Thursday, December 2, 2010

Sweet Nursery

I'm loving this vintage inspired nursery from Sara, who authors the gorgeous photography blog Sadie Olive.  It was recently featured on the front page of etsy and I can't stop thinking about all of the beautiful details that make up this space.  It has a peaceful,  lived in feeling to it, as everything has been collected over time with much thought.  When I read that Sara has just begun her journey to adopt a precious baby that will someday occupy this nursery, that made me love it even more.  You see, my husband and I are on that same journey, we have already gone through the home study process and are certified to adopt.  We are now in the 'waiting' stage, hoping that someday soon our dream to become parents will come true.  However, our 'nursery' looks more like an empty bedroom with a rocking chair and stacks of my husband's books covering the floor.  I think it's time for me to get crack a' lackin on my own nursery design...

I recently found this vintage printer's drawer at an estate sale.  I'm not sure if I'll end up using it in the nursery, but I do love how Sara filled hers with tiny treasures for her future tiny treasure:)

Isn't this nursery just precious?  You can check out the rest of the photos here.  Have a great weekend everyone!

Monday, November 29, 2010

Dollar Days

Who says a dollar can't get you anything these days?  Last week I bought each of these for a just one dollar on Goodwill's dollar day.  Can't beat that!

I see a lot of these tables on my thrifting adventures and usually pass them by, but this one was in great shape and had lots of cool details so I thought I'd give it a try.

I even styled it for my craigslist photo...I couldn't help myself

This wicker table doesn't look like much now, but once it gets a coat of black paint it will look brand new with a hollywood regency vibe.

This ottoman is a nice size but the fabric could use some sprucing up.

Parker doesn't seem to mind, this is his favorite new place to chill.

I'm hoping to sell all of these on craigslist, but I wouldn't mind too much if I had to keep the ottoman.  I could always make a simple slipcover for it for a quick fix.  I've been having good luck on my thrifting days lately, so I'll try to share some of my other finds throughout the week.  Happy Monday everyone! 

Monday, November 22, 2010

Progress...or lack thereof

We're still working on painting the new night stands...and by 'we' I mean my husband with no help from me whatsoever.  So sorry that I can't show any after photos yet, but I promise they're coming.  In the meantime, I keep seeing photos of stylish wicker throne chairs around blogworld which is making me want to keep the chair I found last week rather than selling it on craigslist.  Aren't these adorable?

Maybe I need to keep it for future children's rooms???

*via my chic abode, elements of style

Monday, November 15, 2010

Treasure Hunting

Last week I found a few great treasures while making my rounds, these being my favorites:

I found these chests at an estate sale, $45 for all three.  I've been looking for a new console for my back hall entry and the top chest is perfect for the space.  I'm going to use the other two pieces as my nightstands.  I can't wait to have all of the extra storage space, as my current ones are actually end tables with no storage.  I'm thinking of painting them classic Dorothy Draper style like this set from Pieces that sells for $3800...

My steal of the week was this wicker throne chair that I picked up for only $1!
Not sure what I'm going to do with it, but for a dollar, I'll figure something out.

We've started sanding and priming the drawers, hopefully I'll be able to share some "after" photos by the end of the week.  I can't wait to see how they turn out!

Friday, November 5, 2010

Black and White Friday

Fab  chair.

That is all.  

Happy weekend!

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Lonny Faves

I know I'm a little late to the game, but I finally got a chance to flip through the latest issue of Lonny.  As usual, it did not disappoint.  
Some faves...notice the color theme

What girl wouldn't want this dressing room?  The purse hooks are pure genius.