Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Weekend Find

I was furniture hunting again over the weekend, trying to knock some items off my "to find" list, when I happened upon these...

Drexel dining chairs in a beautiful cerused oak finish...6 sides and 2 arms. Success! I opted out of the seat cushions that came with the chairs and will have new ones made with fresh upholstery; fabric TBD. (Interesting piece on cerused oak finish here, from the LA Times...)

I love that these chairs are different. I've bought a vintage faux-bamboo dining table that I've had lacquered creamy white, and I think that the modern look of these chairs will be a nice balance to the traditional bamboo detailing of the table. I'm a big fan of mixing furniture styles and periods and so I think I will love this combination in my dining room.

In other news, the metal bamboo chairs have sold; thanks to all of you who had interest in them. This one's a little random, but I also have a brand-new Serena & Lily Sprout Crib Skirt that I'm looking to sell. It's never been used (the green didn't work with the other fabrics in the room). $50 (plus shipping, if you're not local.) Email me if you're interested.

Friday, August 31, 2012

For Sale: Bamboo Chairs

I have 4 of these fabulous metal faux-bamboo side chairs, in need of a new paint job and possibly new upholstery. 15.5" w x 15.5" d x 39.5" h. Seat height is 18". $225/set of 4. Email me if you're interested.

Thursday, August 30, 2012

For Sale: Sectional Sofa

A new house doesn't always make nice with your old furniture; meaning, sometimes it just doesn't fit. This is, unfortunately, the case with our brand-new (as of 2 years ago) sectional, which you may remember me discussing a few years back. We bought it for our old den and it was the perfect solution to that room's long and narrow structure. Unfortunately, it doesn't fit well into any of the rooms in our new house and so I'm trying to find it a new home. (As I mentioned the other day, there are a few pieces that I just can't get to work in our new place, so I'll be posting them on the blog over the next week in hopes of moving them along...)

Here are the specs: 

CR Laine Topsider Sectional Sofa. 2 pieces: 1 left arm facing corner sofa (83" x 36") and 1 right arm facing one arm loveseat (50" x 36"). Overall dimensions are 83" x 86" x 36" deep by 36" high. Fabric is Taupe solid. Comes with 3 throw pillows (matches sofa fabric). Legs are in Walnut finish. Sofa is in good condition with some slight fading from the sun on a few cushions. Manufactured in North Carolina- 8-way hand-tied, double wrapped cushions encased in down proof ticking.

I'm pricing it at $1,900, which is quite a bit below my designer cost. Email me if you're interested. 

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Weekend Find

Here's the thrift store find I was telling you about yesterday- it fit perfectly in my foyer. Now I just need to decide on a paint color...and make time to paint it...

Monday, August 27, 2012

The Fun Stuff

Now that we've been in our house for about a month and a half and are finally finishing up the punch-list (which seemed never-ending), I'm turning my attention to what I consider the "fun stuff"...decorating.

A decent amount of our furniture didn't fit well in our new house and has been sold, borrowed or is looking for a new home (posts to come on items for sale). This leaves me with lots to find...which is really fun but also a lesson in patience. Finding the "perfect" piece of furniture or fabric takes time, especially when you have little ones (rendering shopping time scarce), you're looking for something unique, and you're working with a budget. As anxious as I am to get everything settled, I'm practicing patience and enjoying the "thrill of the hunt" yet again.

We needed a comfortable chair in our den, one that had a low profile since it needed to float and would be in the line of sight from the den into the kitchen. My mom found this beauty at a thrift store. It was sorely in need of reupholstering but seemed to be well-made and both rocks and swivels. Oh, and it was $25. Sold.

A new seat cushion and reupholstery in a fun Schumacher print and voila:

The upholsterer dropped it off on Saturday while we were at the beach. Let me tell you, for me to come home to a newly reupholstered piece of furniture is like Christmas morning to a five-year-old.

Side note- did I tell you about this flea market find from a few months ago? (probably not- I haven't exactly been the most diligent of bloggers...) Well, the colors are perfect and the size works great in our new foyer. It instantly brings life to the neutral walls.

After playing with these guys on the beach on Saturday, I headed out to scour some furniture shops. I thought I was going to come up empty-handed until I stopped into one last shop on my way home, where I found the most fabulous mid-centry modern console table. It's on its way home from the beach today and I can't wait to take a picture to share.

In other news, Rob learned how to climb out of his pack-n-play over the weekend. I'm thinking that addressing "big boy beds" for his room is going to move up to the top of the things-to-do-around-the-house list pretty soon...

Saturday, July 14, 2012

We're in!

Last Friday was moving day and now we are officially in our new house. There's still a long punch list of items to be addressed (carpet in one room, the right refrigerator, a few light fixtures, etc.) but things are slowly feeling more settled. Here are a few pictures I took before our things arrived...more pictures to come once the boxes subside. Happy weekend!

Friday, June 22, 2012

Progress...Tile, Painting, Lights & More

We are thisclose to being finished. The projected final day is next Friday. While I'll be surprised if we make that, we are still hopeful that we can move in early July...fingers crossed.

Over the past few weeks there has been lots of progress at the house. I haven't been as diligent at photographing everything as I would like, but summer has had us out of town a good bit. While we were gone, the bathrooms and kitchen backsplash were tiled and most of the interior was painted. This week light fixtures were hung (probably the most fun change for me to see...I love a good light fixture!), appliances were delivered (but not installed), and today they started finishing the floors.

Downstairs bathroom tile

The kitchen! Lantern is from Chelsea House

Dining Room, painted Sherwin-Williams' Leapfrog 
Vintage gold pineapple chandelier from Hunt & Gather

Living Room & Foyer, painted Benjamin Moore's Ballet White

Den, painted a 50/50 mix of Benjamin Moore's Linen White & Decorator's White 
(a great neutral...takes a little bit of the yellow out of Linen White)

Playroom, painted Benjamin Moore's Wickham Gray


James' room, painted Benjamin Moore's Lemon Chiffon. Fixture from Shades of Light

Rob's room, painted BM's 50/50 Linen White/Decorator's White, ceiling Benjamin Moore's Bird's Egg.
Fixture from Worlds Away.

We're heading out of town again this weekend but I'm looking forward to seeing the floors and the exterior painting when we come back on Sunday...I'll share pictures next week. Happy Friday!