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Bar Stools and a Dilemma…maybe…

Hi!

Man, I am tired this week.  Can I get an Amen?!

Well, at least the work week is over and I’ll be able to rest a bit.  Uh, yeah right!  That was a good one!  4 kids = no rest EVER.  At least they’re cute!  And funny.  They ARE pret-ty fun-nay.

You know what else I’m tired from?  Searching the amazing world wide web for a bar stool that I just cannot find.  Grrrrrr!!  Maybe one of you will have better luck?  I know Laura, yes you girl!, is awesome at the searches.  I need your help!

See these stools?  I’m kinda dying for them.

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Where are you hiding my pretties???

Are you in need of some bar stools?  First off, you’ve got to measure to see how tall you need those suckers.  I saw this on Pinterest and it’s very handy.

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Bar Height Bar Stool – Check!

Do you see how these stools completely make these rooms?  I know that I haven’t given bar stools much thought myself, but honestly they can transform your space.

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There are SO many choices, it’s seriously overwhelming!  I think I went a little cray searching, but chances are that one of these I found might be just the chair you’ve been looking for!  And I didn’t really stick to a budget per se, but I found that bar stools are actually pretty affordable.

Just promise me one thing?  Don’t go for the cheapie leather look?  And don’t just get what’s on sale?  Oh, wait.  That’s two, but whatever!  Find the perfect stool and then… well, just marvel at your awesomeness!

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Tam Bar Stool – $219.99

 

 

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Leather Tall Bar Stool – $279

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Sleek Stool – $159.00

 

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Rejuvenation Walnut Bar Stool – $529

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Schoolhouse Bar Stool – $159

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Breuer Cane Counter Stool – $195.99

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Normen Chair – $174 

 

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Kendall Bar Stool – $138

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Onda Bar Stool by DWR – $339

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Industrial Rotating Barstool – $54.95

As for where I stand on this whole bar stool debacle?  Still standing, actually!  I’ve not found “it” yet… or have I?  I’m just completely overwhelmed and unsure.  I was hoping for something with unique legs, and a back…not too industrial, not formal, comfortable, vintage perhaps.

I’d love to hear your suggestions!  I even saw these on ebay…

$_57Kinda cool, huh?  Local so I could swing by and pick them up.  But maybe too bachelor pad?

Anyhoo, have a great weekend y’all!  And if you see something fabulous in the bar height category think of your ol friend over at TheCreativeWe!

Happy Creating!  Jessica

 

C-Tables for the Family Room

Hola Amigos!

Ya gotta love a 3 day weekend, but man does time get away from you!  It’s already the end of the week and I have accomplished zippo.  Well, actually I did fix a sprinkler head… that I broke on Sunday.  Seriously, I think most of my time is spent on fixing stuff that went wrong or just maintaining the things that I like!!

As some of you know, the one room challenge is fast approaching.  I’ve all but committed myself to making over my family room space.  We are in there all the time and it really needs a bit o’ TLC.  So, with that in mind (and trying to be proactive) I’ve begun looking for two C-tables.

Do you have any in your house?  A coffee table is cool and all, but C-tables are so fantastic!  They’re exactly the right size for noshing on the sofa and enjoying a cup of tea.  Way back when, I used to have a little table for this very purpose, that my husband hated and I adored…anyway, that table was the first casualty of having children in the house.  It broke after a rough toss (as did my heart).

Sadly, that was years ago and no table has made me pull the trigger yet.  But maybe one of these will??  What do you think?  Am I missing a C-table option that you think should be on the list??  SPILL!

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Siena – $199.00

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Teak Side Table – 119.99 

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Tray Table with Drawers – $59.99

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Peekaboo Clear – $179.99

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Adjustable Laptop Table – $149.99

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Lumisource Zenn – $73.99

Truth be told, I do have a favorite in the bunch.  Can you guess?  I’m super digging the Crate and Barrel Siena, choice numero uno.  I think it will age well… I certainly don’t want another heartbreaking experience.  Once I commit to a C-table, it’s going to be for the long haul.

Happy Creating Peeps!!  Ciao, Jessica

 

 

Can your room be inspired by Heidi Klum?

Is it weird that I think about Heidi Klum?

I’m not much into models, actresses or reality celebrities… but oh, do I like me some Klum.  She’s just… she’s just so cool.  When I grow up, I want to be like her.  Well, I want to be like her on the outside, for sure!!

What do I gravitate towards?  I love, love, LOVE her everyday style.  I like Heidi the most when she’s out with her kids, being a normal person.  For some reason (crazy me!!) I feel like I could maybe come close to her style with some effort.

What do you think?

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Ya, I could do this.  I could rock a mixture of stripes.  Or hey, I could just do this…

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I’m definitely better at this, than I am at getting my hair that frizz-free!  Wow, it’s so smooth.

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She’s the total cool-girl, who’s also nice.  Kinda like myself 😉

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Pink and red?  That ain’t no thang for Ms. Klum.

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When she mixes patterns, that’s my favorite.

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Can someone please find me this scarf???? I need.

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Side note – Cactus flowers are amazing, huh?  I think I need those, too.  Who’d da thunk?

Inspiration is everywhere!  A favorite outfit or style icon can give us some new ideas about how to mix fabrics and what kind of vibe we’re most comfortable in.

So, dish.  Who inspires your style?  Has it changed your interiors?

Have a great weekend!!  Happy Creating, Jessica