Friday, February 25, 2011
Essie Wife goes on via onmorphia
MUFE Lab Shine S24
Tuesday, February 22, 2011
Very Brickmaker table-esque...just saw down those legs and voila, a narrow coffee table.
Or keep it as a console. It wouldn't work as a desk at my house. I am too messy. I need more room to throw my papers around.
Restoration Hardware desk
Ballard Design ottomans...Tuck them under a console for extra seating
Friday, February 18, 2011
I am taking my time. I want to make sure that I really trully love each and every knick knack, piece of art, frame, etc. that I buy. And that's tough.
I've lately become a serial returner because I see something, think it would look perfect in x room, put it there, only realize it looks totally off and wrong, and that I don't actually love it as much as I thought I would. It's a lot of trial and error.
I could go to a big box store and I say "I want to buy that room," but then my house would look like a catalog, not a home where actual people live.
I want the things in our house to have history and/or meaning, to reflect the things and places that we connect with, that make us "us." This is not to say that I don't enjoy going to Pottery Barn, Home Goods, etc. and scoring an adorable frame, bowl, mirror, candle holder, etc. But I try to make sure that not everything I buy is mass produced.
One of the toughest parts of putting together our "home" has been art! I keep finding all these amazing paintings, but alas, I have thigns I have to pay for like school for our kiddos, the mortgage, you know, all that day to day adult stuff. So the ugly B word comes into the picture....BUDGET! ARRGH...
However, said B word has forced me to get creative, so I went to Etsy, and as I shared a couple of weeks ago, there is some beautiful and affordable art on there.
I next turned to ebay, and I didn't come up empty handed! All of the paintings and prints below are under $50. Some of them are even framed. Framing alone would cost a ton even with the handy 40% coupon Michaels provides.
My favorite search on Ebay is "Pre-1800, 1800-1899, 1900-1949, 1950-1969"
There are also some specific ebayers I target like Cornell Gallery and Artsick.
Hope you have fun searching for something new to hang on your walls. Have a fun weekend!
Wednesday, February 16, 2011
I'll post better pictures really soon!
Below is what that hallway looked like before
Monday, February 14, 2011
Ok. Plan B. So girlfriends....Whose next?! Can I help ya plan? Can I
help you pick your bridesmaids dresses? Can I be a bridesmaid? (Never thought those words would come out of my mouth...thankyouverymuchAnthro...)
Something tells me my lawyering tactics are not up to the task of getting SOMEONE, ANYONE!! to let me buy one of these dresses. :)
Dear Anthro, you make me weak in the knees.