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Blue Velvet

Sofas leave me agog (total word of the day usage. Eh, eh)

It’s funny how things work in a way you hadn’t imagined. Cue in this picture:

That little rich, blue box stores some tea light candles and The Husband left it out one night when he was trying to get zexy with the lighting.

I knew I wanted to incorporate one more color into our already colorful living room, and since I already have these bowls

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on display, the blue box was the perfect accident. Now let’s turn this into something BIG. A blue velvet sofa is begging to replace our worn out, retro, pale green, too small to sit comfortably sofa, and I’m more than willing to oblige (not word of the day).

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Why yes, I would love to sit, drool and nap on you.

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I would make love on to this beauty as soon as the delivery people left.

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I’m not a girl, not yet a sofa.

Fine by me.

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Have a Happy Wednesday,

Irene Lovett

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Gardenhouse

The day after I blogged about patio inspirations for our backyard, Jen from Made By Girl blogged about Gardenhouse (she must be reading my blog. Ha, I wish). Gardehouse brings ultra cool, vibrant furniture to the outdoors (and indoors). Their “Vintage With a Modern Twist” tagline is basically my ethos, so it was pretty natural that I automatically love their collection.

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A glimpse at some of their indoor stuff.

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Sunday's to Relax

Sunday was dedicated to sanding a faux bamboo nightstand I bought at the Goodwill several months ago. The Sistah (brought an accent table) and BCF (sanded a chair) came over to get the (sanding) party started. I’ll admit, I didn’t know what the heck I was doing, nor did I bother researching what kind of sandpaper I would need to remove the gloss from my nightstand. Luckily, the BCF came fully prepared now that she’s a pro. She can add a stool, frame and chair to her resume and the fact that she can knock out pieces faster than I can find ’em, makes me wanna make her my business partner.

Take a look at what a mess we made we produced.

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Before                                                               After

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My sister does amazing work.

I sanded, primed and spray painted mine in a high-gloss black to try to achieve the look of most high-end bamboo pieces. The greek key-esque hardware allow it to appear more expensive than the $19 I paid.

Other faux bamboo pieces:

https://i0.wp.com/media.onsugar.com/files/2010/04/13/0/192/1922794/32489fc250a8a818_bamboodresser.preview.jpg

image via casasugar

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image via isuwannee

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image via theregencyfurniture

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image via decorpad

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image via cococozy

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More amazing bamboo chandeliers set in a bright and cheery workspace.


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Sunday’s to Relax

Sunday was dedicated to sanding a faux bamboo nightstand I bought at the Goodwill several months ago. The Sistah (brought an accent table) and BCF (sanded a chair) came over to get the (sanding) party started. I’ll admit, I didn’t know what the heck I was doing, nor did I bother researching what kind of sandpaper I would need to remove the gloss from my nightstand. Luckily, the BCF came fully prepared now that she’s a pro. She can add a stool, frame and chair to her resume and the fact that she can knock out pieces faster than I can find ’em, makes me wanna make her my business partner.

Take a look at what a mess we made we produced.

https://i2.wp.com/hphotos-snc3.fbcdn.net/hs603.snc3/31749_423736761762_608796762_5373508_2825881_n.jpg

Before                                                               After

https://i0.wp.com/theregencyfurniture.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/08/Earl-of-Warwick-Sofa-Side-Table-Ann-Getty-House-Collection.jpg

My sister does amazing work.

I sanded, primed and spray painted mine in a high-gloss black to try to achieve the look of most high-end bamboo pieces. The greek key-esque hardware allow it to appear more expensive than the $19 I paid.

Other faux bamboo pieces:

https://i0.wp.com/media.onsugar.com/files/2010/04/13/0/192/1922794/32489fc250a8a818_bamboodresser.preview.jpg

image via casasugar

https://i1.wp.com/farm5.static.flickr.com/4018/4259100707_cf8d0b5210.jpg

image via isuwannee

https://i2.wp.com/theregencyfurniture.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/08/Pair-of-Campaign-Etageres-Facon-Faux-Bamboo-Seller-Sabina-Danenberg-Antiques.jpg

image via theregencyfurniture

https://i1.wp.com/www.decorpad.com/photos/2008/09/18/7702e0dabdb0.jpg

image via decorpad

https://designstiles.files.wordpress.com/2010/05/beachbungalow8imperialtrelliswallpaperfauxbambootoleredchandelierwhitesaarinentablewestelmdiningchairs.jpg?w=199

image via cococozy

https://i0.wp.com/www.decorpad.com/photos/2010/03/16/851a19520adf.png

image via decorpad

More amazing bamboo chandeliers set in a bright and cheery workspace.


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