Thursday, August 15, 2013

File Under Misc.

Some snapshots from my world lately...

I bought this dresser at IKEA, because I thought it was so cute, and sort of west elm-ish. It's in our bedroom.

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Can I just say it took me almost 3 hours (I did have a break for dinner) to put it together? And I didn't even mess up? Holy cow. It's just that there were literally hundreds of pieces (including all the crazy hardware) to put together. It was nuts! I couldn't believe how long it took! It wasn't hard, just felt neverending. I am very proud now, though, haha. Like I built it or something.

I also brought that orange lamp upstairs. I got a new shade for it from Scott's last weekend, which I love. It looks way better than the old stained one that was original to it. 

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This chair, I saw at World Market, and kind of want two for our living room. What do you guys think? It's leather, and I think that they kind of look vintage, no? I'm thinking two on one side of the sofa, and a little small sofa or something on the other side? I imagine them with a cute kilim pillow or something on them... Hmmm...either way, I need to decide because they're on sale right now.

I was inspired to get something leather from this picture of Jenna Lyons' office in a magazine:

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I love those vintage leather chairs, they just dont look comfy enough for a living room.

But I love this touch of leather in the room, and those chairs are a nice color.

also, big news:

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i got one plant for my planters. Hah. I need to buy something for the other planter, but the truth is that I just bought this plant at IKEA for 7.99 and stuck it in here, not really sure if it would stay. But, it hasn't moved. I guess it's living here now. Mika likes to snack on it, so say a prayer for it. 

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I bought these pretty blue glass bottles at Scott's, too. They're all old and worn. I'll probably use them to style my future bookshelves, but for now they sit on my dresser that I recently painted. 

also, this is what I'm working on right now:

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I am painting two bathrooms at a future blowout salon (can't wait to share pics when it's done), and I get to stand on the toilet for optimal reaching needs. :)

its gonna be pretty cool when it's all said and done! It's designed by my friend Heather at Ivy and Vine.

ok, off to finished the aforementioned project - wish me luck! it's lots and lots of tedious work, so i'm going a little cross-eyed...


  1. It sounds like you really like the chairs. So go buy them! I think they will look good with your shelves and the kiln look that you are into. If they are comfortable that is. You have made a lot of purchases/progress!..Alison

    1. I might! My mom is mailing me coupon for WM, and I'll go , most likely :)

  2. I've always liked that IKEA chest, and I love that lamp.

    I'm very handy with the IKEA, but one bed literally made me cry. It was so incredibly tedious.

    1. thanks! yeah, it was really nuts. i can't believe how long it took... never will i buy a dresser from them... so i say now...

  3. Like the chairs from World Market. Worried about Mika and the plant. Could be poisonous. One of my cats got really sick from eating on a houseplant.

    1. uh oh! i will google it. he hasn't gotten sick yet, and he is so prone to throwing up that i imagine he would if he were going to... i hope not!

  4. LOVE those chairs! They remind me of the pretty chesterfield sofas! You definitely need them! Also love love love that Ikea dresser...I'm in desperate need of one so I'm thinking I need to trek down to Ikea soon!

  5. You should become one of WM's special, priority, shoppers/customers (It's called something else, but that's the gist of it...) It doesn't cost to join (I signed up as I was checking out one day.) and they constantly send emails with coupons. They have some really great deals and then even send you a coupon for your birthday. Destiny

  6. Loving all of your little vignettes. Your house is going to be seriously amazing!

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