Tuesday, August 18, 2009

A Little Bit of This and That

I've been wanting to do this for a loooong time.


I finally found a pair of wrought iron brackets that I liked (on clearance no less) at Hobby Lobby. I've had them for a couple of weeks and Mr. PD surprised me (cause I had already given up) by putting them up when I was out one night. basically we have a huge cased opening going from the living room to the dining room. I love the way it really adds a special touch to the opening. I love it!

These brackets normally cost $9.99 each. Even with my 40% off coupon (and going back twice, cause they only let you use one coupon at a time) they would have been $12. Now $12 isn't all that bad but I just couldn't justify spending it on something that wouldn't get any actual use. I finally stumbled upon these in the garden clearance fro $2.44 each! i love the look and it makes me so happy to see them in my doorway/cased opening. Now that I have them I think that $12 would have been worth it, but I'm also glad I got them for $5 saving myself $15 from the regular price!

Did you notice the pie safe in the previous picture? Are you getting bored of my pie safe yet? Well I found the ca-utest wrapping paper at Hobby Lobby the other day. I even paid full price for it ($4.99) because it was the last roll and I didn't have my 40% off coupon with me. It is a dark brown toile print featuring the cutest nursery rhyme art I have ever seen. Nursery rhymes? What am I 3? Yes I know a little childish but I love it. My kids love it too and love to point out their favorite ones and recite the rhymes. Besides, once the pie safe is full of display items it won't be as noticeable.

ugh I need a better picture
What do you think? is it an improvement or not?

Don't fret all you "natural wood is better" people (Mr. PD is one of those) it's just stuck up there with tape and quite removeable! Which is great for when I get bored of it. I stil haven't decided if I like it or not.

Oh and I stuck my new (thrift store $6) ladder back chair in there just to show it off. I actually got 2 of those chairs to be at the head of my new dining room table. I'll be painting them black soon to coordinate with my other chairs. I had planned on getting another 2 matching chairs at IKEA this weekend, but lately I'm into "no matchy matchy." I'm starting to see the beauty of mismatched decor.

On Saturday I placed an order with SewDearlyLoved on Etsy. And guess what I got on Monday? Talk about speedy delivery!


Aren't they gorgeous? I'm loving the Joel Dewberry print (blue and red) but also loving the Heather Ross orange seahorse print and let me tell ya I'm not really a fan of orange.



Oh one more thing. I'm extending the Photography-along Lesson 1 for another week. I've heard from few people that will be joining me at the end of the week.


later,

4 comments:

Kris said...

I love your new ladder back chair! I have two that were hand-me-downs and really want to find 2 more to go with them.

I just took pictures for the photography-along so watch for the post. I'll also put them on flickr. Thanks for the extra push, it was just what I needed

Shiree said...

what a great use of your wrought iron, looks great.

Melvin said...

Its looks great...
I like your blog...
Thanks for sharing...
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YankeeQuilter said...

I like the paper backing in the pie safe...brightens it up a bit. What is it with guys and wood thing?