Monday, February 2, 2009

Happy Monday!

I hope everyone had a wonderful weekend! We have been so busy, I feel like I haven't blogged in a long time. The past few days we did a lot of running around. Friday we headed over to Target. Our Target isn't close so we don't get to go often. That will change soon, a new one is being built close to us and I can't wait. I just love their clearance. The white canister with the chalkboard on the front was only $3.87 and the glass candy dish was $2. These were the last two, otherwise I would have gotten a couple more!
Then on Saturday we headed over to a flea market we haven't been to in a while. Unfortunately I forgot to grab my camera so no pictures of the beautiful things they had. There was a butcher block table that would make a great island in my kitchen. The bottom was wood etched with a floral design on the sides. It was painted a cream color and naturally distressed with two little drawers under the counter. It was amazing and I can't stop thinking about it. It was $200. They do have layaway, hmmmm....

Here's what I came home with. An ironstone plate and a little candle holder.


After our antiquing we decided to check out a furniture store. I wasn't expecting to come home with furniture but we found an amazing deal on a floor model. It's so comfy and I especially love the big ottoman. Our old living room set was so worn, it's refreshing to walk in the room and see a couch without tears and stains on it. Ignore the curtains that don't match and the white walls, this room is on the "to do" list somewhere.....page 3,585 maybe.






Now I can finally decide on a paint color since I have the furniture to plan around. My wall has looked like this for months now.....


Abusing the furniture already, sheesh! Get off the arm of the new chair!


Even with all the running around, we still managed to get some work done in our back room. My husband started on the top pieces of the wall trim. Of course where I wanted it to sit landed right in the middle of the light switch. Oops.

Looking level!
We're going to put pieces on the wall around the room about every 15 inches. I propped a couple up on the wall to get an idea of what it would look like.


And then I got started painting the bottom white. It's getting there! I need to do a second coat on the white and then we can start wallpaper on the two walls.




16 comments:

Kimm at Reinvented said...

wow! Quite a productive weekend, I'd say. Love the new furniture.

Helen said...

No wonder you are so pleased ... new furniture is really lovely. I'm blessed to have a Target close by - even in the smallish city I live in!

prof en retraite said...

You got some really great deals there! Love your new sofa and ottoman! And that sugar canister ...what a deal!! Don't you just love the new things with the chalk boards on them?? I even saw them online as little labels. I want some!! Have a great week...Debbie

AndreaLeigh said...

great deals! love the canister and the sofa and ottoman look very comfy!

marty39 said...

Boy, you do have a lot of projects going on. The new furniture is just gorgeous. Your treasures from Target are wonderful also. Can't wait to see the finished backroom. It looks great so far. Sounds like a very productive weekend. Hugs, Marty

Wendy said...

Your walls look fantastic, can't wait to see them finished. I'm loving your new furniture, the colors are so pretty. And your canister, wow! I'm going to town on Wed., I bet they will be gone by then. Why can't I ever find great deals?

Kathy said...

I love your new walls too. I've seen the idea on several of the blogs I read and I'm thinking of using it when I redo my dining room. It makes such an elegant statement for so little $$. And such deals you found. It's too cold here in Tennessee to do much deal hunting, but I'm really getting geared up for the warmer weather. And Target is on my way home from work, so guess where I'll be stopping? I'll keep following along to see how your project is coming along.

Cherry's Jubilee said...

Our closest Target is about 40 miles from me ONE way rofl! I do get in there about once a week. They have had some great clearances lately...that is where I picked up one on my pitchers at. I love your flea finds...that ironstone platter is yummmmmy. OHHHH and I say go get that island...that is a good deal for a butcher block like that...did you try dealing with them too? I love the one you have too though. Love your new furniture finds! Check Ebay for the keys..that is where most of mine our from. cherry

Susan S. said...

Your new furniture is really pretty. That will give you a great starting off point to decide what to paint the walls!

That little container with the blackboard is precious! I never did see those at MY Target and at WHAT a GREAT price!?!??

Linda said...

Ya gotta love Target! That's a great idea with the little chalk boards....and your new furniture is wonderful! Linda

Liz said...

OOOH I love the little canister and the way you displayed it... Nice Post!

~Liz

Lee and Beth said...

You have such a cute home! I love all the little projects you have done. The cable knit sweater pillow cover is adorable. I will be adding you to my blogroll for decorating inspiration! :)

Darlene said...

I absolutely LOVE your new furniture! It is gorgeous. Also the canister and candy jar from Target...great buys. I don't get to go to Target very often either as it is about an hour and 10 minutes away.

Melissa Miller said...

You found a beautiful new sofa! Love the ottoman. ;)

Martha said...

Great finds at Target! Love the white canisters! :) Martha

carolinajewel said...

It is wonderful that you are documenting your renovation like this! Thank you for sharing all your ideas! You got some great bargains! Love the new furniture!
My husband says my 2 daughters don't so much shop at Target, but pay rent to Target, because we live there!!! He is exaggerating, but I do love their clearance policy. I love a good bargain!!! :D Jewel