Thursday, September 27, 2012

before and after: vintage loveseat


about a month ago i found the beautiful settee with a matching chair.  it was the ugliest fake buffalo upholstery i have ever seen! the thrift store was eager to get rid of it and i was just as eager to take it! we have a strange little extenstion in our bedroom that nothing seems to fit.  So,  with the help of design sponge  , i got to work reupholstering this little guy. 


last night was the first night the couch was in our bedroom.  it was so sweet to wake up this morning with our little guy enjoying his new seat!  up next: finish chair to go with the cabinet i showed you early, find a standing lamp for behind the couch and a little coffee table for the front.

lessons learned: 
  • do not buy your foam and stuffing from a fabric store- way over priced!  first we went to joann's for the foam. when we ran out,  we went to walmart and bought the rest for about a 10th of the price.
  • find coupons for the fabric.  we got a 40% off for the fabric and ribbing.  we couldn't have afforded it otherwise.
  • barter with the thrift store.  at first they tried to say that it was $60 for the couch only.once they realized they would be stuck with an ugly chair without its ugly couch they gave me the chair for free! 
break down:
settee and chair........$60
stuffing & foam...$80
fabric, ribbing, tacks...$130

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

shop update: party!!!

i guess i have been stock piling some serious party items over the last few months.  as i noticed more and more my etsy closet glowing in the dark from all the sequins, i decided it was time to do a party update.  looking for a fun dress or pair of heels to wear this fall?  enjoy!

Monday, September 17, 2012

as seen before: pipped collars

there are some fashion sites that i just think are so cool.  scotch mason is one of those sites.  i am not entirely sure what amesterdam couture means but i like it.  so, it is pretty exciting to see in their photo montage a little pipped peter pan collar just like the one i'm selling over at dusty society.  anyone interested in amersterdam couture.  i've got your shirt!

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

shop update: shoes

wow, we have got some shoe updates today!  i guess i had been holding off on adding some of these shoes since they are my size... but i have some trips coming up and everything must go!  so hopefully another lovely lady how wears a size 8 will enjoy them...

Thursday, September 6, 2012

on the home front

one of these eggs is not like the other.  thats right! one of our little girls laid an egg this week.  we are so excited.  they are still super small but after 6 months of feeding and cleaning them, we are pretty excited to start getting eggs.

Monday, September 3, 2012

shop update! grey gardens edition

here is a little shop update.  i call this one the grey gardens edition.  furs, bed jackets, duffle bags.  glamour with a little shabby chic to boot.

Saturday, September 1, 2012

bits and bobs

i am not sure where i came across this image, but this last week my better half and i have been busy reupholstering a love seat and chair. this quote makes me think about the combination of frustration that can come with working hard on a project with someone else but also being so proud of the results and being able to share that pride with the person you love. 
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