The Kitchen Nook. Before and Afterish
SO, this was our kitchen nook: We would have kept the wallpaper if it were actually vintage, weren’t missing a chunk, and lastly since we do have extra storage in there that is industrial it feels off to have a feminine wallpaper with it versus a stark wall. So, we decided on chalkboard paint! We were going to get black walls in this house one way or another! Here is the Afterish (I put...
I wanted to reward myself for almost being done painting the kitchen nook in chalkboard paint (it will need a 3rd coat) and I wanted a little something pretty to be the table centerpiece in there. I ended up buying a vintage Mikasa coffee/tea pot in the pattern pirouette from ebay BUT there is one on etsy as well right here. In my search I came across some other contenders so of course, I...
Fantasizing about a new kitchen
We really do need to redo the countertops (there are three different ones in the kitchen!) and if you are redoing the countertops, then do the sink if you are going to do it…and if you do the sink and counters then while everything is up should you put in a new dishwasher…well if that’s stainless…should the other appliances be? And since you are doing the countertops and...
Searching for Sofas
Some friends in St. Louis are on the hunt for a new or new to them sofa, so they asked if I had any recommendations. I sent them some store ones and here are the ones I found on Craigslist. There are not a TON of great ones on that Craigslist right now, but still some VERY strong contenders. I would call this one my top pick. I love the shape. They recovered in recently-ish and while beigey, I...
It's ALWAYS worth looking 2
I posted about this on my other blog but it certainly is worth repeating. For Drew and my seventh anniversary I found these vintage Bertoia chairs on the list of all list, good ole Craigslist for $160 for the pair! they are in GREAT condition. A very nice artsy woman’s friend gave them to her over 10 years ago and she bought them in the 60’s. There is no marking on them so I...
It's ALWAYS worth looking
My fireplace screen search has been going on since we bought the house. After visiting the local stores I realized they were all UGLY and EXPENSIVE. And as much as I love my fireplace it is very wide, which is wonderful for every other reason except for buying a screen for it. Well, I decided on this fireplace but check out the shopping results for it. When I was first looking the it was as high...
More New West Elm-lighting
These pendants come in 4 sizes and for colors. Ranging from $19- 149
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Love these products and love the styling with the black walls. Towel rack-$129.00 and the lacquer accessories. $8-16
More New West Elm-wood hanging strand
This is something that I think wants to come home with me. $19
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Oh, this chair. I have more than enough chairs now. But if I needed one… $374 maybe I’ll settle for the slightly more affordable pillow at $24
More New West Elm-cork and ceramic
I love love love this set. $10-25. My favorites are the teapot and the creamer.
More New West Elm-bath
Love these lacquer hooks. $8 each and this striped shower curtain. $39
More New West Elm-textiles
It is pretty hard to resist this tribal bath mat. $24 and this Dune stripe towel. $9
More New West Elm-Bedding
This makes me waaaaaay more excited than it should, but here are more new West Elm items! I mentioned these before but now there is a price for these. I WILL be getting two of these shams. $16 each. if you prefer a thinner stripe they have that too. Other bedding that caught my eye? The wood block flower design and the Dot Print which reminds me a whole lot of Hable Construction’s...
So, in my “day off” yesterday of literally just browsing the internet and doing very little I looked for affordable candlesticks on etsy. I scored these for $12 plus shipping and here are some others that caught my eye. This is $48 plus shipping This is $29 plus shipping this is $22 plus shipping this is $18 plus shipping these are $38 plus shipping These are $28...
These pillows from Shapes and Colors made the front page of etsy and really struck me. $36 (it includes and insert!) plus shipping. the Dijon yellow and the Tomato Red
I found this lovely sink on Craigslist for $175 in really good condition and asked them to send me the dimensions and photo bigger. It is WAY to big for our kitchen…but maybe if you are doing an affordable remodel this would be AWESOME. Here is what the seller said: 24 x 66 bowls are 15 X 16 and 6 1/2 deep The sink is dirty, and has one chip on the left bowl. I cleaned a small...
Maple Fall Shams
These made the blog rounds but were $98 for a set of two pillowcases. They are now down to $49.95 for a set of two.
Is it too soon to have Valentine's Day on my mind?
aahhhh gift certificates
So I was lucky enough to receive a gift certificate to Design Public for my birthday back in June and I hemmed and hawed, but decided it was high time to use it! I decided on the Unison Twill large throw in honey. It’s on sale from $76 to $38. they also have it in Rose I am actually tucked in mine as I write this. I guess I don’t know about twill. I just saw the COTTON part....