Monday, October 31, 2011

Browsing TJ Maxx

Hello and happy Halloween! I was hoping to have my chairs finished and ready to show you today but I'm running into some issues with tools. I think I'm going to need to buy a special staple gun to be able to do the project right. The seats aren't on a frame like my bench. There's a channel going around the chair that the fabric needs to be stapled into and my staple gun isn't going to be able to get the staples in there. Anyhow, I do guarantee that one way or another, I'll have it done this weekend. I promise!

In the mean time, I was shopping the other day with a girlfriend of mine who has asked me to help her do her brand new house. We stopped by TJ Maxx and I came across some wonderful accessories!

This pierced canister caught my eye. About a year ago I found a pierced ginger jar at TJ Maxx that I didn't buy. I've been regretting it ever since. I didn't buy this because it isn't the shape I want but I still loved it!

How cute is this lamp? It's just filled with fuzzy little pom poms! This would be the simplest DIY for a little girl's room.

These trays were incredible. I love anything with wood. They were SO pretty and I wanted one SO bad but the small one alone was $40 and I just couldn't justify the expense.

The insides were mirrors! LOVE!!

These Foo Dogs were my favorite find of the day. They were about a foot tall, ceramic on a heavy glass base. They had both silver and gold versions and at $20 a piece, they were reasonably priced. I didn't buy any. I have a feeling I'm going to be regretting that decision but with the new baby coming, I'm trying to spend less. I don't know how good my willpower is going to be though because every time I see this picture, I think about how great this would look in my living room. I might just have to sneak back this week.

Anyhow, I really am sorry about the chairs and not having them done yet. Believe me, it's so frustrating not being able to complete a project.

I'll be back tomorrow or the next day to show you my nightstands in my bedroom I gave a quick makeover. Have a great Halloween and don't eat too much candy!

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Weekend Project - On Hold

Well, I don't want to leave you all high and dry but my Craigslist chairs project is on hold. I've got them all painted and ready for new upholstery but I couldn't find what I wanted locally so I had to order the fabric online. You know how that is, you have something specific in mind and you just can't make anything else work out...

I can promise you this, these chairs are going to be FANTASTIC! Just the new coat of paint has got them looking so much better and so chic. Here's a little preview...

I'm not going to tell you what fabric I chose because I want it to be a surprise...Just know that it's going to be FAB!! The fabric is in transit so I'm hoping to be able to finish these up this weekend. In the meantime, I've got some other projects to share with you so stay tuned!

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Weekend Project Sneak Peek

I mentioned the other day that I was heading out to pick up something from Craigslist. Well, here is a teaser - a before pic from the seller:

You'll never guess how much I paid...$10. FOR THE PAIR!!!! These will be going in my upstairs living room. I still need to pick a fabric to reupholster them and a color to paint them. I'd really like to go bright on the paint but at the same time, glossy black would be so pretty!

I'm hoping to have these done and posted on Monday so stay tuned!

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Found Treasure...Bamboo Edition

Okay, well it isn't all bamboo but there sure is a lot of it here...that's okay though, who amongst us doesn't love faux bamboo?

Here are some of my most recent thrifting finds.

I love this pretty painting. I love it but don't plan on keeping it the way it is. I'm going to paint the frame and use it on my gallery wall. In fact, most of the paintings here are going to be used on that future gallery wall!

Here is a set of two original oil paintings. I don't know what I'm going to do with them but it was $2 for the set and I was just sort of drawn to them. I figured that for that price, they were too pretty to pass up.

Another faux bamboo frame...I'll be taking the print and the cheap plastic out of this before I paint and add it to the gallery wall.

Yet another faux-bamboo frame...this print is actually not horrible...I hate the mat but still, it's going to be swapped out for something else before it's painted and hung.

Small faux-bamboo mirror. This might be going in my bedroom. I haven't quite decided.

Ah, the lovely lady. She is so pretty. I picked her up for a girlfriend of mine that has another beautiful lady bust in a similar style. I only paid $1!

I love that hibiscus...

This is one of my favorite finds. Silver (plated, I'm sure) faux-bamboo serving trays. All that's missing is the glass inserts and those are easy to replace. I got these at an estate sale for a steal! I'm considering selling them though since I'm going to need to make room for the new baby and will be losing my office :(

These are funny...I bought them at a rummage sale because I know shells and the like are so popular and I would have felt foolish not buying them. However...I refuse to touch them. I don't know why but they just give me the heebie jeebies!

I thought this one was kind of cool...

Let me know if you know anything about any of these items. I'd love to know what I've got! What have you picked up lately? I'm mourning the loss of summer and rummage sale season. At least I still have Craigslist!

Monday, October 17, 2011

Excuse My Absence

Hello, everyone. I'm sorry I've been MIA and inconsistent for so long. I really do have a good excuse!

Baby #2 is on his or her way in April! I've been feeling so sick and totally different from my first pregnancy. I haven't had much energy or desire to decorate, craft, cook or blog but the good news is, I'm starting to feel much better and I'm getting the itch again and have had plenty of time to come up with ideas!

In the mean time, since the last time I posted, there have been some big happenings...I celebrated my 31st birthday, my husband and I celebrated our 4th wedding anniversary, my daughter turned 3 and Wonderfully Domestic turned 1 on September 30th.

My top 3 posts have been:

New Reading Bench

Craigslist Dresser...Done?

Downstairs Bathroom - DONE!

My personal favorite post - my new curtains in the dining/family room:

Lattice Entertain You...

My top three referring sites have been:

Apartment Therapy Re-Nest

Thrifty Decor Chick

Miss Mustard Seed's Creative Blog
Miss Mustard Seed

I've got a lot in the works...I've found some great items while thrifting and rummaging, we finished staining our deck, I've got some furniture re-do's planned and today after work I'm going to pick up a couple new Craigslist treasures.

Stick around! I'm so thankful you've stayed as long as you have and I'm looking forward to sharing more with you.
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