Last week I made plans with my friend, Caitlin to get together during her trip to NY. Due to our blogs we’ve become great friends and anytime she is in NY we must meet up!
I constantly nag her that she must move back to NY, because I had a dream that her, Jenny and I got our own TV show called Decorating Darlings due to our effortless style, diy attitude and thrifty nature. Now in my dreams this show was based out of NY and followed The View so in order to make it all come true she must relocate!
Ok enough day dreaming back to the matter at hand…the visit. We have a full day of fun lined up for this coming Tuesday and part of the plans includes coming back to my house, which meant all of my projects around the house needed some cleaning up!
So the majority of the weekend was spent on making the house look pretty. Gone are the days of me picking up a must have dress or pair of shoes that will complete me. Now the only accessories I buy are a chic pair of lamps or a can of spray-paint to finish one of my many projects.
First stop Pottery Barn & William Sonoma Home outlets. Now you all know I love a good deal, but I tend to shy away from the outlets. It’s about an 1 and half away from my house and I always come home empty handed. I hadn’t been there in about a year so I decided to check it out!
So happy I went, because I found a rug that totally completed me and my dining room design plan.
Ah it was love at first sight. The Hayden Rug from Pottery Barn retails for $649.99 ( 8 x 10). I was lucky enough to find the last one for $229.99!
Here it is in all it’s glory! It fit perfectly in the space and with my wallpaper, fabric, and lighting on it’s way this room will finally be complete…for the time being, because you know me I’ll continue to tweak it forever.
After this purchase I very happily drove back home and me and Jon started to clean up the backyard a bit. During that time I started thinking about a desk I had seen at the outlets. Not just any desk, but a West Elm Parsons desk that has been calling my name for a while now.
The Polished Turmeric color aka yellow looked like it would work wonders next to my main fabric choice in the room.
Oh yes it was also the last one in the store and only $149 as oppose to $229.
Not wanting to miss out I called the store, had it put on hold and convinced my husband that driving out east again was a super great idea!
Lucky for me it was quite easy to get Jon on my side and voila here is a snap shot of it this morning!
Some other finishing touches that got done:
Kitchen got decluttered and my new/old vintage gym locker baskets got a new home.
Dining room chairs started to get a new coat of paint!
Last, but not least my vintage looking candy machine that I had to have (because Rory & Lorelai had one on Gilmore Girls) got filled with candy! It’s been empty for about 2 years!
I also got to pick the Olympic Paint Give-away winner with the help of Random.org and I’m happy to announce that Sandra won! Can’t wait to see what she does with the paint!
So, lovely readers of mine what did you do this weekend? Share! I would love to know!