Thursday, February 20, 2014

Stairway to Heaven... or at least a pretty place!

So last year, I slowly started putting together my collection of ornate white frames in the stairway.  The collection actually morphed from being all frames to half frames, half mirrors as people started buying me pieces for my Birthday, etc.

However I sort of stalled with the project after the last piece - the Ikea Ung Drill mirror. After I got that bad boy sprayed white (which they now carry it in... sigh), I went to hang it and realized that: a.) There is not a lot of room for a ladder on the landing  b.) I am a bit too short to get it up to the height I want and c.) I am not entirely confident in my skills with a drill
So, until I can find a taller friend who is, to give me a hand, she'll be sitting where she is. 
(Hint, hint, if you are reading this Ryan, this is my official request....  ;)  )
But I also need to get some more frames (hopefully some larger pieces as well) and get this collection growing again.  Here are a few new options that I will be picking up in the next little while:
I'm not interested in the collage part, just the frame!
Anyone else know some great places where I can find similar frames/mirrors?
I'd love to fill the whole wall!
I'm open to suggestions! 

Sunday, February 9, 2014

HomeSense Finds from today!

I was out and about today trying to find a gift for a gf's bday and of course ended up at HomeSense. While I didn't find anything for her, if I had been in the market for some furniture, I'd have struck gold! Here are some of my fave finds for the day:

The Classic Barcelona chair done in this gorgeous brown leather would be perfect for a masculine space like a den! I even suggested it to a friend as a classier gaming chair for his space! :) 

Tons of pretty headboards in beautiful colors and of course, nailhead trim! Sadly, I do not have a standard sized bed...

Seriously thought about bringing this leggy beauty home with me! I need a lite pull up table for when I'm being lazy on the couch for keeping my drinks and cell close. This one takes up little visual space, but in faux bios is the perfect whimsical piece for my space! I'm keeping it in mind....

Another very masculine piece, this bench has worn weather and distressed looking wood! Perfect for a front entry or mud room! 

I of course LOVED these chairs! Perfect light grey, simple profile with nailhead! I wanted these! 

This seatee made me uber happy! Rustic whitewashed wood and the palest light bluet grey cushions with white piping! LOVE!  Would be perfect for the window alcove in my bedroom.... Just sayin! 

This little fella actually came home with me! Technically from Winners, I was inexplicably drawn to him. The gal at the til asked if I was in the beauty trade. Nope I said, just find him beautiful! I have no need for a glass head or a space for him, but the thought of putting him down once I'd picked him up felt wrong.... I'll share where he ends up when I decide. 

While priced a little high, I thought something like this wooden stool would be perfect for what I eventually envision my basement to look like if I ever finish it! Or start it for that matter...

Lastly, if I had a family and/or a mud room this would have come home with me in a second! Days of the week chalkboards for planning out your week's activities or menu. Plus little hooks that would be perfect for hanging pretty linen bags filled with any items you'll need for that upcoming day! Omg genius! 

Anyhow those were some of my faves for the day. What great finds have you seen lately?