Thursday, September 19, 2013

A Little Chair, A Lot of Difference

"You can't deny laughter; when it comes, it plops down in your 
favorite chair and stays as long as it wants." 
Stephen King

More chairs on the blog today! I've become slightly obsessed with redoing chairs these days. Mainly because they are so easy to re-do, they make such a difference redone, and they are cheap and easy to find! The two chairs on today's post are recent re-do's, one set for the house, and one set for the office. I just loved how they both turned out!

These bar stool chairs we registered for at Bed Bath and Beyond. Loved the iron look but the seat I had been wanting to re-do since we got them. Same tan microfiberness as the dining chairs if you remember my rant about that. So to Hobby Lobby I went and found this fabulous pattern that makes them look just perfect at our new bar!

My office is pretty much a land of Mahogony furniture. Like maybe 11 pieces of it in one room. So we wanted to spice it up with some new chairs. This last Saturday I found my new all-time favorite thrift store with about 50,000 sq. ft of wonderful things. With a whole room devoted to furniture I surely found me some lovely chairs for $5 each that needed some serious TLC but had huge potential! 

ps. please note that they wrote the price on with sharpie - so wrong. 


But with a good coat of this.. 

This happens! 

Then with some more Hobby Lobby fabric this is the final result! 

Don't they blend in beautifully with the blue carpet? I thought so. 

Well that's it for today folks, hope that you have a wonderful day! 

- Hailey 

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Green Thumb Try One

Confession: never gardened in my adult life. I was given plants in college.. they would die. Bought a plant for our apartment.. it died. Moved into a house and bought a plant for the porch.. it died. I obviously can't handle plants very well, but my yard is awful and something had to be done! Our yard can't grow grass because of a giant tree in our yard and so until we can afford expensive grass treatment I had to do something to make the front of our house not look like it was an abandoned home. So to Lowes I went. I knew I wanted to do mulch since it was cheap and I wanted to cover up the dirt in the flower bed, so I went strait to the mulch sections. Picked out two bags and threw them in the cart (I was very proud of myself at this point btw) then while loading the 3rd bag I heard a rip. Completely ripped my entire seat of my shorts. Luckily a nice lady was near me that let me show her my rear side to see the damage.. she immediately pulled my shirt down. She had kids. Oops. So after lowering my sling purse and my shirt to cover half of the rip I found the cheapest soil, and then headed to the clearance section of flowers. Don't judge, I'm cheap! And luckily found the most gorgeous plants. So below is the process and for $30 (plus the cost of new shorts) we finally have better curb appeal!

Basket full of goodies! 

 The brand of mulch I used - $4 a bag! 

After the mulch was laid down - took three bags and I spread it out with a rake after leveling the dirt

Found this tub at a neighbors garage sale for 50 cents on Saturday morning. A couple hours later it had a this wonderful flower friend! 

 This vintage milk crate I found at an antique store and had been trying to find a place for it for months. So far it's loving it's new home. Plus the yellow adds great color! 

So I know it's nothing fancy and I am still trying to find more fun and unique containers to put pretty fall flowers in, so it will only continue to improve! Hopefully it won't freeze here soon, and more so, hopefully I will remember to water. Already forgot the past two days. Someone needs to text me every day at 5:30 "water your flowers!" OK? Thanks :) 

Happy Middle of the Week! 

 - Hailey 

Friday, September 6, 2013

Watercolor Floral Love

Recently I have been slightly obsessed with everything floral. Not really sure why, totally skipped that stage in the 90's, but now on the kick. I'm attracted to floral clothing, bedding, lamp shades, napkins, pillows, and mostly stationary. So when you run an Etsy shop clearly you have to have products that reflect your current interest, so welcome to my Watercolor collection! I love these wonderful hand painted flowers and pretty much want to put them on anything and everything. So check out what I have so far and let me know if you have any ideas of what you think they would look perfect on! 




Hope you all have a happy floral Friday! Tomorrow is a full day of Rotenberry home projects so get excited for next week!! 

With Watercolor Floral Love, 

- Hailey