Archive: February, 2012

February 19, 2012

Chairloom, Furniture Makeovers

What are your favorite decor websites? Ever since I discovered Chairloom I am a bit of a stalker. They also have the best Facebook updates, you MUST FOLLOW! When it comes to a full furniture makeover, Chairloom does it like no one else.

I am anxious to have some of my own chairs made over – hopefully in the next month so stay tuned. In the mean time, here are just a few of my favorite before & after pieces.

& this is a before/after of their new showroom in Ardmore, PA. I cannot wait to visit!

February 16, 2012

Living Room Purchases

I made the drive up to Morristown NJ this morning (about 1.5 hours!) to check out some chairs that I’ve had my eye on.  Lee Dowdy Antiques has some amazing things & affordable prices. I ended up purchasing the 2 pink chairs ($399 for both) & on my way out I saw these AMAZING mirrors that I had to purchase (for $125 each I could not resist!)

I cannot wait to get the mirrors hung. I am hoping to put them on a wall near the back entrance right by the powder room. What do you think? Are you willing to spend more on one of a kind pieces/antiques?

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February 14, 2012

Louis Style Chairs

1, 2, 3, 4, 5

Here are a few pieces that I am thinking about for the dining room. I am pretty focused on chairs at the moment. I’ve decided on a dark color upholstered dining chair. I think it will be a nice contrast to the white/grey walls plus spills/dirt will be less noticeable. I’m hoping to find a louis style chair in purple or black. & maybe louis style arm chairs at the heads of the table? Not quite sure yet!

I threw in a brass shelf and beautiful bench that I would love in my living room. I could browse eBay for hours!

February 13, 2012

New Table

A few photos of our new dining table. It is the 17TH C. MONASTERY DINING TABLE from Restoration Hardware. I was nervous about how it would look but am so relieved…I love the antique grey tones of it with our dark hardwood.

It will be so nice to serve dinner on a larger table. No more running out of space!

So, next up: dining chairs. I have 2 picked out…will share tomorrow.

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February 10, 2012

Purple Dining Chairs

After seeing the purple chairs at Homegoods a few days ago, I have purple on my mind. I actually went back to see them. I was thinking that I could add a nailhead trim around the seat of the chair to give them some oomph! Here is another pic of them:

Unfortunately, when I went back to take a look I saw that the fabric was really snagged on one of the chairs. It was a really cheap fabric. I think I’d rather have velvet or even a faux leather! So, I am back on the hunt for chairs.

Samantha Pynn Inc

painted chairs with nailhead trim by Samantha Pynn Inc

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February 9, 2012

Dining Chairs

I stopped in at HomeGoods yesterday and was surprised at the cute selection of dining chairs. My new table is going to be delivered tomorrow and I have no idea what kind of chairs that I want. I kind of love the style of the 2nd chairs, the color of the purple chairs, and the detail of the nailheads on the 4th chair! All 3 of the chairs (minus the 1st ones) are only $149.99 each!

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February 8, 2012

Roses & new mirror for office

Rex & I stopped at produce junction this morning (one of my FAVORITE places). One of these days I will have to bring my camara with me. Anyway, they have beautiful (& CHEAP) flowers and plants as well as a farmers market. I picked up 2 bunches of roses for $12 total. I just finished a little arrangement for my office. I am hoping some new decor and lots of fresh flowers help to inspire me to get back to work.

I also hung a new brass looking mirror that I purchased from One Kings Lane (only $50!) I think it looks much better than the mirror i had previously hug there. I am waiting on a small brass table/bar cart to arrive that will go along the wall under the mirror and will help to hide all of the cable cords.

a few more details:

February 6, 2012

More Tufted Sofa Inspiration

More tufted sofa inspiration via pinterest. The thing I don’t like about pinterest is that it is often hard to track down the original source of the photo!

I think my favorite room is the 2nd to last one from Elle Decor. The room has lots of cool colors and patterns and seems like it would be child friendly (not show dirt!)

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