Thursday, March 29, 2012

Front Porch Living

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One thing hubs and I LOVE about where we live is that it is a front porch / front yard neighborhood.  At any moment during the day, you will absolutely find someone out front watching their kiddos ride bikes, play football, or run through sprinklers (and more often than not with a sippy cup of their own in their hand ;).  What I personally love about front porch living is that you are "home" but "out" with friends, and other families.  Front porches are the newest spaces not following the "rules"'s time to expand your home frontward.

Dream House / A front porch fireplace!

Porch Decorating

Source: via Jackie on Pinterest

Front Porch

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Computer Problems = No Blogging but from an iPhone

That pretty much says it all. Computer's hard drive crashed, and we'll give it one more try before it becomes firewood. Proceeds from upcoming Garage Sale going to purchase MacBook Pro. Let's hope my stuff fetches good money!;). In the meantime, I'll be iBloggin from my iPhone.

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Found it!

Two months ago, West Elm came out with a catalog that included the picture below which was an ad for a coffee table, then a rug that was hung as wall art.  What caught my eye was neither the rug, nor the coffee table (sorry West Elm!).  What caught my eye was the fabulous brass figurine ON the coffee table.  The catalog had NO info.  I have looked HIGH and LOW for this thing. 

How fabulous is this??
And almost to tease me, the picture below was in the FLOR catalog....this time in red.  Again, NO info on the "figurine".  WHAT is this and WHERE can I get it?? 

Source: via Jackie on Pinterest

Holy F|DLuxe Batman!  It is spotted in this month's issue.....see blow in delicious chrome...
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It is FOUND.  If you look on, you can order this lovely item as a colorful toy, or a museum looking showpiece for your home....and fairly priced at $37 for the version below, or $75 for the "museum" size.  LOVE THIS.  MIGHT. HAVE. ALREADY. ORDERED. IT.

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

DIY: Bamboo Console Table

Great "moving sale" ad on Craigslist that ran multiple pictures of vintage 60's furniture.  I don't need much else, and no one I knew needed anything in the pictures, but I still dropped by just to make sure.....found this vintage console and matching stools for pennies and decided I had to have it.  Here is said console behind my sofa:

check out the yellow and green tweed fabric and the yellow legs on these ;)

Two things needed here....paint and fabric.  The hard part is picking the colors.....need to dis-assemble stools and check that I can cover cushions myself:

Hubs had to help me find the right screw driver head to get the screws out that were holding the stool base and cushion together

mission accomplished....

think I can do this myself

multiple contenders, but settled on this Suzani from on to making the new cushions!

anyone else feel powerful using a heavy duty staple gun? ;)

Get 'er done

THE BEST spray paint ever.   It's behind the "cage" at Michaels, and worth the 15 minute wait until someone unlocks it.  Goes on smooth and shiny. 
My dog, Drake, thinks I'm nuts.  He kept groaning at the smell of the spray paint.  Was excited to see this in Glossy black, but then felt unsure.....

the finished table and stools....

After walking by this table for one day, I'm thinking maybe I should have painted it grey.  I might head back to the "paint cage" at Michael's and try their charcoal grey color.  The contrast with the glossy black is almost too drastic for me......but still love how different this piece looks!!