March 16, 2009

Does reapolstering jump start labor?

I hope so!
So since baby Oliver doesn't realize how much fun birthday parties are, I have been keeping myself busy with this:

I found two wing back chairs on Craigslist for $20! This one which I refer to the boy and another one with curvier lines whom of course is the girl. Boy chair is currently under going some plastic surgery, when finished he will have a new chocolate brown fabric and bright white legs and I'm thinking him and his wife will look stunning in our soon to be sitting room/library! Oh I am very excited, and a bit nervous since I have never so much as sewn a pillow case before.

I will keep you updated as I go, here is what we have done so far:
  1. Pulled staples, one section at a time. This may seem easy enough, but it is VERY time consuming! We are using a flat head screw driver to loosen the staples and then a pair of needle nose pliers to pull them.
  2. Vacuum up bugs! We made the dreadful mistake of begining this project indoors and without bug killer by our sides. Who knew antique furniture could be so disgusting! I suggest keeping bug killer and the vacuum nose by your side, spray then suck! Other treasures we have found in our chair: hercules doll, dvd, hair brush...
  3. Trace fabric pieces onto our new fabric, cut out, and label where it goes. We are also sure to keep all other metal and cardboard pieces and label where we took them off (just in case).
  4. Sand chair legs and prep for painting.
So that's where we are so far on our waiting for baby project. I will keep you updated as we go so you can hopefully learn from my mistakes and perhaps even be inspired to do your own reapolstering project!

March 09, 2009

Happy Birthday Barbie Millicent Roberts!

80 careers and billions of shoes later, you're still looking fantastic!

March 08, 2009

When I think of cool, I think Paul Newman

So maybe this is just an excuse to post a picture of the late Paul Newman, but really he is the epitome of coolness. A few quotes from my favorite Newman film, Cool Hand Luke:
"that's my darling Luke. He grins like a baby but bites like a gator."
"Oh Luke, you wild, beautiful thing. You crazy handful of nothin'."

" Yeah, well, sometimes nothin' can be a real cool hand. "

Honorable mentions:

Clark Cable

"No, I don't think I will kiss you, although you need kissing, badly. That's what's wrong with you. You should be kissed and often, and by someone who knows how."

James Dean

"I didn't chicken. You saw where I jumped. What did I have to do, kill myself?"

March 07, 2009

Impress your husband...

and learn how to tie a tie. It will keep him guessing if you're actually a super hero.

March 04, 2009

"The world needs dreamers and the world needs doers. But above all, the world needs dreamers who do."

My favorite non-signed musicians!

Mario Cart Love Song

Hey Jude

March 03, 2009

Where have all the t.v.s gone?

Never a fan of displaying the television or any sort of electronics or their wires, I am on the search for what to do with my t.v. I immediately looked through my home inspiration binder, but no living rooms with televisions, then I went to my computer home photo files, hardly any televisions there either. Where is everyone hiding their t.v.s?? It's especially difficult because we have vaulted ceilings and I feel like a low console would just lead me staring at the blank wall above it. Here is what I have found so far, but I am still unsure.

A. Maybe my husband is secretly a carpenter and could make me some built-ins to put it in. How much do built-ins cost anyhow?

B. Classic black armoire. There happens to be one on sale at our local Rooms to Go for $499.00.

C. Modern white armoire from Ikea for $499.00.
D. Rooms to Go also had this console which the t.v. hides inside of it, then with the remote you can have it pop up. It is low, but since the t.v is hidden I can hang large art above it adding to the height. I don't like however how far it comes out. The one at Rooms to Go only had the middle section and it was in black at $999.00. This one is from here.
E. This is my favorite idea. Unfortunately, I have no idea where this or one like this is from. Does anyone know? But I like how it doesn't come out too far, but it is tall and wide, modern but not too modern.

Plans for the living room

Below is our new living room (with the old home owners decor).

I love the flooring and the fireplace! The television hole above the fireplace however, will be covered in asap. Which leads to the dilemma of where the television will go, that will have to be a blog all on it's own though! Now here are my plans for the living room:

A. Wall color is Nightingale from Benjamin Moore.
B. Two grey chairs facing the fireplace. These are on sale at Target, but I found them both for less than $150 at my local Target.
C. I already own these pillows. Found on Etsy, unfortunately the seller Dailybread Market no longer has an account. ($30 for two).
D. Yellow 8x10 rug from Pottery Barn to be bought. $169.00.
E. White cotton curtains, I purchased from Ikea three years ago at a whopping $19.99. They have these which are similar.
F. Tall black lamp, to go on the left side of the fireplace, I bought this one at Walmart, sorry it is no longer available. I am also looking for a small accent chair to go there.
G. Black pedastool table and white lamp to go next to couch on the right side of the fireplace. I purchased mine from Target last year.
H. Mitchell Bob and Gold Williams, Kate sofa. Placed along the right wall, facing the t.v. solution I have yet to find.
I. Leather ottoman to be used as coffee table.

March 01, 2009

Spring is in the air