Tuesday, July 31, 2012

A day of freedom!

Hi everyone.
I hope your week is off to a good start.

Last Thursday I took a day off from work at the last minute and it was nothing short of fantastic. 
My friend Joanne came along for the day with me that started at Home Sense where I was stopped dead in my tracks when I spotted 2 of these incredible lamps. 
Just thrilled with my find, I immediately put a hold on them until the end of the day and off we went to our next shopping destination.

Grey and blue as you may have guessed is my favourite colour combination so I was sure this time of my choice.

If you recall, I purchased these two of these lamps also from Home Sense a while back and something was telling me that they weren't quite right for these rooms and  since I kept my receipt and all the price tags it was easy to return them for a credit.

Then we headed down the highway to the nearest Ikea about 30 minutes to while away the rest of the day. I found these great faux shells and beach bits and sticks that look great in some containers I already had stashed away. Yes, I know, I need a picture in my frame still.

  We had such a great time checking all the latest and greatest out but the main reason of the visit was for me to pick up two more Henriksdal slipcovered chairs for our dining room and I think they look fabulous around our antique empire table. One thing of note though, they reduced the price but they also reduced the quality of the slipcover which is disappointing, don't make out like you are saving us money if you are reducing the quality. Boo on you Ikea.
Of course the room is still in progress and this past weekend I did get another coat of paint on the walls, ceiling and crown molding in the stifling heat yet again.

I still have to paint my sideboard which will go against this empty wall opposite the fireplace and I know the lamps will look so pretty there. We took the chandy down so I could paint the ceiling and I have another coat to do before it goes back up.

I love this wall colour because it looks incredible no matter what the lighting is.

and I am pleasantly surprised how this free chandelier looks so perfect in here.

I still have much painting of trims and furniture to do but I will get there, slowly but surely.

and last but not least, how exciting is this, Todd has started on the built-ins I designed for either side of the sofa. Of course that means more painting for me!

Hope the rest of the week is full of sunshine and good times for you.


Anonymous said...

OMG! the picture of your dining room is exactly how mine looks oh no thats right just in my imagination boy do I love it! it is beautifulx

Anonymous said...

Now I could stare at that first picture of your dining room all day long..... that is one of the most beautiful rooms I've seen....exquisite and exactly what I dream ofx

Serendipitous Home said...

Oh anonymous, you are too funny and really are so sweet to say such nice things!
This is a simple room to duplicate so I say go for it!