Sunday, April 25, 2010

Hello

Beware- I tend to ramble! I am attempting to make up my severe lack of posting with a post full of fun stuff! I have been busy- work and weddings and MARKET! I spent a few days at the High Point Furniture Market for work this past week and had an AMAZING time! It was unbelievable how the small town of High Point, NC comes alive for 2 weeks out of the year- packed with showrooms of companies all over the world. I am going to show a few of my favorites a little later, once I go through all the pictures!

Before and After:

A few weeks ago- my man and I went thrifting and I picked up a small table for $5 dollars. I love using paint to make tired pieces come alive and modern. I have found that a lot of people are scared to pick up pieces that need some TLC in fear that they might ruin it. My strategy is viewing such fails as a learning experiment. If I happen to pick up a piece that is beyond repair and i spend time on it- I am really learning a lot with each piece. Some of my past fails have taught me how to lay tile correctly, that you really do need to sand in between each coat of paint, and that lacquer is not easy to get off! So don't be scared to tackle that project! The fails make you better!

Before:


Look at the fun detailing.... ummm yucky.


After:
A little sanding and some turquoise paint, and TaDa!


Right now its residing in my reading corner in my bedroom- the color makes me happy.




Also on the agenda for this weekend, herb garden! Growing up, we were organic before it was cool to be organic- we always were growing herbs and vegetables in our tiny yard, so I am accustomed to having fresh herbs to cook with. So now that I have my own house (or apt., but my own domain none the less) an herb garden ( the word is a little strong, its more like an herb pot) was a definite. I decided to start small- to not freak my husband out with a porch full of growing things, so I started with my number one necessity- basil. Adding with a little parsley and mint- we are on our way to being major green thumbs one day.


We do have more pots on the porch with the other herbs, but they weren't as pretty as the basil.

Isn't my view pretty? I love how close our apt is to everything we need, but still we have some privacy, we don't have to sit on our porch and stare out a a parking lot. We spend a lot of nights on the porch drinking wine, watching the sunset and just hanging out.


Have a wonderful start to your week, and I'll post soon on my Market finds, along with some TJ Maxx steals!

2 comments:

Riley said...

LOVE your cute turquoise table! It is perfect there!

Rebekah said...

I like what you did with your table! very cute!
Ever tried making a margarita pizza with the basil? Delicious!
Ya'll do have a nice view from your apartment. :)

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