So as the holidays were beyond hectic and time consuming I have foolishly neglected to let you in on my life as of late. I mean lots of things happening. DIY projects (ahem one), selling furniture, buying furniture. Wheeling and dealing basically. The story of a true hustler. One thing I will tell you, I finished my DIY tray inspired by one of my lovely and talented blog friends, My Crafty Home Life. Believe it or not, the before product of this tray is from Lowe's. With a little gold spray paint and some cabinet hardware, the finished product looks like the real deal. Mine is really serving a purpose acting as the container for my barista station. Can someone get me a freaking espresso machine? Santa dropped the ball on that one.
And while we are on the subject of My Crafty Home Life, Linda watches out for me on the regular. She picked up this unfathomably cute terrier knick knack. It opens up to reveal any treasures that you might want to stow. My treasures happen to be no calorie sweetener packets. The heart wants what the heart wants.
In other news, I sold my old couch! I did. Finally. I am obsessed with contrast piping right now and am hell bent on making it happen in my house. Insert this fabulously affordable option. Now I am still going to change some things up on this piece to make it more custom such as getting rid of the front pillows, and adding framing trim as mentioned here. I told you I would hit the ground running on those resolutions. Eat your heart out.
Still in the seating department, I snagged these unbelievable cane barrel chairs up for an absolute steal this week. How much you ask? I thought you would never ask. $18.00 a piece. I know. I am not giving you my address. Resist the temptation. After a little paint and reupholstery, these babies are going to be knocking my socks off. Speaking of which, where did that saying ever come from? It is kind of disgusting if you think about it. I really don't want to be knocking anyone's socks off.The other woman.
So I know I said I will be recovering the chairs, and this is where you come in. Of course I adore and value your opinions. I am thinking of painting the frame navy or color. I know, opposite sides of the color wheel. I like to keep it interesting. So keep that in mind.
Option 1: With navy or coral.
Option 2: With just navy I think. Coral would be entirely too much.
Option 3: With navy or coral.
So what say you, you design geniuses? Also in adding seating news, I, like everyone else in blogosphere, snagged these incredible X-benches up from Target. Swear. I went on my normal Saturday Target run to pick up some contrast piping pajamas I had seen online and of course I just had to browse the end caps. It is habit. What did I see? I saw these perfectly coral and white piped x benches. $59.99. As opposed to the normal price tag of an x-bench being $300+. Do I really need these? It's debatable. I just couldn't fathom them being in someone else's home. Where will these go? TBD. Again, I really don't care where they go, I am just happy they are mine.
In other news, my go to store for home decor, Home Goods asked me to take their Stylescope Quiz to determine my actual "style". This will come as no surprise to you, it claims that I am sassy with a touch of boho. My other blogger gal pal, Camila with Effortless Style also joins me in this category. Super exciting!
On the subject of features, iVillage recently featured my dining room for budget friendly home decor tips. You know I gussied this room up on the cheap. Check it out!
Well that is all for right now kitty cats. Hope you have a fabulous Tuesday, which I woke up to thinking it was Wednesday. Buzz kill. Love you. Mean it! XOXO