Reports of my disappearance are greatly exaggerated :)
This cute girl and this sweet chick can both attest to the fact that I am indeed alive and well! We had a fun girls' day out a few weeks ago. Naughty bloggers that we are, no photos were taken as proof. The only proof that I can show is my lovely new Blekinge White slipcover in our spare bedroom!
This is definitely the ultimate bargain at just a little over $43 (IkeaFamily price). Really, one could not even purchase yardage to make a slipcover for that amount.
And yes, that is a new feature wall color. This room is going through yet another transformation, as we continue to tweak our home and make it more suitable for us as empty nesters! (hint: it's sort of becoming a home office for Maurie) The color is Mesquite Tan by Glidden, which I found a sample for at WalMart, but they were able to mix it for me at Home Depot. The remaining walls and ceiling are just painted in Behr's Pure White, straight off the shelf, eggshell finish is my favorite.
A gallery is in the works too, and you can see that I haven't gotten very far! My grandmother's painting, an antelope head on a vintage sconce, and an empty frame. I have plans to hang a chandelier from the corner, and have a boxfull of vintage frames to be painted and filled with art. I'm taking my time with this transformation, rather than running out to get a bunch of new art that I might not care for later.
One thing that I knew I loved immediately was this great bamboo table that we found at a hotel furniture sale! These are so pricey online, and I was thrilled to find this one for only $20. I really intend to gild it, but for fall, I'm liking the dark finish.
These pillows came from my ancient stash of fabrics from back in my handbag-making days. I had picked up a few of the orange pillow slips from Hobby Lobby last year, they are the best bargain around! Just like the Pottery Barn jute-trimmed ones, but only $10, before you use your 40% off coupon :) The colorful rug was a steal at Ross, I think it was around $15. It's fun for fall and holidays, don't you think?!!
And finally, a festive bunch of cotton bolls in a vintage English ironstone pitcher! They were a find in Canton a few months back. They are pretty much the only fall decoration that made it out this year, oh well :)
Thanks so much for coming by, I hope you enjoyed seeing a peek of our bargain room update. We're working on the desk area and I hope to have some photos of that for you soon!
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