Happy Birthday 'Merica! Do we all notice a little something around here? Baby got a facelift. A major facelift. What do we think? I am loving it and Stella also gave her paw print of approval. We are golden.
So here we are, Week 2 of the One Room Challenge. I have to tell you, this week was a little more challenging for me. I have had my mind set for quite sometime about incorporating an etagere into the space, but didn't really know what I wanted it to look like. I love the gold metal and glass etageres, but was not interested in spending a small fortune on funding one.
So. Exhibit A. This is what I found. A rattan etagere for $20 off Craigslist. Holler. So my initial plan was to paint it green. I was dead set on a kelly green and thought I was a complete genius for coming up with the scheme.
The after of the kelly green facelift. Ok. I love it, but it is so not right for the room. There were also some spray paint indiscretions and casualties that I cannot discuss. Back to Lowe's I go. This time, in search of a magenta paint.
Taaaa-daaaaa!! Magenta it is.
On to the styled shots of the etagere in her new home. I wanted layers upon layers on each shelf. You will notice the gold hand statue in his final resting place.
Lots of old books and important people that house these shelves.
You all remember this deer head. Well Bucky also got a facelift. The best kind of facelift anyone could have. One that involves gold. You will notice a picture of Stella being held by her number 1 admirer, her aunt. Stella and that damn sweater.
These silhouettes are actual silhouettes of my late uncle, and my mom from their younger years. Shout out to my Grandma for knowing I would want to decorate my house with these 50+ years later. I affixed them to the back of the shelving unit for added art and dimension. Also, cast iron bookends included here that were a steal from a very local antique mall. When I say antique mall, I mean antique MALL. Place is Mall of America of Antiques. I do not lie.
Ok. I will give you one other sneak peek. Just one. Note the new chippendale bamboo chair, yes? But the real excitement here for me is my new David Hicks La Fiorentina from Spark Modern! Just arrived this week. I could not be more in love. Also, some gold detailing I added to the corners of the desk. But that is all you get peeps. You aren't getting to see the entire desk. So greedy.
Well, another week behind us and four more to go. Here are the brave souls tackling this challenge along side of me.
Happy 4th you love muffins!