all walk into a bar and the Secretary orders.....
No, really this isn't a post about a joke. This is more of a post about the pressing issues on my mind involving the furniture in my house that I love and desperately want to work. I am seriously obsessing over this in between wondering if I have enough orange and aqua blue pom poms for the 2nd birthday coming up next week.
Let's start with the Secretary.... that is pretty simple... I even think I know what colors Kate is going to be (isn't Kate a perfect name for a classy Secretary that greets you when you walk in the door?)
Now, this isn't my classy lady Kate.... I don't have a before photo of her yet, but it gives you an idea of what she sort of looks like, but my girl Kate needs some work...
And, if you read closely before, you read correctly "colors"
We are talking special *just for me* colors, and maybe some vintage wallpaper or a fun color on the back of the upper cabinet. This girl is staying... if you recall a long time ago, I mentioned here that I have been wanting one.... well, I found one while out looking for booth lovelies. She was was in front of the now beautiful Collette. The guy even asked me what color I would paint her...I think she winked at me and whispered "make me pretty!"
And, a few days later, Mr. Hughes told the guy that he would be out to get her to shut me up (I made that part up, but that sounds like something he would say.) She is now in the garage, just waiting for baby hughes to turn 2 and for my sister's kitchen table to be painted (I have priorities... and my monster and sister come before my desire to love this lady... plus, I need some time to find the perfect jewelry...)
Now, about that King....
(it is amazing about how many of my posts involve me obsessing over some piece of furniture... maybe I should see someone about this *wink*)
anyhow, back to the matter at hand. The King...
this is actually a new obsession involving an old one...
(seriously, need help)
These are 2 twins that Mr. Hughes found on craigslist to shut me up about the 2 cane and wood ones. We thought we would hang on to them until we moved far away and lived happily ever after. Well, kids, I just don't think that is happening anytime soon. And, in the meantime, we could use a bigger bed and a new mattress... did you know 2 twins = 1 king....
So, last night, while Mr. Hughes was out, and I bribed the baby with a Handy Manny movie, I lugged 2 twins upstairs. Yep... sure did! Mr. Hughes wasn't too happy about it... said some nonsense about me not being as young as I used to be.... what?!?
So, at about 9:30 pm, we constructed 2 twins in our room in front of our current queen. And, I think it looked great. Now, there are some technical aspects that will have to be dealt with to make this happen, but that is boring and lets face it, in my house, the Mr's job.
But, here is why I am hesitant...
A. (or do you prefer 1?) The bed will have to go in front of the windows... the headboards are low so hopefully it won't block too much. I need the light.
B. We will have to save a buy a new king mattress AND bedding. I have a lovely duvet that I JUST bought last year. And, I love it, so hopefully I can size up.
C. I have 2 wonderful, handmade by my Mommy, queen size quilts that she put a lot of time and money into... can I ask her to make me a king.?
Are kings really that much better than queens? What about blocking that window? I really do want to know what you think, but just know, I will probably do what I want.
The bright side to doing this is that the Tara could be my nightstand along with a Tara II for Mr. Hughes (that doesn't sound quite right.....)
So, all of THIS got me to thinking... I bet some of you have some pieces that you love, love, love. And, that you would want to share....
so how about this....
I will do a post or a couple of posts with photos that you can email me with a short description or story about how you stole it from someone or how it was uglier than a kick in the shin at midnight (that was my dad's phrase... I think it lost something in the Spanish to English translation...) before you made it over.
So, if you want to participate, send me your stuff at
michelle at vintagejunky dot com
If you have a blog, be sure to send the link so I can link to you in the post... I thought we could so it this way instead of a McKlinky. I would love to have them by August 12 so I could get the post together by the 16th (that's a Monday, Friday seems too obvious!) Oh, and here are the rules (sorry) it needs to be furniture and it needs to be vintage. Oh, and you have to love it! If this is super popular, then maybe I will have to split it into a few posts.... what do you think... are you game?
Well, kids, that is all I have for you today!
Bye for now!
there was never a duck... just put that in for funsies