200 Sold Items!!

Hello My Friends!

Guess what?!  I’ve hit my 200th sale on Chairish!  (As if you couldn’t guess from the title!)  And I’m beyond thrilled!  It’s so much fun hunting and selling and even meeting some great people all around the Los Angeles area.

I thought it would be cool to share with you my 10 favorite things from this lot of 100.  Obvs I LOVE everything I sell and want (desperately) to keep it all… that is not an exaggeration in ANY WAY.  I am literally just a 100 sqft from being a legit hoarder.  But I do sell stuff and THANK GOODNESS for that, because buying is my favorite!

In no particular order, here are my favorite 10 pieces that have sold in the last few months.

Yes, a set of 4 gorgeously lacquered Henredon caned chairs, complete with rosewood backs and brass legs ferules.  OBSESSED!

A metal guilt bookshelf with wooden shelves…. yes, please.  Is this not the epitome of Hollywood glam?!

I found this pair of custom upholstered headboards that were kept in storage and were never used.  I LOVE them!  And you may get a peek of them on the new show Ratched on Netflix, which is the prequel to One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest.  They were purchased by the set designer, so I can’t wait to see them again on screen!!

This is one SUPER BIG piece of art.  It is an abstract and was done on fabric – incredibly unique and I think, beautiful.  I originally wanted to hang it in my hallway, but it wouldn’t fit!!  It’s taller than I am with my arms up and I could not put my arms around it to lift.  This baby is a statement piece for sure!

I’m kinda smitten with wicker furniture lately and this one is seriously a favorite.  It has lots of storage and a pull out rack for hanging inside!!  I would put this in a nursery, but when I dropped it off it went in the living room.  And you know what?  I dug it!

Oh lovely, how I miss you.  This is a Fantoni glazed volcano lamp that is very collectable and very rare.  (Did you guys see the show Forever?  They had like 2 of them.  Crazy.)  This was purchased as a gift for a designer boss.  I wish I got gifts like these from my minions.  HA!!

Can I just tell you that this display cabinet is stunning in person?  The brass details and the simplicity of the square corners – Lovely.  I really, really like this and wanted to keep it.  But it’s big.  And mama needs the space for more treasures.  The funny thing is that I just about got it for free.  A few of the glass shelves broke after I purchased it, so they were like, just take it and we’re good.  Uh ya… we’re GOOD.

Oh boy.  When I spot something like this I know it’s a designer’s dream.  This is a worn leather bench with cast iron legs.  You CANNOT make this – you have to let it age and age and age and hope that it patinas in just the right way.  Thank my lucky stars, this one did.  I could totally see her in Ellen’s California ranch house and will forever think that’s were she is.

This is a Heywood-Wakefield bookcase with the most perfect proportions and angles.  You can’t see it here, but the shelves actually come out and wrap around the frame.  Anything by these designers is highly collectible, and their esthetic is just beautiful.  You could put this anywhere and it would look amazing.

Here’s a small, that’s easy to keep and hide, so I may forever regret selling it.  It’s a handmade lion face dish made in Italy in the 1960’s.  This one was PERFECT.  Wouldn’t it look so great on a nightstand?!?

Now before I start bawling my eyes out, I figured that I’d show you a few runners up… which let’s be honest are totally my favorites too and I HAD to include!!

An Italian marble table by Drexel, a FABULOUS custom pillow in Clarence House’s Jambala fabric with silk fringe, handblown neon yellow glasses and a handmade iron and glass table.

It’s been so much fun meeting people and seeing what they’ll do with the pieces I find.  I even had a celebrity pick something up.  Seen this face before?

The buyer was like, “my friend Tom is going to pick it up.”  You mean Tom Everett Scott… who I totally asked if we knew each other.  Turns out I knew him, but he’d never met me.  Hahaha!

I also got to meet Emily from the Guilded Hearth, who is gorgeous and talented!  Check out her projects for lots of inspiration, or heck call her if you need a designer!

That’s all for now.  Back to selling!!

Trim Done in the Boys Bath

Hello there!

I’m slowly making progress on the bathroom.  It’s just crazy how long this trim has taken me to paint!  I always think things are going to take an hour and then, BAM, 4 hours later…. I’m scratching my head, like wtf???

Okay, so it hasn’t been exactly 4 hours… but it FEELS like 4 hours.  And when I only have 20-30 min here and there…  Well, you get the idea.

I decided to go with the Cameroon Green paint color.  Aaannnndddd, I decided to paint the window sill (even though my lazy butt really didn’t want to).  I bought a quart of high gloss for the trim and the walls will be an eggshell finish.  As you can see I even painted the ceiling!!  And I put up the tape.

Damn gurl.

Moment of truth?

I’m kinda panicking.  Is it TOO green?  Is it too dark??

AHHHHHHH!!!

Alas, I’ve decided to continue with the original vision… I mean, I already bought the paint and what’s another few hours of my life wasted, right?!?!?  You know who convinced me?

You’ll never guess.

Taylor Swift.

If you haven’t seen the Me video, you must go NOW and watch!!  What am I saying?  Of course you’ve seen it.  Okay, so you know the first part where they’re fighting and the cat is watching them??

Do you see that wall color?!  Gah!

Look what you made me do.

It’s like she’s trying to tell me something.  Lol!!  Paint your walls green and it will be beautiful.  So, I’m going to paint ’em up and then see what I can do to bring in the warmth… I know that if I get the balance right it will be good.  Very good.

That’s it for now peeps.

Stuff that I’ve Lived with and LOVE!

Hi Friends!

Don’t you just love it when your friend gives you a great tip on a new product??  I DO!!  So I figured that I would share a few items with you that I have been using and (more importantly) loving for the last 4+ months.  These are all awesome, said with my hand over my heart… Pinky swear!

For the Home…

-The pan, I actually purchased at Costco, but it’s no longer available on their website.  It’s perfect for my family of 6 and I literally leave it on the stove because I use it for just about every meal.  I was sick of teensy pans that just weren’t large enough to cook a crap load of food in for my sons that have never-ending appetites. This one is fantastic!  It’s easy to clean, cheap and heats up really well.

-That iPhone case is not only super cool (my 14 year old cousin approves) but it’s like a pillow around your phone… that you can stare at for hours.

-If you’re wondering why I didn’t have one of these colanders, I thought the same thing once I started using one.  It’s so handy!  I nabbed mine at an estate sale for $4 brand new, but would totally pop for it from a store.  It makes washing salad and fruit stuff SO much easier.

-That mini humidifier was on my holiday list and I use it everyday.  I love it!  I put in a few drops of essential oil and plug it into my computer… it smells nice and adds a bit of moisture to my work area.

-Okay.  That ice machine is da bomb.  Ya, I just pulled out the 90’s lingo.  DA BOMB.  I bought it in 2016 and used it for parties, which was really helpful for drinks and keeping stuff cold.  Then about 8 months ago our freezer ice maker broke and we’ve been using this 24/7.  Like, we NEVER TURN IT OFF.  It’s still going strong.  It’s easy to clean and WORKS GREAT.

For the Body…

-Need the perfect jeans to wear with sneakers?  These are it!  They fit great, not too wide leg, not too skinny and they’re so cheap!!  Go!

-These Gap featherweight shirts are my FAVORITE layering shirts.  They’re fitted, but comfortable because they’re so, so, so soft.  I have almost all the colors and I still WANT MORE.

-About 2 years ago I got a Birchbox membership and this Beauty Protector Detangler was one of my first samples.  That was not an accident, people.  This stuff hooks you!  It’s better than any leave-in spray I’ve ever tried and even though I no longer get Birchbox, I still buy this and probably will, forever.

-This silk eye mask with copper was also on my holiday list.  I use it every night and it’s soft and very relaxing.  I don’t think it helps with wrinkles, but it does help me sleep better, so maybe?

-The best for last?!?!  OMG, I’m obsessed with this dermafoliant scrub.  In early December my girlfriends and I went to a fancy spa, and the tech told me to buy this asap… that it would change my skin.  I was skeptical, but wow, this stuff is incredible.  I now want everything made by Eminence.  It’s sold on Amazon, which is also so convenient.   If you buy any of my recommendations, make it this!!

1. Gap Featherweight Shirts, 2. Eminence Dermafoliant, 3. Small Humidifier, 4. iPhone Case, 5. Sleep Mask, 6. Beauty Protect & Detangle, 7. BR Bootcut Jeans, 8. Tramontina Large Pan, 9. Stainless Colander, 10. Ice Machine

Bubble Mask, Rosehip Oil

And since I’m imparting my wisdom, here’s one for all the sports fan moms out there!  Ok, not just moms, but anyone who spends a considerable amount of time near dirt and sun.  On an average weekend, I’m at the field about 5-6 hours a day between practices and games.  Last summer, I was going crazy trying to find a face wash that would get rid of the dust from the field, in a gentle way.  You guys, I was struggling with this… it’s like I always felt that there was dirt on my face.  The cleanser was either too rough and would rub the dirt in, or it was too watery and didn’t get rid of it.  THIS IS THE COMBO!  I use this mud as a cleanser.  It’s so soft and silky on your skin, the bubbles are fun AS HELL and best of all, it gets rid of the dust and dirt like nothing else!!  (I use a face wipe to take off some mud before rinsing so that process is even easier.)  Then I pat in this Rosehip oil.  I didn’t know this before, but just learned, that Rosehip heals the skin after sun exposure, so it’s literally the best thing to put on your skin after a day of sun.  Boom.  I’m a genius.

Try it and let me know what you think.  I’m predicting we will be besties after.

Anyhoo, just some fun stuff that you can feel zero guilt about buying.  I get nothing from referring you, so it’s just out of the goodness of my heart.  Wink!