Wednesday, June 30
Hemnes shelves from Ikea, in white, as you can see. They are solid pine, and pretty. The bust is a thrift store find, that I painted with white spray primer, during a "bust" phase... I have still not styled the shelves, I just kind of put everything up there and left it...and got busy.
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Sunday, June 27
This weekend we went to my in laws to celebrate O's birthday, it was yummy, cozy and fun. Their home is beautiful, designed and built by O's dad in the early 80s, on a nice wooded, private piece of land outside of Atlanta. I love going there, and I usually investigate all of the rugs when I do. There are rugs on every floor, some on the walls, even stunning tapestries on the chairs and sofas, it is a textile lover's delight, to put it mildly.
We mentioned that we are looking for a suitable rug for our living room, and they offered us a stunning blue and white silk Persian (not sure if it is actually a Persian, but it looks like it for me, maybe less complex in design.) We came home and put it down right away, and it makes the room feel even cozier.
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Friday, June 18
We have made sooo much progress these last few weeks, with lighting and furniture. My favorite so far is the newly upholstered love seat and two "fancy" chairs. Remember how I couldn't decide what to cover them in? Well, it just so happens that I found some of my favorite Hable Construction fabric on Designer's Attic, and snapped it up just in time. The fabric for the love seat is linen, that I got for 2.99 a yard at Fabric World. I love the little bit of nail head trim I had the upholsterer's do, it looks so pretty! If you are looking for someone to upholster anything, or make you a custom bed (yes please, maybe in a few months...) call Angie at New Again Upholstery.
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Wednesday, June 16
I have liked these Albion Double Sonces for a while, and now they are $59 from $159, pretty good deal. We have to re-do the master bath lighting to fit in the medicine cabinet I bought, oy vey. And since I was peaking around, I saw the Rutherford Outdoor Sconce today over at The Estate of Things and I am tempted. Mostly b/c our light by the back door went (as my dad would say, Kapoot, dat baby went belly-up.) And our fancy front door light requires special light bulbs and the sensor that is supposed to tell it to turn on only when it gets dark stopped working, and every morning I find it crooked, whuk? I mean, it looks like it is a secret door into some fancy squirrel speak easy or something, and they can't keep it closed right. So maybe we move it to the back (it is bright!) and put the purdy one in the front? Yes, I think yes.
Speaking of bathrooms, the perfect trash receptacle, sigh....$300 ta tahs.
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Tuesday, June 15
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On sale! Buy it up liberated ladies! Wisteria distressed genie lamp,
P.S. Architectural Digest just got a whole lot more....digestible. F-ing finally!
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