

May 16, 2012 at 10:57 am (Projects) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , )

We have been hard at work over here. Finally one tiny, random project to show for it! lol. At a garage sale recently we found a couple of items to keep us even more busy, including this vintage wooden rocking horse. Rough shape, but only $2, so we decided to give him a little work.

Before:

And after some cleaning up and a new tail and handle…

There is not much in this little room… yet… but I think this will make a super cute addition some day.

We have also been celebrating! More news to come! And, we are exactly four months away from our wedding date!!

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Chair Love

February 11, 2012 at 11:13 am (Inspiration) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , )

I love love love metal dining chairs.  Especially these roughed up Tolix chairs!

See many more gorgeous photos on this blog, even if you can’t read a word of it!

Also, stay tuned for a GUEST POST this week!! 🙂

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Thinking Spring and Weddings

February 3, 2012 at 11:36 am (Inspiration, Wedding Plans) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , )

So, not only have I been super busy with the new job and projects around home, but I am also planning our wedding for September 8.  I didn’t tell you? 🙂

The groundhog may say there’s more winter, but I think if I keep imagining beautiful flowers like this, spring will be here before I know it.

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These are also some of the wedding colors and style, so stay tuned for more ideas in that area too! Anyone else ready for spring!? Stay tuned for more projects around here as well!

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Chair Love

January 2, 2012 at 10:48 am (Inspiration) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , )

This week’s chair love is so fun! Enjoy!

I’d love to add some fun chairs to the new looking living room! 🙂

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Dining Chair Love

December 27, 2011 at 10:47 am (Inspiration) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , )

Browsing some gorgeous photos today I came across two dining room photos that I just loved.  The first is so bright and fun with its mismatched chairs. I wish I was bold enough to pull this off!

The next is something I’d absolutely love to try someday, with a bench being used on one side of the dining table.  This bench is no regular bench, rather, a gorgeous antique bench!

I absolutely adore that bench! Enjoy!

Oh, and I want to share a peak at my Christmas holiday decor with you, but I’m running a bit behind.  Still to come! Hope you all had a great holiday!

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Living Room Brainstorming

December 22, 2011 at 10:07 am (Inspiration) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , )

I’ve said it before, we hate our living room couch.  We have a small living room, but would like it to work better for us. So, what do we do when a friend is wanting to get rid of an almost new L shaped sectional in cream? Snatch it up!

It looks huge and things are in disarray right now, but it is so comfy, and much more what we were wanting for a more functional room.  A sectional seems more modern than our house, but this one combines my love for tufting too! So, now I have been on the hunt for living room inspiration before making any decisions about ours.  Enjoy my eclectic collection of musings…

I love the horse photo in this one. And, it’s a sectional.

This one is an L shaped couch and a smaller room like ours.

I love the gray of this couch. They are using a coffee table and the ottoman is separate for more seating.  We are considering doing away with our coffee table and using a large tray on the ottoman.  Hm?

Not a sectional, but I love a Chesterfield. Always inspiring. lol

I loved the patterned pillows in this living room.  I am also digging the idea of the wall mounted lamps.  We lack floor space and this might do the trick!

Another gray sectional, and I loved the mix of fun pillows!

Bright colors and a rustic coffee table.

Not exactly our style room, but I love the big coffee table and even the tweed on the couch!

Another room with no sectional, but how pretty!? I love everything about this one.

The next few rustic rooms are for Jeremy 😉

I love the mix in this room.  The more subtle antlers, and especially the tufted chair!!

This one has the Chesterfield for me and the antler chandelier for Jeremy!

Any more ideas? Let us know! And soon I will show you progress on our room!

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Rustic Blue Chair Love

November 30, 2011 at 7:43 pm (Projects) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , )

I finally got the chance to finish a little antique chair project over the holiday weekend.  This little guy was found at a late garage sale.  Shabby pink paint hid the cute chunky style of this cutie.  Enter my rustic blue paint…

Before…

And after…

Well, what do you think? I think this one turned out super adorable! For sale now in the shop! 🙂

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Inspiring Chair Love

November 18, 2011 at 9:55 am (Inspiration) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , )

I have not posted a “Chair Love” post in a while, so, I thought I would show a few that have caught my eye lately.  All are different and unique, and inspiring!

 

I love the updated print on the old chair.  It goes well with the natural wood.  I also love the sheepskin!

 

So bright and fun! And in this case the orange painted wood looks wonderful!

 

Right now I am craving anything tufted! Especially when the tufting is on soft, aged leather! MMM

 

It’s snowing here today, but this chair has me thinking about sun porches and nice weather!

 

I have also been craving fresh antique couches like this one, as we hate our couch. lol.  Check out the link, because the have a bunch of awesome refinished chairs!

And, last but not least, a chair just for Jeremy…

 

Hope you are inspired! 🙂

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A Gift Basket

October 20, 2011 at 7:41 pm (Projects) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , )

I work for a non-profit agency and part of our yearly activity is to do a bit of fundraising to help out.  This year we decided to make gift baskets and then auction them off.  I volunteered to make a gift basket and then of course panicked, not knowing what to put in it!

So, I decided to make a basket of hot cocoa and coffees and all the fixins. I got this idea because a while back in a magazine I saw some antique spoons coated with chocolate and given as a gift with some drinks as stirers.  I started off with some vintage silver spoons and some chocolate…

 

 

Then I wrapped these cuties up.  I added some cute vintage mason jars and a tag for the cocoa…

 

 

 

 

I think it turned out pretty well, and it was super easy! Hope it raises some money! 🙂

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An Addiction To My “Dressing Room”

October 18, 2011 at 7:29 pm (Projects) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , )

I am absolutely loving my new closet, or “dressing room,” in the new house!  I am getting used to having all of my clothes, shoes, and jewelry out on display where I can easily pick outfits and use things I haven’t in a while.  With the new arrangment comes, well, arranging, however.  As I get settled I am slowly making changes and getting ready to paint.  So, with that said, that means that I have been making some changes to my organization.  If you remember my pictures of my older house, you will remember that I kept a lot of jewelry and items in an old antique metal medicine chest hung above my dresser.  There was nowhere to hang it up in the closet and sitting on top of a dresser did not allow the door to open… so…

I had gotten an old flower-y frame at a garage sale that just so happens to match the colors I want to use in the closet.  I also happened to have some chicken wire in the barn.  A staple gun and some elbow grease later…

 

 

 

 

 

 

I think it turned out super cute.  It will probaby be going on the one wall shortly.  So far its been handy too!

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