Monday, August 24, 2009

Nursery Splurge

We've been pretty reasonable so far about nursery items. We're doing a lot of ikea and other bargain furniture stores. The one item that we decided we could not live without was a monte luca glider.

We have fought it for a while, and looked for substitutes, but we just can't find anything that compares. The reviews have all been off the charts and the look speaks for itself. Honestly, it was love at first sight. Here's Amber about 6 months ago at baby bliss in Dallas, sitting in the orange version pouring over fabric swatches for monte and dwell studio (both of which we love).

So tonight was the night when we finally pulled the trigger. Let's hope we don't regret it. No one else who has done the same thing as us (cheap on everything but the glider) has seemed to.

Saturday, August 22, 2009

Bargain Find

A few weeks ago, we went out to a furniture warehouse sale for the IBB Design Group. It was the second time we had gone out there for one. We were turned on to them by a friend of ours that works part time for them.

The first time we went, we got there late and almost all of the good stuff was picked over. This time, we got there early and there was a pretty decent selection.

Most of the stuff they carry, I don't care for. It's a little too Haverty's for my taste. But we did find this awesome chair there for a steal. The springs on the bottom were broken (something that costs about $5 to fix), so it was only $99. The worst part was trying to get the thing in the prius and still have room for 3 of us to ride home (My mom was with us).

When I got home and looked at the tag, we realized that it was an even better deal than we thought. It turned out to be the Jasper Fireside Armchair from the Martha Stewart Bernhardt Collection. Brand new this sucker is more than likely 10x what we paid for it.

We're not sure what we are going to do with it yet, but you can never have too many cool shaped chairs in simple neutral fabrics like chocolate color velvet.

Sunday, August 16, 2009

Re-Taped and Touched Up

Shortly after we pulled the tape off of the stripes, we decided that the easiest way to do the touch-up would be to tape the dark stripes up and touch up the lighter pink (the light stripes were taped up previously).

Last night we stayed up late to do the taping. Today we woke up and painted a coat. Went and ran errands. Then we applied the second coat of touch ups. Ran more errands. Then came home and removed the tape and marked for what should hopefully be the final round of touch ups. Later on I will outline what the whole process has been like.

Sunday, August 9, 2009

Nursery stripes without the tape

Here's a quick look at the nursery stripes: