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white antlers

23 Dec

Well, Christmas is right around the corner and to keep us all in the spirit I hung some frosty antlers up…I hope Santa will be proud.

You remember the ones I got from the antique faire.

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I spray painted them a glossy white and mounted them onto a wood plaque that I found on eBay.

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I decided to hang them above the TV to elongate the space, plus I really like how eye catching they are when you walk into the room.

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Isn’t the living room coming along nicely. It’s one of my favorite places in the house.

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Happy Holidays!

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Overstock & Foo Dogs

16 Dec

I got a couple more pieces for the bookcase.

Like these amazing filigree urns from Overstock

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love them!

love the price even more, compared to this similar one found at Z Gallerie

I mean yaaaa they aren’t porcelain but who really cares, and no one will ever know when they’re placed so high up. Well except for you guys…shhh!

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Also got these adorable foo dogs for $48 on eBay

I’m loving the pop of color they bring.

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Have a great weekend!

the bookcase reveal

9 Dec

Yep! That’s right! We finished the bookcase, you know the one I scored for $60 off craigslist.

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it was pretty ugly but I saw past that and really liked the “parsons” feel it was giving off. It’s also extremely sturdy and quite heavy, which is great because I can’t stand flimsy particle board furniture.

So with a little paint love from the husband and a little decorating from me, I’m now pretty much obsessed with this baby.

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I love that I finally have a place to display some of my books and knick knacks. I picked up this white frame from Home Goods recently and I filled my ikat bowl from Anthropologie with seashells we collected in Costa Rica on our honeymoon.

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Drink time!

I picked up this decanter for my husband for all his hard work, he loves a good glass of scotch once in awhile.

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and of course you can’t have a manly drink of scotch without a sparkly gold glass to hold it in.

Adore.

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You might remember from the previous post that I had planned to add a dark gray back and possibly some O’verlays to the sides. But for now I’m actually really loving the airiness of it, I like that you can view the pieces from any angle. Oh and if you’re wondering what color we painted it, because you know white can be pretty tricky. We decided to go with our trim color that we used throughout the house, which is an old formula called C2 L2 by Benjamin Moore. I love this white.

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Finally I have a place to display our wedding album and even my wedding shoes. I also ordered an acrylic display box to showcase them even more.

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the view from our hallway mirror. love.

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I just love this mercury glass decanter, another great piece I picked up at Home Goods.

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I still plan to add some artwork to the top of it, as well as some bright turquoise foo dogs for a pop of color.

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Hope you guys love it as much as I do. I’m really so happy about the end result, not to mention the price. Gotta love Craigslist!

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special thanks to the husband!

nothing I love more than a handy man

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the bookcase project

11 Nov

So I finally found a bookcase.

As much as I wanted the one from Home Decorators, I just wasn’t going to be ok with spending over $400.

So I was pretty happy when I found this baby for $60 off craigslist.

It’s pretty butt ugly right now so I’m super excited to transform it.

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I have so many great ideas for it.

1. Paint it a bright white. yummy.

2. Add a back and paint it a dark gray or yellow.

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I’m pretty much obsessed with the contrast in the picture above.

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3. Possibly add some detail to the sides. Like these fretwork panels from O’verlays

The bookcase project

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Stayed tuned on this one, I’ll be sure to update you guys on the progress.

all pics via pinterest

throw pillow options

9 Nov

Look what I got in the mail today…

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I really wasn’t lying when I said I wanted to redo all my throw pillows in this new gorgeous fabric line by Caitlin Wilson. The hard part is deciding on which pattern.

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I’m just obsessed with each and every one of these! Ahhh

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Here are the two combinations I’ve narrowed it down to.

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I could stick with my current color scheme of light blue, yellow and gray, Which I still love but I think I might be ready for a change. And if I’m going to purchase all new pillows, I might as well change it up, right?

and now for some ghetto “photoshopping”

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I was really drawn to the navy in this fleur chinoise fabric and there is something so lovely about the pops of pink.

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But will the husband really let me bring pink into the mix. This might be a little tricky. He’s already told me he feels like he’s living in my house as opposed to our house. poor guy. I tell him do you want to know what your house would look like if you decorated it. Then he gets it.

So now that you’ve seen my options, which one is your fave?

sofa switch up

7 Nov

What up peeps!

Hope you had a good weekend. Mine was pretty relaxing, we had planned to build the bookcase but the weather just wasn’t on our side.

So I had a little fun switching up the sofa.

After many nights of complaining and groans from the husband of the back cushions being uncomfortable, I thought hey why don’t I just remove them and replace with a bunch of throw pillows.

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Like this one I saw on Young House Love House Crashing

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the situation a couple months ago.

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now. minus the throw pillows

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bye bye cushions

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obviously I’m not going to leave it like this. But I just wanted to get an idea, so I ran around the house like a crazy person grabbing all the throw pillows I could find.

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It was actually surprisingly comfortable and I’m kind of loving the relaxed look it gives off. The bonus was right when the husband sat down he was in complete heaven. brownie points for me!

The nice thing is I can always switch back to the standard cushions if I get sick of it, which will most likely happen in 6 months.

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On Sunday I ran over to PB to grab some larger pillows to get a better feel of the layout. Here it is with four 26” and two 16×26” pillows. Much better on the scale, but I want to try one more option of two 26”, two 24” and one 16×26”.

Also, I had to return the down pillows from PB because they were just too thin. Does anyone know where I can find overstuffed down pillow inserts? I really would like to find some that keep there shape as much as possible.

Anyway enough pillow talk.

Have you thought about removing your back cushions to give your sofa a new look? Did you love or hate it?

bookshelf lust

24 Oct

Hi Peeps!

Hope you all had a lovely weekend.

I’ve been lusting over this bookshelf and have been thinking about it all weekend. I must have it.

Right now we have zero shelf space in our living room, so I have no area to display my books and décor pieces.

So like I said…I must have this.

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time to convince Ryan.

You can’t really beat the $399 price tag over at Home Decorators.

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