Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Busy Sewing

 picture from Apartment Therapy
I keep thinking I will post on the weekends and for the past 3 weeks it just hasn't happened. I've been taking sewing classes on Saturdays at the fab Stitch Lab here in Austin. I am a complete beginner at sewing & it has been really fun!  I will upload photos of the few things I made this week. My fabric obsession is only going to get worse now that I can (kinda) sew.  I even bought this sewing machine http://www.sears.com/shc/s/p_10153_12605_02016231000P   this past weekend so..holla!

Monday, March 15, 2010

Bigger House=More Stuff

Lately I've been dreaming of a bigger home.  Not because I need one, but because I want to buy more furniture. I know, it is a sickness.  Here are some Austin Craigslist finds I would buy for my "new house".

$40!!! Reupholster with a fabulous fabric & put in the office.

$195 Henredon Dresser. Great quality piece & has dividers in top drawers.

$60 faux bamboo standing mirror. Who doesn't need one of these?!

$199. Not cheap for really nice. Chinoiserie beauties. I like the lines on these.

$800 Chesterfield Sofa! Great condition & timeless.

$75 vanity bench with awesome legs.

$60 bench for the entry. Make a pillow for the seat with cool fabric. Adorable!

$30!!!! Take white stickers off, give it a good cleaning & use in office or living area. So cool.

$150 70's Bar Cart. Talk them down in price. What a beauty.

$10 for all three chairs! Recover seats & possible repaint? Odd number but I like the look of mixing dining chairs. Plus, the price & the cute curve of the seats. I am a sucker for all things cane, bamboo, and cheap.

Ok, there is tons more on CL I could decorate my fictitious large house with, but I have to stop somewhere.

**Disclaimer: Did not list all great finds because want them for myself. 

Friday, March 5, 2010

The Powers of Paint

I am going to attempt to start painting the living room/kitchen area this weekend.  I've had the same yellow/gold paint on the walls for about 4 years & have really tired of it.  I want something that is more neutral & modern so that I can switch things up in there as time goes by.  I'm also in the process of reupholstering two chairs for that area in a cherry red fabric so with all of that in mind, I've chosen Benjamin Moore November Rain:

The color looks different on my monitor but it is kind of a greenish gray color that looked warmer than the other 3 paints I put on the wall.  I wish I could go a little bit darker & grayer but my house is pretty dark & I have dark wood furniture so I think this color will do the trick! Hope to post some pics soon.