Some Home Gods finds to show you. First the art. Guess how much?
Ok, I''ll tell you. $60.
And I figured out why when I got it to the parking lot. I have a big car, and there was still no way it was going in. Seriously, you'd need a van or truck to get it home. Or a seriously strong will.
Which I happen to have.
So I left my son with it at the car (don't freak - he's 13) and walked to the nearest CVS. They didn't have string, so I bought tape. Yep, I taped that baby to the top of my car and drove 20 miles an hour for 22 miles to get it home. My husband almost died when he saw it taped to the car. I guess it was dangerous, but I taped it pretty well, and in my defense, it didn't fall off. So, I rest my case.
Here are the accessories on the table under it, all from Home Gods, too:
I also found this art and the accessories all at Home Gods. I love the succulents at Home Gods. I'm not a fan of fake plants, but I swear, with these, you cannot tell. I'm going to frame the art, and the wall color is temporary:
BTW - that is the $900 table I got for $65 in the deal of a LIFETIME. (Remember, here?) It's actually pretty amazing - no assembly because it is all welded together, really well made, and HEAVY. It's tiny, but I almost can't lift it myself. Now, anyone who would pay $900 might be out of their mind, but it is pretty awesome and I LOVE that I paid $65 :)
And more art, still Home Gods, outside my bedroom. I love the colors:
And onto the big project - Ellie's room:
Here it was before. I loved this room - it's safe to say it was my favorite child's room I ever did. I poured my heart into it, hand painting the flowers on the walls, the knobs, a flower border on the crib when it was there, the stripes, etc. It was such a bright and cheery room:
But then she turned six. And had. To. Have. Pink.
But I did like that it was just pops of pink, and I loved this room, too:
And now, onto the last renovation of this room. Ever. (Do you hear me, Ellie?) This is her birthday present when she turns 9 in a few weeks. It was that or a puppy, so when she saw the photo of the built in bed and begged for it, OVER A PUPPY, I said yes faster than you can imagine. Here it is in progress:
Notice the carpet is new.
Here is the corner chair, still available from JM.
It was too green, so I spray painted it blue:
And here is the desk I did a while ago. Details here.
And this is the area rug to tie in the green from the windows:
(You can find it here)
The built in bed opening:
Here is the working plan:
And built but not painted (or done up - of course it will have curtains, accessories, etc). When its done, I have to go out on the roof outside her window to get a photo from far enough away to show the whole thing:
I love it because she has a cozy little sleeping and reading area, but also has a ton of space to play in the center of the room.
And she ADORES it, which matters most. She had her best friend sleep over in the pull out trundle the day it was built.
And finally, one quick thing I bought for my dining room - the tablecloth. Total impulse buy, and I know it's a bit weird, but I love it :) It's not shiny in real life, which is good:
I hope you enjoyed my updates. I have another big one coming - wainscoting throughout the entire foyer and upstairs hall, from the top of this post, painted, what else, white!
By FAR my favorite sale right now - love the new styles:
And for furniture - Hooker Furniture at great prices: