One day, shopping for stuff I didn’t need, I stumbled upon these:
You can’t tell tell from the above photo, but these letters are BIG. Like really big. I’m sure you’ve all see the little ones at Anthropologie, but have you seen the big guys? They are over 2 feet tall and make a statement. I have one and it’s one of my favorite, favorite home accessories. It’s modern, but traditional and totally versatile – so my style. Here’s my “N” and I’ll be revealing where he resides very, very soon!
One last thing – since wedding season is here, I wanted to mention these make wonderful wedding gifts. Sure, they are a little hard to wrap, but I think it’s a no-fail and unique gift that any bride would love to put in her new home.
Remember last week’s post on our two-toned house? Well, I have bad news. The south side of our house looks even worse! How is that possible? Not only do we now have mismatched shingles (we had to replace a number of them), but the siding that is still alive has been scraped. And it’s ugly.
I think the worst part is about all of this is that we are putting the exact same style shingles back on our house, and to tell you the truth, I’m not a fan. But, I’m also not a fan of forking over tens of thousands of dollars for a new exterior, so I’ll live with what we have:).
And if wishes were fishes, these are the type of shingles that makes me SWOON.
Image from Urban Grace Interiors
So for now, we’ll just keep scraping and painting and hopefully make a small dent in this patchwork problem. One thing’s for sure…I’m really tired of painting.
Trunks. Gotta love ‘em. Especially when you find them on Craigslist for $12.00. It’s not in the best shape, but I always like to spin in it and play the ”character” card.
See, lots of character. When you open it up, it’s like a rush of stories come out to play. On top of being funky and fabulous it gives me another place to store all of my junk, a great bonus. Currently, the trunk resides in the office, but I’m not sold on that room being its final home. As usual, I’ll let you know where this week’s Craigslist find ends up in our home!
The first time I posted the after photos of my Craigslist entry way table, some pretty poor pictures accompanied the copy. I can’t even read that post because the photos make me cringe. So, can I get a do-over?
And here’s a few alternative ways to style the table, just for kicks. Point being, there’s no need to run out to Home Goods(even though there can never be enough trips to that store) and buy decor items, when chances are, we all have things lying around our house that can get the job done.
The entry way area isn’t complete quite yet. I still need to frame a few photos and hang them over the table. And, I need to change out that brass light switch plate, which conveniently made its way into all the above photos, as well as our alarm. Ugh. At least these photos are better than before, and hopefully you got a good glimpse of how a little white paint on an old table can give it new life.