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So how are ya?

You guys, I have seen Holiday decorations out!!  I can’t believe it’s already that time.  Already!!  (Breathing into bag.)  WTF?  And I had so many plans and projects and just STUFF that I wanted to get done before crazy times set in.  I’m seriously going to have to get into over-drive and sprint to the finish line.  I think I can do it… Affirmation, affirmation!

I’m close to finishing up the fireplace – I’m hoping that I’ll get a few quiet moments this week and then grout next week.  That’s the plan at least!  I would have gotten a lot more done if I hadn’t been scooping up awesome stuff all over the place.  Look at this dresser!!  The top is a mess, but there is so much potential here, amiright?  The biggest issue is that it smells smoky.  I’ve put a bowl of vinegar in the top drawer, but if you have any suggestions send ’em my way please!!

As if that weren’t enough, on the way to pick up the boys from school I found this chair at a Monday estate sale (I didn’t know those existed!!) for $3 DOLLARS!  I love it so much and now I just need 3 more to complete my set.  Of course, I didn’t notice a small hole in the rattan until I got home, but maybe I can fix it.  Have any of you tried that?  I can show you another photo once I clean it up, but she’ll be nice and pretty with a little TLC.

And the sofa is here!!  I need to take some photos and share but I kinda wanted to get new pillows first.  The old ones look so sad on the new blue beauty, Smirfette.  I was contemplating buying this fabric, had it in the cart and everything, but it’s dry clean only.

I don’t do dry cleaning.  But I’m tempted to buy it and just see what happens in the wash on delicates… would it bleed all over the place and snag and shrink??  What do you think?  Too risky…

Project Runway is in full swing and I am, OF COURSE, watching and loving every minute.  It’s the first time they have a set of twins on the show and it is pure t.v. magic.  They are so dramatic, so strange, SOOOOO annoying, everyone hates them, and I don’t ever want them to get kicked off!!

As a mother of twins, I’m so congniscent of weird twin behavior so we can nip any traces of it in the bud.  I tell them, “Knock that weird twin shit off!”  No, I don’t.  Well, not yet at least.  But if I had to, I would.  For humanity, y’know.

Speaking of Project Runway, did you know that they have a clothing line?  They do!  It’s a little…what’s the word? Much.  Like an off the shoulder bomber jacket…hmmm?  But I saw this sweater and it’s kinda speaking my morning drop off language!

I haven’t bought it because I’ve kinda been trying to curb my shopping habits.  I’ve been doing really well with the clothes stuff, but not so good with everything else.  Whoopsie!!  Before I started my whole embargo thing, I did snag this shirt –

But you guys, I haven’t worn it yet!  Do little kids know what AF stands for?  Like, can I wear this to pick up the boys at school or to the baseball field?  I NEED your help!!  Thoughts please!!

And that’s about it.

I’ll check in later!

Color Crush – Red Orange

Hi friends!

Yowza it’s been a long time since I’ve done a color crush.  And, you guys, I’m SO HAPPY to be seeing color again!  YES!!  I know that even I painted a few rooms white, but sheesh, everything white is just sooooo plain toast.  Y’know?  Finally some flava!

So, let’s just feast on this here color.  It’s so BOLD, yet classy.  My eyeballs are ALIVE!  And it ain’t boring.  Interestingly, I’ve seen the color only referred to as Red Orange… which is kinda weird.  Like, is it not worthy of a totally misprounceable name- WHICH IT TOTALLY IS.  ‘Cummon Pantone let’s aubergine the crap outta this color.  That being said… you know you’re looking at the right color when you’re thinking, “Is it red?  Or is it orange?”  It’s RED ORANGE!

And it is bad.  But in a good way.

The saturation of the hue really lends itself to being paired with blues.  It ain’t too shabby with neutrals either.  And yes, you guessed it, red orange looks pretty dope with red and orange.

Someone VERY interesting lives here.

Here too.  You get the idea.

That wall.  THAT FREAKING WALL.  It’s all kinds of awesomeness.

Today, I could use that wall color in my life.

Header – Elle Decor, OriginalsCulture Trip, Arts and Crafts Homes, Pinterest, Zumthor Residence, Roomed, California Home Design, Archilovers

A Rustic Kitchen Island!

Hi Guys!!

So, awesome news – I think I scored last week with an amazing find!  One that, sadly I can’t use myself, but that I can SHARE WITH YOU!  It’s a kitchen island!!  Aaaahhhhh!  It’s so purdy that I just want to stare at it all. day. long.

As you may know, I have a Chairish shop where I’ve been listing all the fun pieces that I can’t cram into my house.  Please follow me so you can be the first to see what’s new.  And, my friends, this beauty should be up there next week!!  Handmade, one of a kind, weathered to perfection.  LOVE IT.

So just for fun, I thought I would put her into some kitchens that are all over the inter webs and see how she would look.  (I did a bit o’ cutting and pasting, so it’s not perfect, but you get the idea!)  I especially think this piece is spectacular in a more rustic kitchen, but dang, all of these be looking good!  It’s really a perfect jumping off piece to design a whole kitchen around.  Here’s a bit of inspiration!  Enjoy!

 

Bright White Kitchen, Elle Decor Rustic Kitchen, Gingham Green Kitchen, Exposed Brick Kitchen, Black Ikea Kitchen

Do you love this island as much as I do?!?  I’m especially enamored by the wood covered screw holes and how the maker carefully selected some wood pieces that had holes in them – it’s just so special.