Tag Archives: books

the bookcase reveal

9 Dec

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

photo(1)

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.

IMG_8712

IMG_8702

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.

IMG_8706

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.

IMG_8699

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

Adore.

IMG_8713

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.

IMG_8705

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.

IMG_8737

the view from our hallway mirror. love.

IMG_8729

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

IMG_8716

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.

IMG_8721

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!

photo(2)

special thanks to the husband!

nothing I love more than a handy man

Winking smile

my homes wish list

30 Nov

Did you know my home has a wish list?

A very long one too! Which I’m sure you all have as well.

If only we had all the money in the world to buy everything we need / want, right?

so here are just a few things on my wish list for the house

lucite

a pretty glass coffee table. I’ve been lusting over this beauty for some time now, and I think I found a pretty good deal on one off eBay.

celerie-kemble-black-and-white

chanel coffee table book

style-and-substance-book

My lonely bookcase will soon need some pretty books to adorn it.

foo dogs

as well as a cute pair of foo dogs

etsy

so true. must have this.

madebygirl

this would look perfect in our bedroom. I love the gold and white.

bench

I know I know it’s freezing outside, but I just love this bench. Seriously been staring at it for over 6 months.

Sometimes I just need to take the plunge on purchases instead of scouring the internet to find the best deal. It’s a serious addiction I have. Good for others but time consuming for me. haha

PS

Hope you all had a fabulous Thanksgiving, we shared it with great family and friends as well as food…stretched our leftovers out over 2 days, and had another Thanksgiving with friends on Friday. I don’t even want to know what the scale has in store for me.

%d bloggers like this: