Let the Designing Begin!!
June 22, 2011 2 Comments
Now that we have an accepted offer on a house, I can finally start planning the interior . . . furniture, wall colors, trim, lighting, kitchen concepts . . . holy-moly there’s a lot to think about! But since I’m a self-defined shelter blog addict, there’s lot of eye candy out there to guide me along the way (seriously, you may think addict is a strong word and that no one could be addicted to blogs, but I assure you–I have a problem; I guess I just took my first step though: admission. Now what are the 11 other steps?! The fact is, I kind of consider some of the bloggers my friends . . . I know, I know–what’s wrong with me?! Luckily, the Mr. has grown at least a little accustomed to my constant references to the “bloggers” which usually means
my close friends YHL’s Sherry and John Petersik, although there are many others (just a few of whom are listed in my blogroll on the right); however, I’m still not entirely sure Mr. Bunches knows how completely addicted I am, so shhhh!).
Okay, back to the topic on hand: since the Mr. and I have taken a step back in time by moving to the Buffalo area (as clearly evidenced here), there are lots of great vintage finds still available in the area for affordable prices . . . take this beauty for example:
It’s only $150 on Craigslist!
Now, I know it doesn’t look all hot and bothered in that picture, but aren’t the lines of it great?! Don’t you think it would look fabulous reupholstered in a soft gray flannel or linen? Maybe with a little bit of tufting thrown in for added panache? My recent obsession with Secrets from a Stylist (Emily Henderson’s show on HGTV) has me itching to get something reupholstered. Check out the magic she performed this season with some craigslist and flea market finds:
She turned this $150 Craigslist sleeper sofa from this . . .
to this . . .
And this $100 flea market bench from this . . .
to this . . .
But this one is definitely one of my favorites (possibly because I’m more of a gray girl than blue); from ick . . .
to fabulous . . .
So now I just have to convince the Mr. to let me get that craigslist sofa (any help would be much appreciated)! Oh, and anyone know of a good reupholsterer (is that the right word?) in the Buffalo area?!