Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Some things.

So, I thought I'd write a little post, to kind of update you on what's going on in my house! I'm redoing the living room (kind of), and have made a few recent purchases/changes that I thought I'd show you guys. I'm kind of in a weird place with my living room. I don't love it yet, and I'm not sure what I want to do to make myself love it. Last year, when I redid it, I knew exactly what I wanted, and exactly what I wanted to buy, and did it, and I loved it. This time, it's a slower process. I know I'll figure it out, but the slow journey is kind of annoying me. Oh well...it's just home decor. 

Anyway, remember my little bamboo chair that I bought for $20? I had the cushions redone, and I picked them up Monday. I love them!
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here it was "before" again:
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I bought the fabric at Forsyth Fabrics. I couldn't find a link on their site to my exact fabric, so I don't know who makes it! Anyway, you all know that I sprayed my chair emerald already. I had Fast and Great Upholstery make the cushions. Lots of people ask where I have things reupholstered, and this is where I go! They also did my sofa last year. 

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I also recently had this light fixture that I bought at Lowe's installed over our little breakfast table. I also love this thing! I have an Edison bulb in it, and I love the warm, soft glow that it leaves. There was not an electrical outing where this was before, so he had to create a new spot, but I think it was a good choice. There were five holes in the ceiling/wall that the electrician made, so I got to try my hand at sheetrock hole filling - it was really easy. If you are in Atlanta and need a good/dependable electrician, let me know!
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Lastly, I bought this little side table at Urban Outfitters
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It's nice and sturdy, and I like the gold that it brings to the room. It's a good find! All in all, I want to get different chairs for the little breakfast table area, and some curtains. I just feel like the space needs a little bit of funk/crazy/modernity/rustic-ness. It's feeling a little formal right now, which is annoying me, because I'm not a formal kind of girl. I'm really digging Jenny from My Favorite and My Best's style - I love all her moodboards. I need a little bit of her pumped into this room (that sounds weird). Anyway...I'll figure it out! That's part of the fun of designing your own space, and not someone else's...it's ok to get stuck. 

17 comments:

  1. The chair looks great! Thanks for posting the name of the place you use, because I will eventually have to recover my favorite chair (and have the coils fixed... is that a thing?).

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  2. Kristen - I love Great & Fast Upholstery - they are just what their name says. The chair looks fantastic.

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  3. Loooving the after. Hello custom. Looks amazing. As always!

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  4. Check out that funky ass chair love it!

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  5. I'm with ya, decorating isn't as much fun when it's a slow process. I like instant gratification! And then reality steps in...

    You're space is coming along nicely, Kristen!

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  6. Hey Kristen! I love that light fixture - can't believe it's from Lowe's, so stylish! Also, I can't find a link to your email so I'll ask here - who was your electrician? We live in Atlanta and need some work done.

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  7. hey amanda - my email is kristen.fountain@gmail.com ... send me one and i'll let you know his info!

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  8. I love the new cushion covers! Awesome! And I love Jenny's style too, plus she's incredibly hilarious. Here's to a touch of funk!

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  9. looking good! i love the green/leapard chair! sassy!

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  10. everything looks great! I love your coffee table - I wish I could pull something like that off in my living room, but I can't. That little side table from UO is fantastic...it always catches my eye when I'm shopping their site. :)

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  11. I've followed your blog for a while, but never posted. Couldn't contain myself on this one... that chair is unreal. I would have never in a million years put that together but it is fantastic.

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  12. I like it so far. I bought that same light fixture and took it back since it was too small.

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  13. Decorating a room is evolved over time. You will get there. You do so many accent walls and stencil in your work. Have you thought about doing one in your space? Maybe she will contact you about doing a moodboard for you! ..Alison

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  14. Hey Doll, love the bamboo chair! Where did you buy the fabric and/or where did you get it upholstered?

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  15. Hi Kristen! I found you in a round-about way on Pinterest with your grey-washed table, and then clicked over to your blog and discovered this post. I just wrote a post last month and included a picture of your spectacular green leopard chair. So, I put 2 and 2 together when I discovered who you were and am now happy to be following along! (Here's my post if you want to take a peek...)
    http://dimplesandtangles.blogspot.com/2013/02/it-had-my-name-on-it-for-month.html

    Have a great weekend!

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