Thursday, September 22, 2011

A Nook

I feel like I really haven't been sharing many projects from my own home as of late - I sort of redecorated my living room in the spring, and I've been enjoying it ever since. Having said that, I am not a person that can leave things alone for too long, so of course I have been making little tweaks and changes along the way. Do you guys do that? I know some people can redecorate a space and leave it for ten years - I don't think I could ever do that. I can barely leave the same furniture in a room for more than one year. I'm not sure if it's the small space we have, or just my constantly changing tastes (blogs don't help that), but I am always craving change in my home!

Anyway, I just wanted to show you guys a little nook in my place that makes me happy. I love, love, LOVE color, so the combo of hot pink, black, navy, turquoise and green on this side table in my living room catch my eye every time I walk by. I think hot pink and navy have to be two of the best combo colors of all time.

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just as a refresher, the table was a vintage (yardsale) find that I got for WAY cheap, and painted turquoise (I also wallpapered the insides with grasscloth). I added the gold ring pulls that I salvaged off of another piece of furniture, and spraypainted gold. The ceramic horse art was a thrift store find. I made that cat head silhouette a few months ago - it reminds me of the Carter Kustera portraits available at Jonathan Adler (except mine has a bowtie). I painted the background hot pink, and made the head and bowtie out of vintage paper I scored at Providence Antiques here in Atlanta, before it closed down.

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If you zoooooom in, you'll notice the Readers Digest books I have on the table. I got 3 of them about a month ago at a Goodwill. I meant to blog about them, but I haven't yet. Anyway, they all are colorful vintage books with awesome patterns on the outsides! I love this green one, and I also have a yellow and orange version. I'll show you guys all three at some point. Sitting on top is a photo of me and my mom when I was a baby. Wanna see closer? It's funny:

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me and mom are making some pretty awesome faces there, eh? HAH! I was a real chubbster as a baby. :) Sitting next to the photo is some rock thingamajig I got at TJMaxx or Marshall's.

The end! I hope my little end table made you happy, too.

oh! and since a lot of you guys are new readers, here is what the rest of the sofa looks like:
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14 comments:

  1. I love me a well style nook! This picture is hilarious!

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  2. I would love to know where you got that amazing painting above our sofa...so cool! You have great style!
    Denise Briant
    Design Savvy of New Jersey

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  3. Thanks, Denise - I did the painting!

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  4. Kristen- Curious..how is the coffee table? Do you find yourself windexing it all the time? I'm considering purchasing it myself and would love some feedback. THX!

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  5. Love the picture of you and your mom - Too cute! I have a 13 month old and I love dressing her in navy blue and hot pink!

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  6. Did you paint the painting above your sofa? I'm loving your blog btw.

    Amy R.

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  7. That horse is the bee's knees.

    And I am in the midst of a post on those books! I picked up a couple for free a few weeks ago and was going to post about them tomorrow! Too funny...

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  8. anon - it's not too bad. that being said, i don't have kids, and we only have a cat, not a dog. i think if i had kids, with little fingerprints all over it, i'd be windexing way more often! but it doesn't bother me, and i love it :)

    amy r- yes, i painted it!

    thanks, everybody!

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  9. hi! just wanted to say how much i adore your blog! it's so awesome and inspiring! thanks for all the pictures of your amazing projects and all the helpful tips!

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  10. Love your blog Kristen!! I am obsessed with vintage Reader's Digest books too. I have probably 12 around my house. I have had good luck finding sets of them cheap (all diff colors) on etsy and ebay. Just a suggestion if you want more- they have some awesome colors out there.
    Lindsay
    www.collect5.blogspot.com

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  11. LOVE that horse -- so glad you left him white!

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