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Saturday, July 30, 2011

Craigslist Chairs

Hope everyone is having a beautiful Saturday!  Just wanted to share a rather recent purchase I made from Craigslist.  I purchased two absolutely beautiful chairs for my livingroom.  When I viewed the pictures online, I had no idea of the detail on the upper part of the chair, I loved the carved rosettes.  And the kicker!!  The chairs were only $75 for both!  I am slowly adding furniture to our livingroom, waiting to get just the right look.  I recently painted the walls with Martha Stewart Living - parchment paper.  I love the color and so did the hubby.  

Here are the beautiful chairs I purchased.


Friday, July 29, 2011

Another wish list item

OK, I am professing to be a Craigslist stalker lately.  I can't help it.  My husband says we have no more room for furniture that I want to "make over".  He's supportive of "my hobby", yes, but I am sharing our basement space with him.  But I really want this giant of a china cabinet.  I can just see it made over in chalkpaint in a beautiful, light color.  It has potential, I think.

And get this, ONLY $20.  You can't beat that! I'll keep you posted to see if I win this "battle".


Saturday, July 23, 2011

New Craigslist Purchase

I picked up an item this morning to revamp.  It's a twin headboard and footboard (not pictured).  The reason I liked it so much was the swirls that were on it.  Now I just have to decide if it will be generic or feminine for a little girl.  If generic I am going to go with Chalk Paint in Graphite for a base and go over it with Old White.  If feminine, probably a soft pink and possibly some other embellishment in the middle.  Not bad for $15.

What do you think??  Generic/feminine?

Friday, July 22, 2011

I Spy A Dresser

WISHLIST: I am loving this dresser I found on Craigslist, apparently built by the National Mount Airy Company.  It's an antique dresser and I can't stop looking at it, love the detail at the bottom.  It's just waiting for a chalkpaint treatment.   At $50 it's probably a great buy, but I am going to try to get it for less.  What do you think?  Should I, shouldn't I?

Here's a pic of the beauty.

Monday, July 18, 2011

Sunday, July 17, 2011

New Craigslist find

I have been trying to find a new storage cabinet to store my 12x12 papers in my craftroom.  I'm an avid scrapbooker and stamper and sorting through a large storage bin to try and find what papers I want to work with is not my idea of organized.  I kept looking at this picture of a dresser on Craigslist and liked the knobs and the detail on the sides of each drawer and thought it perfect to sort all my large paper in.  I scored the dresser for $40.  I'm working on it now and will post the reveal in a few days.  I'm still working on the child's rocker I posted a few weeks back and awaiting my chalkpaint delivery this coming week to paint the buffet.  Stay tuned.

Here is the before on the dresser


Thursday, July 14, 2011

Lovely French Pillow Covers

I've been searching for some "french-looking" pillows/covers for a while now, something a little different.  Check out these pillows on Etsy from Erika Sweeney. Not bad for $32.  Check out some of here other lovely wares.

Also, check out this beautiful little number at JolieMarche, - beautiful pillow covers.


I just adore this one!

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Decor To Adore: A French Giveaway on Wayfaring Wednesday

Decor To Adore: A French Giveaway on Wayfaring Wednesday

I was over at Decor To Adore this afternoon and was reading her blog and admiring the pictures from her trip and thought I would link up.  I will never forget the wonderful honeymoon my husband and I went on a few years ago.  We've only been married almost two years now.  We live close to the Adirondacks and we both love the mountains, so that was our first stop on our week long trip.  Moments and beautiful scenery I will not forget.

Friday, July 1, 2011

What drapes would you choose...

I'm amazed at some of the stylish things I see on Walmart's website.  The "online only" offers quite a selection of beautiful comforters and drapes.  One in particular, I've been eyeing these drapes on Restoration Hardware, for my living room,, but at $99 panel (I would need 4) that's $400. 

These on Walmart's website - $15-24.99 a panel.  Now these may be available in your store, you have to check.  But at this price, they are much more wallet friendly.  Look pretty similar huh! 

I've also been wanting to change the look of our master bedroom and spyed this pretty comforter set on their site. 

Westpoint Home Hydrangeas Bed in a Bag:   $64.88 for Queen
  • Set includes comforter, pillowcase(s), pillow sham(s), flat sheet, fitted sheet, and bedskirt
  • 200 thread count sheets
  • Cotton and polyester blend
  • Polyester comforter fill
  • Bedskirt has 14" drop
  • All components machine washable
  • Queen set includes 86" x 90" comforter and 20" x 26" shams
But I am especially fond of this Madison Park Carrington on Overstock.com.  So pretty - and love the wall color they feature with it.  King/Cal King $124.99