Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Some Changes

Hi! Hope everyone had a nice Memorial Day. I took yesterday off from work and the blog, to recuperate from a long weekend out of town for a friend's wedding. It was nice!

Anyway, I took these photos to show you guys some changes I've been making in my house lately.

Things are coming along...

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I moved the curtains (from Ikea, which I enhanced with the Greek key trim) from upstairs, downstairs, and hung them with a black rod. I also bought two Bertoia look-alike chairs from Amazon for the little breakfast nook. I love them! They look better than they feel, but it's ok. Beauty is pain. Heh.

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The chairs came in a "chrome" finish, but I spraypainted them black.

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I'm thinking I might replace the little cafe table, but not sure. If I do, I won't get rid of the current one, just store it. I love this table too much, and I am proud of how I made it! I think a salvaged wood (are we tired of salvaged wood yet? Maybe.) or color lacquered table could be cool. We shall see! I'm ok with my tulip table for now, though.

I also bought two of these tables from World Market for either side of the sofa. I do love them!

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And, the glass lamps are from Target.

And! I've been on a succulent induced craze. I guess everyone has...

They're just so easy to keep alive, and Mika (my cat) doesn't eat succulents (he does, however, enjoy eating other leafy plants).

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I bought this cute planter at TJ Maxx. It had a fake plastic succulent in it, and I cut it out and planted a real one. Much better.

I got this cute terrarium at West Elm:
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10 comments:

  1. Looks great! I want some side tables from World Market too...I need to just bite the bullet and buy them.

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  2. Oooh I love those lamps! how long ago did you buy them? I have not seen them ay my Target. : (

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  3. Kristen, where'd you get the Greek Key Trim? I need some!
    Thanks, Glo

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  4. I love the white succulent bowl :-)

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  5. elizabeth: I just got them recently, they should be in stores!

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  6. what happens at GGs: i got it at hancock fabrics!

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  7. ruth, thanks! it's from target, too!

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  8. It looks so pretty and DIFFERENT from what you had going on before! not to say that it wasn't pretty before but i'm loving the neutrals!

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  9. wow! Love it!! What a different look from dark! Where is your area rug from? Looking for something neutral. I have a cat and a dog, and a 6 month old baby---need something LOW maintenece. Does your cat scratch this rug by the way?

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  10. Is this the same house that's in the home tour on your blog? It looks like you need to update it! I really liked those black walls, ;(. Can you stencil on orange peel walls? It seems all your examples are on smooth plaster walls.

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