Thursday, June 30, 2011

Houston, We Have Fabric.

Back in May I placed an order (kinda on a whim) for 11 yards of Robert Allen, Bella Porte in charcoal for my office curtains. At $12.98 a yard it was by far cheaper than anywhere else I'd found it.

I got a call the end of last week that it was in! I trekked down to Mary Jo's in Gastonia to pick it up. While there, I decided to hunt for new fabric for my wingback & the pair of chairs. I found some nice solid white for the pair of chairs and some snazzy hot pink for my wingback!!!

I'll be shipping off the pair of chairs to Johnny.... a guy that is dirt cheap for upholstery work. I'm going to try and tackle the wingback myself :-)

I've also decided to once and for all paint my desk white. It's something I wanted to do a long time ago, and then chickened out.... now I'm doing it!

Fence Update:

The fence is complete!!!!! We cooked hot dogs outside last night & had drinks while the puppies played!!

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Fencing in the Yard.

A while back Jeremy & I discussed having our yard fenced.... we decided it wasn't worth it given the size of our yard. But back last fall maybe we had a fence co. come out and do an estimate. It was the fence co. that everyone else in our area of the neighborhood had used. They wanted over $1800 to fence our yard.... crazy town.
Our Tiny backyard before we bought the house

We decided fencing the yard just wasn't going to happen. Well... summer arrived and we started cooking out more, and our puppies would stand at the back door and cry. If it wasn't too hot we would put up the baby gate so they could be closer.

After Jeremy got his job this spring, we decided to revisit the idea of fencing the yard. I emailed about 5 companies in the area to get quotes... only ONE emailed me back. (One other did call me, but I specifically asked to be emailed so I didn't return their call). They came out, and quoted us.... $300 cheaper than the first company!! So we paid our deposit & waited to be scheduled.

We were on the calendar for July 1. Then I got an email saying they were bumping us up to June 28! We didn't have to be home for the install, but I felt better being there. I left work just after 1PM yesterday to get home in time to see it being finished. I pulled up and this is what I saw.....

not happy.

They'd had an "emergency" but were on the way to our house. They worked about 3 hours, and didn't get as much done as I'd hoped.

They better be back out there today finishing it as I type.

Tuesday, June 28, 2011


I've been one BAD blogger. It's been almost a month.

The new office & catching up on editing have been swamping my time..... as is Pintrest. Are you there... OMG. Time sucker, but so great!

If you aren't familiar with it.... basically instead of finding photos you like online & saving them to your computer... you "pin" them onto boards you create. So... for instance, some of my boards are: Beach House, Little Who, New Office, ect. I can organize & collect pictures of things I like without downloading anything! So great!

Anyways.... I thought I'd fill you all in on a new little venture I've decide to take on.... Upholstery. I am going to start with my $20 wingback I bought on craigslist. I'm thinking something fun... maybe a pink!

Then I *may* try the pink loveseat. I will NOT be doing the gray chairs though... tufting scares this rookie.


I've been stalking this Dwell Studio rug to be back in stock.... I was willing to pay $200 for it.... BUT thanks to Dina at her Honey & Fitz FB page... I got it for only $120 at! (looks like it's sold out now)

I actually bought the $29 rug from Ikea to paint with gray stripes to coordinate with the pink sofa (using this tutorial).... but now that I will be reupholstering it in white, I can spring for orange stripes :-) I'll have to find a new spot for the white rug.... maybe our guest room? or future nursery? (no, not pregnant... but I don't know what to do with my old office.... I want to put a twin in there, but don't really want to spend the money)