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Chair Recovery

Monday, December 1st, 2008

Guess what I did this weekend? Recovered my dining room chairs!
We picked them up at a thrift store about 6 months ago with every intention of recovering them nigh immediately… but, as my kindergarten progress report noted, I work at my own pace.

I’m not blame throwing or anything here, but things move a lot more slowly since Chris is just as opinionated as I am about Every. Single. Thing. WEEKS were spent going back and forth on the font for our wedding invitations, and each step taken in the house is even more of a struggle. FINALLY we agreed on a fabric and I think they look pret-ty good, if I do say so myself. If you’re interested, the winning fabric was Etsuko Furuya’s Echino – Bird and Flower in khaki.

So yes, chairs recovered. I no longer have to awkwardly explain the weird, faded out pastel jungle tapestry that we replaced. Maybe next year the chairs will even be refinished!

Etsy update

Tuesday, July 15th, 2008

Hey! Look at these new things I made. They are now available for buying!

Watch Out for Bears

Sorry for the short promotional post, but I have an interview for which I must prepare. Where are my nose hair clippers!? Wish me luck!

Sex Education

Deer #1: Curious

Deer #2: So Curious

Deer #3: Not My Fault

Mod Cloth

Wednesday, March 12th, 2008

Have you been to Mod Cloth? It is the perfect blend of awesome. How is it awesome? Um hello! Vintage and handmade goods with a side of astronaut ice cream? And that there in the corner? That’s a Batter Finger. Duh.

Guest Room. Check!

Monday, March 3rd, 2008

So here it is, the Blueprint clipping that has been in my wallet for the last year. It is everything my guest room wishes it could be. This is also the picture that began my obsession with Jonathan Adler’s $295 Richard Nixon throw. Curses to you, Blueprint! At one point I actually wanted to try and reproduce the bed EXACTLY, pillow for pillow… but that would’ve set me back $800. For pillows? No thanks.

Plan B was to try and emulate the feel of the room without spending thousands of dollars. The idea was to keep the same light, airy feel. I loved the look of the photo’s white linens with splashes of aqua and citrus introduced through the pillows. I also liked the mix of antique/vintage accessories with the modern designs of the pillows.

Thus, the problem was to find the perfect pillows… since, you know, the entire design of the room was hinging on them. After several false starts, I found two West Elm silk pillow covers on ebay. And then a couple weeks ago… when I least expected it… I found the final pillow! Could it be any more perfecter? No way,cause Nicole Mercurio at Couch Design totally spied into my wallet and designed the perfect pillow that I’ve always dreamt about. Exciting right? Oh, I know.

See. I told you it was perfect. It looks even better now that it has a pillow form. You’ll just have to trust me on that though, cause it’s too cloudy to retake the pictures.

The yellow lamp is one of my favorite junk store finds. The chair was salvaged from our old kitchen table set. The doll is purported to be a Canadian Pippi Longstocking and comes from ebay. The two prints are from the fabulous ashleyg.

On the other side of the room… almost everything in this photo came from junk shoppin’, except the quilt (made by my great grandmother), the pennants (from my dad’s childhood room) and the stuffed cat/bear (Chris’ baby toy). If you ever find yourself in Shawnee, OK, make sure and go junk shopping. It’s totally worth the risk of being sucked into Shawnee’s black hole forever and ever.

So there you go… a very long tour of a very small room. If you ever come to visit, this room could be yours for the night! I’m pretty happy with the way it turned out…and maybe someday the Richard Nixon will take its rightful place at the end of the bed. Argh, how it haunts me!