No kids. No babies on the horizon. But man do I loves me some nursery decor. I’m big into planning, so it’s never early to start gathering ideas…
Can you tell I have a thing with teepees, faux bearskin rugs, & photo groupings?
Instead of (or in conjunction with) going to a big box store on Friday, support local and artisan craftsman on Etsy. I think that Etsy (and websites like it) have really closed the gap between the consumer and the entrepreneur. Gone are the days of not being able to find what you want. Gone are the days of being limited to a few mass produced options. We, as consumers, really have great opportunity today to buy what we want, from people we believe in, possibly from craftsman close to our homes who have little overhead and are able to offer us a unique, high quality product for pretty darn cheap.
Here are some of my fave (black) etsy finds right now:
I am basically OBSESSED with every room this New York City firm designs. I love how the rooms simultaneously feel thrown together & meticulously cultivated over time…always with a bachelor-pad-that-a-girl-could-dig-too kind of a vibe. And they use a huge mixture of materials and styles, which always makes my heart skip a beat.
One hot summer night, I headed off to Bunko with my mom-in-law (hold your Bunko jokes for the end por favor) and as we were about to leave the neighborhood, I spotted it…the most beautiful piece of junk I had ever laid my eyes on and it was FREEEEE. It was classic in its style, well made, and the color was awesome (we actually color matched the existing color when we painted it). Here is that piece of junk’s journey…in photo form.
“In Progress (aka Sanding, Sanding, and More Sanding)”
Stay tuned for the finished product (which you can sorta see in the Haloween pics below) tomorrow!
Here are some pictures I snapped right before our night-before-halloween party. The “during” pictures would probably make a better post…however I think I might loose a couple very good friends very quickly if I did that. I pat myself on the back for attempting to make some floral arrangements; however, floral artist I am not. They were kinda “off”. In spite of my sad floral arrangements, it was a good party…people got tipsy, we took silly pictures, mission accomplished.