fab find friday: wicker stools

April 29, 2011

A while back, I posted about these , Overstock’s version of the Tolix stool, and how I lamented over them, eventually buying them for my kitchen.  They really were a great deal, but unfortunately, I thought they made my kitchen feel a little, well…cold.  I’ve always been a fan of these wicker ones from Pottery Barn:…

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DIY: “zinc” mirror

April 7, 2011

There’s something about crusty old zinc mirrors that stop me in my tracks.  The price tag, on the other hand, does not.  So I decided to try my hand at reinventing a wooden mirror I got at World Market a few years ago (to sit on my fireplace just until my wooden sunburst mirror from…

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decisions, decisions

March 31, 2011

Brooke and Cindy are two lovely ladies who have been the cause of much frustration around our house lately.  You see, we are in desperate need of additional seating in our family room.  Months back, we ordered two club chairs from High Point, waited six weeks for their arrival, only to have them delivered in…

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luxe for less: seagrass barstools

March 14, 2011

I’m currently working on sprucing up a kitchen for a first-time homebuyer who happens to love all things seagrass.  She’s had her heart set on these barstools from Pottery Barn, which would add just the right amount of texture and warmth to her mostly black and white kitchen… …but we needed four, and at $130 a…

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inspiration: skirted table

January 28, 2011

Lately, I’ve been completely obsessed with the clean, crisp look of skirted tables.  And, I have to admit, the extra storage underneath is an added bonus for me.  So, after painting the console table in my entry way four times and still not being satisfied with it, I decided to bite the bullet and make a…

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luxe for less: tolix stools

January 17, 2011

The hubs and I roll with a fabulous group of friends that gets together pretty much every weekend, so a fair share of hosting is done at our home.  Despite the large, open family room and eating area in our new house, though, everyone still loves to congregate in the kitchen. Normally, I couldn’t care less, but the…

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