Thursday, May 28, 2009

Candles, Packages and Spicey Vodka Sauce

I love this bathroom from Elle Decor. It's so pretty and girly... square sinks, gorgeous chandeliers, white white white, and those pink flowers. So pretty.

My ottoman from Costco finally came in the other day. It's wrapped up so nicely in a GIGANTIC box so I'm trying to avoid ripping it open like a kid on Christmas and wait til we get to the new house to bust it out. That box calls to me every time I look at it, but for the sanity of our move anything packed well (that is, not packed by me) should be left alone.

P.S. Went to my local Big Lots the other day and once I got over the smell of sad unwanted furniture I found the cutest capiz candle holders for $1.50! I also picked up a jar of spicey vodka sauce but that's been consumed for dinner. Yumm.

Saturday, May 23, 2009

Operation white out...complete

Just to refresh your memory, here's what I had to work with at the beginning of operation white out...

I know..sad...but here she is after her makeover
I haven't seen a makeover this good since Cher helped Tai in Clueless. Ok, so it's not perfect, but so much better. A fresh coat of spray paint primer, some Sherwin Williams Greek Villa white and snazzy new knobs and it's totally useable. I'm pretty happy with myself. I even popped a little lavender in the drawers for a fun girly touch.

Now on to the desk, not as exciting, just a fresh coat of white paint on a black desk base seriously lightened it up a notch. Here it is out on the porch drying while I worked on the end table. I'll take a nice picture of it in action tomorrow all dolled up with it's glass top.
And of course, what's a project without my helpers. Here they are being lazy on the couch refusing to come outside because god forbid my spoiled ladies break a sweat on the hot day.

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Total white out

I decided to take the day off from work today (please don't judge...I have 3 weeks left and every day is longer than the next, I have a serious case of move-itis) and do a little relaxing, packing and house work. Well it just so happened that today is the most gorgeous day yet so outside I went to do a little painting. We have set of 3 glass top desks with black bottoms that I have been dying to paint white....

...and the other day in a moment of DIY inspiration (or insanity, I don't see the difference) I stopped on the side of the road to pick up this free, poor, sad, ugly looking nightstand and I was determined to fix it up and give it a loving home.

So armed with Gorilla Glue (that bottom drawer really isn't going to work in 3 pieces), spray paint, and some Greek Villa Sherwin Williams paint I venture outside in the heat to let my inner DIYer shine through and maybe get some heat stroke in the process. Seriously, a little upset stomach, headache and fatigue would do me good. I ate a burger and small fry (ok I'm lying it was a LARGE!) for lunch and finished it all off with some ice cream (a creemee, their practically fat free). Stay tuned for the makeover...the furniture, not me, I'm not going to show you all my expanding waste line, that's just weird and uncomfortable.

Monday, May 18, 2009

Someone needs to do this...

Even though I could never decorate my house in this romantic girly style (my boyfriend is a big manly man and would look just a wee bit akward wrapped in pink polka dot frilly sheets) I just adore it. It's so cozy. It makes me think of breakfast in bed and sleeping in late on Sundays.

On a side note, I finally got my Target upholstered chair I've been waiting for forever, and I absolutely HATE it. Maybe I'm color blind (I know for sure I didn't read the description well enough) but I thought the flowers were going to be a pale blue. They are instead grey, with dark grey depressing flowers all on a tan backdrop that looks like it's been dragged across the gravel. Sorry if you own this chair and love it...for you kids it's opposite day...but for me it's a disaster! To punish it, I've left it stuck suffocating inside it's box and will be returning it the first chance I get. I may even go so far as to take a sick day (I only have about a million built up which I am going to lose in a few weeks when we move) to drive the hour and ferry ride to Plattsburgh to return it. I don't want to sit and see if it's comfy, I don't want to make it work in another room, I don't want to keep it and allow it to mock me every day.

Has anyone else ordered something online that looked so cute but was miserable in person? Please...I can't be the only one.

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Ooooh floor pillows

I really love those brown floor pillows in this photo. With two dogs, it's nice to sometimes just sprawl on the floor with them while watching t.v. rather than squeezing us all on the couch (my boyfriend totally gets all up in our couch space). I'm now on the lookout for some in a similar size and color (they def go with my theme)...gosh I love a mission!

Monday, May 11, 2009

The search is up

Hello Dayton Tray Top Brown Leather Ottoman......

After weeks of searching I've finally found the exact ottoman I've been looking for and at a price that can't be beat. Costco has this bad boy on sale for $299.99 (it's originally $449.99) so I couldn't pass it up. I think it's going to be absolutely perfect and well worth the wait.

West Elm is having a mirror sale (15% off all of them) so I picked up this gorgeous mirror that I think I have the perfect space for in my hallway. It's a little more than I wanted to spend on a mirror, but you can't stop true love.

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Hello my name is "Bad Blogger"

Sorry guys, bronchitis and a flooded basement has kept me super busy lately, and blogging has been on the back burner. I will be posting again soon as lots has happened! I oficially picked my paint colors, bought a great new mirror and found the perfect ottoman. I can't wait to share.