Sorry for the incomplete post yesterday on the calendars. It’s complete now and I suggest you go back and look at it. There are some new ones added like this one.
I like it a lot.
In other news, I’m on Instagram and forgot to tell y’all. You may have already figured that out after my Disney pictures and such. If you follow me you can find treats such as this delicious Little Debbie Christmas cake.
I love them so.
Marisa and I at Bug’s Life at Animal Kingdom.
We don’t think the lady meant to photobomb us and that makes me laugh more than if she did mean to. She did not appreciate our flash.
The photo below was my very first. It’s a shot of our living room you haven’t seen.
Lamp: Ralph Lauren Collection (TJMaxx), Placemats (Pier One), acrylic console (CB2), silver tray that the liquor is on (Goodwill), mirror tray (Target), coral placemats (Goodwill), ashtray inside of mirror tray (Goodwill), silver box on top of ashtray (JCrew gift box), bamboo luggage rack (Ross), curtains (JCPenney), green greek key trim on curtains (JoAnns)
You can follow me here. My handle is Rachael__Anne.
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Posted in DIY, Goodwill Hunting, Our House, tagged cleaning, clown, dining room, dust, dusting, Goodwill, light switch, living room, oversized plate, sanding the wall, trellis on March 5, 2012 |
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We got a lot done this weekend. We told the kitchen cabinet-maker to get real (more on that later), did some cleaning and even a few DIYs. A few days home will give a girl some energy.
First, our house was crazy dusty. It was sick. The Mister sanded the walls in our kitchen and had someone put drywall on the ceiling in our kitchen. (These things happened a few weeks ago.) So, the dust was plentiful. For example, this was The Mister after he sanded the walls.
He looks like a clown with his skin being pink from under the mask and everything else powder white.
Our dining room had the most dust due to its proximity to the kitchen and had become a holding room for kitchen essentials. These were our shelves.
So, we dusted the entire dining room and Windexed everything we could. Then, vacuumed and I mopped the wood floors. It feels pretty great. This week I’ll tackle the living room. I understand I’ll have to do this a few more times to really rid us of the dust, so I didn’t style the shelves and they’re acting as a pantry still, but it’s worth it. The Mister was so inspired he told that the light switch by our front door bothered him and he purchased an oversized plate for it.
Obviously, this is a temporary fix and we’ll have to sand the walls in our living room too – someday. We had to do it in our master bedroom and we’ll have to do it everywhere we repaint. Speaking of painting, I painted these recent finds from Goodwill.
I’m not sure what they were originally, but they will become trellises for some ivy. They were $3.99 and $5.99 at Goodwill. Score! I’ll share them later. Did you do anything fun this weekend? The weather was pretty great here, unusually warm, hence me deciding to spray paint.
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Recently, I decided to catch up on Effortless Style a blog by Camila Pavone. While searching I saw this photo of her office.
You may recognize the fabric from my folding screens. After some digging I found this post about reupholstering her loveseat.
We have a loveseat that needs to be reupholstered (you’ve seen it here, here and here) and I had considered covering it in Wonderland Pearl, but decided to use it on my folding screen instead. I love the fabric. I’ve been thinking about what else I could cover in it.
I’m still considering adding another panel to each section of my folding screens. I could go for more fabric in my room, yet a loveseat and a folding screen is a bit much.
Sarah Richardson ( we know I adore her) used it. Of course she did, because the fabric is awesome.
This photo is from Sarah 101. So far only two episodes have been shown on HGTV USA. The episode the fabric is seen is titled “Vibrant Living Room.” I was chaneling her. It’s a special talent.
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Posted in Fabric, Living, Living Room, Our House, tagged Dining Table, fabric, folding screen, living room, screen, teal wingback, tiger maple, upholstered, upholstered screens, wonderland pearl on May 20, 2011 |
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As you saw here I purchased fabric to upholster my folding screens and started to do so. The project is finished (for the most part) and I’m happy about it. Plus, The Mister hung the mirror I purchased to go between them. It’s been sitting around (literally all around) for weeks. However, he was anxious about hanging it due to its weight. So, here is one side of our living room.
- The brown pillow is half of a set I purchased. I plan to cover them in the black and white polka dot you see draped over the pillow in the chair on the right. The fabric came from my mother. She found it in the back of a closet while they were moving.
- The throws on the chairs were originally used in our sideroom. See that here.
- I planned to make a slipcovers for the wingback chairs. Discussed here and seen here. However, I find the teal acceptable in front of the panels. Additionally, I’m fearful of making a slipcover. I’ll do it – sometime.
- The rug is new. It’s a 5′x8′ West Elm jute rug.
- The table was a “let’s see if this works” and we think it does. My mother purchased it for me at an auction years ago. The Mister and I used it as our dining table in our apartment and for a while at the house. Typically, I don’t care for light woods. However, the tiger maple is really pretty.
- We did not paint the room, as I’ve said we may. I kinda like the green but I feel that a neutral may be a better choice. I’m on the fence.
Here is another view:
A “how to” is coming, promise. I’ve been waiting because I wonder if I should add a panel to each side. What do you think? Do two panels look odd? Like I put the chairs in a created corner? Would three panels on each side look better? Give it more dimension?
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Posted in Decor, Fabric, Other Blogs, Our House, tagged Aubrey + Lindsay, Calico Corners, fabric, folding screen, inspiration, living room, oriental screen, screen, upholstered, upholstered folding screen, Wonderland, wonderland pearl on March 24, 2011 |
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Dear Party People and Ladyfriends (also known as “lovelies”) -
I have big news. I upholstered our folding screen. It’s not put back together, it’s currently four panels leaning against the wall. However, I cannot help myself. I must share some photos.
The photo doesn’t do it justice.
The fabric can be found here but I purchased mine from Calico Corners. It was $28 a yard, just a few dollars more. I went to Calico Corners, asked for a sample and lusted over it for a week. When I purchased it I found out that the fabric is named Wonderland Pearl. Of course, I googled it and found that Aubrey + Lindsay’s Blog featured it here. That is where I found the online resource for the fabric, after I had purchased mine.
Now, back to the beauty that is mine.
Here are the first two upholstered screens beside the original screens.
After I was done with all four, I sat on the couch and stared at them while smiling like a goof.
Here are my fabric samples, my inspiration.
You may recognize the green fabric from this. I’ll do a breakdown of the pieces when I’m able to source them appropriate and am able to find their old price tags.
I’m so excited I almost asked The Mister to have it put back together for me when I get back in town. Then, I realized he’d need my help. Future post showing us putting the screens together will be up next week.
Your happy folding screen owner,
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