We went out hunting last week. Each time I do it, I try to find a spot for everything I buy. I really only buy what I love, and then I have a pep talk with myself to let it go. I really don't want to be on Hoarders or the shoppe to be empty. Here is a pep talk that myself lost with me:
This piece is a keeper! I have been slowly changing things around and while the piece I said I would never part with has better storage, this piece has better legs! Yep, I am a leg girl! It was missing the drawer hardware. I had been saving the rusty bin pulls for a special occasion and this was it.... they fit perfectly. I only had two though, so I braided some linen for the top ones. It was a temporary fix, but I am kind of liking the look. And, even though I paint furniture, this one is staying as is. Which means, this will be the second piece with original paint in the house. You can also get a little glimpse of the new wall color, which I adore! I can't believe I lived with the other for over 5 years. It made a huge difference. And even though I went from a green to a grey, all the colors in the room pop more and it seems brighter. I got the vintage German botanical chart off of etsy a few years ago and decided this was the perfect spot. It was torn and ripped, so I mounted it on some canvas. I think I may get a new lamp too or a new shade. Now, this piece is pretty hot all by itself with its great legs and original paint. But, we got a surprise bonus with it too....
This smokin' hot Mr. T tee shirt was hiding in the drawers! Did we hit the jackpot or what?!?! I get a great piece of furniture and the Mr gets an awesome tee shirt!
Have to run now... I have to find a home for loads of cds.... I think I will stash them in the stack of suitcases. Oh, if any of you have a great herringbone or tweedy or greyish velvet upholstery fabric on a sofa, please let me know. I think I have the Mr convinced to recover the one upstairs.
bye for now!