Thursday, February 14, 2019

Simply Blessed and Rosemary and Mint

I found these sweet DKNY drapes at Home Goods.  I love the little buttons on the pinch pleats.

I also ordered this Simply Blessed sign off of Etsy to hang over my window.

The room is awaiting the sectional to arrive on Saturday.  Yeah!!!
Then I think this room will really pull together nicely.
No sun today for a good picture. :(
With the house facing East I usually get great sun in this room for the better part of the day. 
Not today when I would have loved that for a good picture!

I also wanted to share this sweet smelling candle I got at Pier I the other day.

It is a combo of Rosemary and Mint.  Oh my it smells so fresh and wonderful throughout my whole house.

They have several combo scents but this is by far my favorite.  Their candles are 2 for $20 which is so reasonable.
I love the soft and fresh garden smell this gives to my whole house.

I will be back when the sectional arrives and I can get more decor up on the walls to show you the living room hopefully all pulled together.

Leaving on Saturday to take a girlfriend trip to Michigan. 
We will leave early Saturday morning and take a ride to my favorite shop The Found Cottage.
The Found Cottage has opened up a sister shop next door with lots of one of a kind vintage and wonderful treasures. 

I cannot wait to go and see what that is all about.

Hope to find some treasures for the new living room on my trip.

I love a girlfriend trip.  We will have 2 hours in the car to catch up with each other and then some wonderful shopping and great lunch together.

The weather is suppose to be clear and lots of sunshine for our trip.

Saturday, February 9, 2019

Letting Go

Good Saturday Morning sweet blogging friends.

Today's post is about letting go of a vision and moving on to see what might work next!

As many of you know I have been trying my hardest to make the tiny corner of my living room into a dining area.  

The answer seemed to be going in the direction of a banquette.  

Inspiration picture from Ballard Designs

This was my first attempt.  Just was not what I was wanting.  Sooooooo.......

I found this piece for $40 dollars on Offer Up.  Terry thought he could cut it down to fit the spot and we would work from there.

It easily came apart for Terry and his trusty tools to try and make it fit in the space.

Re making the back pieces to fit.

Adding new fun legs to the base looked great too.
I was excited this might work.

I started to add the foam pieces to cover the wood.

This is where we ended up.  NOPE!!!

With adding fabric in a neutral and then thinking about painting the legs and base just was not felling right. 

It looked like a booth in a restaurant and not what I had envisioned.

This is where I am at now. 

I have thought about adding some kind of wall ship lap or find an antique head board etc. to make this look more finished.

It just was not going to be what I envisioned.   I also want this to be comfortable to sit.

So my new vision is to find a settee for this space against the wall and then maybe a couple of fun chairs.

This is my friend  Des's loveseat/settee.  This is an inspiration photo for me to find just the right settee.  I have always loved this piece she has in her home.

This is another inspiration photo from Miss Mustard Seed Interiors.

I love this piece she did with her chippy paint technique.  I love the deconstructed look of this piece too.

I found a talented girl in Michigan near the shops I love to frequent. I contacted her and she said she would work with me on  a slipcover over a settee. 

I also reached out to my slipcover angel Lisa from Fabric's 8 for a price quote for her to make one too.

I just have to find the right settee.

I love the box pleat on this with some of the fun leg showing.

This is a sample of a settee I can buy on line fairly inexpensive and then have a slipcover made for it.

This is one of the looks I could get too.

Now I just have to find the right settee.  I wanted to get one already done but The Found Cottage where they carry a lot of these pieces have sold all of what they had.  :(  

I will hunt down a small settee and then see about having a slipcover made for the piece.
I think this will be the best solution for this small corner space.

Stay tuned I will keep you updated on what I might find.

If any of you know of anyone that is selling a slipcovered settee like my inspiration pictures please let me know.

I have exhausted all my connections here of shop owners etc. to find one already done.  

I think I am going to have to find a settee on line and then have a slipcover made for it.

Good News!!!! Pottery Barn called and they set up delivery of my new sectional for next Saturday.
Yeah!!!! Hopefully then this room will begin to feel like a cozy spot in my house.

Have a good weekend.
Hugs to all of you.

Friday, February 1, 2019

Vintage Window Dressing Valentine's Day DIY Gift

Happy Weekend Everyone.

We are finally coming out of the brutally cold days here in Illinois.  It was unbelievably frigid.

We were 26 below with a wind chill of -50 below for two days and now we are climbing back up and will hit 55 here on Monday.  So crazy here. 

 We go from one extreme to another.  
Welcome to Midwest Winter!!!!!

I wanted to share my old vintage farmhouse window.  Terry got her to fit in side of the regular window in my living room.  Then I thought she needed some pretty bling on her.

Added some faux floral to give her some bling.

Still waiting on good ole' Pottery Barn to finish up my sectional and set up delivery.  Hopefully soon.

  It seems like forever when you are waiting on something like this.  It has only been 4 weeks but feels like more.

We will pick up the banquette I found on Offer Up tomorrow morning.  Then Terry and I can start to work on that piece.  Hoping that the new re loved corner piece will work out great and give me my seating and the look I want in this room.

Valentine's DIY!!!

  I saw this on Pinterest and thought it was a great idea for blinging up a Valentine's Day Gift. So I gave it a try.

I got the adult kiddo's their favorite box of chocolates and added a little fun to some of the candy spots.

I used money and lottery tickets in place of some of the chocolates.  Hmmmm where do those chocolates go that were in those spaces?!!!

Tied them off with plastic and a sweet ribbon and there you have a great Valentine's gift with a little added surprise inside.

Have a good weekend.  Hope to get the banquette done to show you next week.