Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Lamp Redo

Well I got this Idea to transform some desk lamps. Now it is done! I have been searching for the perfect lamps for a few weeks now. Sunday I found them! I actually got an awesome deal and snagged them (at a thrift store of course) BOTH for only $2.98!!! What a deal. I spent about $6 on spray paint at Michaels. I got Primer and a nice teal.
Let me just say. I am not patient and I was to excited to spend time taking before pictures. However this can give you the idea.
Now this was my inspiration.

 And here are mine.

Sorry for all the junk! Zach sent me the pick via Cell Phone...

I think they turned out great! They only needed one coat of primer and one coat of paint.
I also painted this which I may use as a jewelry holder.

I got the frame from Janet. We got the lamp shades from Ollies for $4.99 each.

Saturday, July 24, 2010

Love At First Sofa?

Wont these look so good in here??

I think they will look good with all our dark accents. (TV, Speakers, and the future kitchen countertops, and our appliances.)  Zach likes how they look I just hope he thinks they are comfortable! Fingers crossed. Sorry Carla if we get the same couch as you!

 Oh yeah, and Government where is our $8,000 tax credit?

Eye Candy

Here are things I like, love, want, or inspire me:
Now I have an overhang like this in the kitchen... maybe I could do something like this...

Zach and I need to get a couch... or 2 soon. I haven't found one I am completely crazy about in our price range...

(saw this last one on a friends blog and I really like it but not sure where it is from..) Alyssa would hate the fabric. At first I was thinking tan couches. but I may be leaning towards grey now. Depends on what we find I guess.

The last two are Urban Outfitters.

I am always swooning over storage and shelves.
I really like this. Obviously I dont have the space. But i even like everything in clear jars and out so you can see it.
This is the idea of an Ikea shelf I want to try and build with Janet. I would lay it on its side and probably make the top deeper so it can function as a window seat.

I think this is a neat way to separate a room and I just LOVE those types of shelves.

This one someone made out of dresser drawers!

More great storage.

I adore little square drawers like this, I think it would function wonderfully in a studio... if I ever have one.

I just like this. from the weathered mantel type shelf to the frosted sea foam bottles to the candles! I don't have a fireplace and this looks like some sort of substitute.

I am also on the hunt for curtains

 First one is Ikea, second is Bed Bath & Beyond. I actually think lately I have seen more shower curtains that I liked that could just as easily function as curtains. Target just came out with some new ones with very bright colors and designs. Similar to this.
Anthropologies bedding can't be beat.

This first one is Tuxedo in white.

This one is their Cirrus Bedding.

Lastly is the Rosette bedding. Which is my favorite. They come in several colors. I want this Rosette bedding more than anything else. Though sadly it would probably cost me upwards of $300 for the bedding and two pillows... Maybe I'll ask Elyse tomorrow what it would be with her discount.. 

Yes here is more glass bottles, I just love them so!

And more lamps.

(Images are courtesy Pottery Barn, Anthropologie, Urban Outfitters, google image search, and other blogs.)
I have held onto these pictures for a while and now I can't remember where everything is from!

Whose Birthday?

Penguins! She turns 3 today! Shea's 21st bday party with the family is tonight too!

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Monday, July 19, 2010

Sunday, July 18, 2010

pesto pasta salad

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