I'm still digging out and catching up, but today I just wanted to share a some pretty pictures with you of a few changes I've made around the house.
First, I scored a fantastic pair of lamps from CL a few weeks ago. They are vintage Ethan Allen and might be just the thing for my bedroom re-do. Even if they don't work out there, I'll find a spot somewhere for them. I replaced the extremely outdated shades with some from a pair of lamps I already had, and I love the new look.
Second, I did a quick side table makeover. I picked up this table on major clearance last Spring at Target. Since I didn't have a spot in the house for it right away, I stuck it on the back patio. Over time in the elements, the top got all faded and warped.
It was easy to remove and I now had a place in the house to use the table, so I painted the base gold...I'm sure you're shocked at that color choice. :) And, I had a sneaking suspicion that my parents just might have a random marble top laying around their house somewhere, and I was right! It didn't hurt that it had a pretty scalloped edge and fit perfectly inside the top rim.
Cheap, quick and easy makeovers...my favorite kind!
Third, I finally got around to using the extra Chiang Mai fabric that was left over from my chairs to make some pillows.
It's the first time I've put piping AND a zipper in a pillow, in the past I've done one or the other. It wasn't too hard, maybe I'll do a tutorial for you sometime.
Finally, I left the best for last! My completely ridiculous purchase arrived, and it's fabulous!
I've been moving it around trying it out in different places. The sparkles are out of control when the sun hits it!
Oh yes, one more thing, I threw out an idea on Instagram and my friends agreed. After living with it as is for 9 months, it was time to paint the rattan chair, and I decided on glossy black.
So, I'm enjoying this little corner with my upgraded table, thrifted chair, massive disco ball, and colorful pillow. It may all be moving soon, though. I think I'm going to try the tree in that spot. We'll see...