Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Oh, what I wouldn't do with a lot of time and a little bit of money

Okay, so maybe not just a little bit of money...I'd need enough to buy a house, some paint and hopefully have an operating nest egg to fund all of my thrifting. In the meantime, I guess I can settle for refinishing free finds I abscond and living vicariously through the 200+ design blogs I am obsessed with.

This week I've been stuck at home pretty  much most of the time nursing the worst case of allergies ever. That, coupled with having left my cell phone charger at my cousin's house that lives a few hours north, has kept  me pretty much on the DL for days. Don't worry though, my time hasn't been idly wasted, I've been putting Blake's old toys up on eBay, doing (a little bit of) laundry and surfing blogs while I watch countless episodes of Moving Up, Designed to Sell and Color Splash (if David Bromstad wasn't gay, I would so kidnap him and keep him locked in my house until he succumbed to my feminine wiles, I'm just saying).

Today's favorites:

I love this room. I’d love it so much more with paint on the walls. Say, turquoise for instance:

image via BHG

What a perfect little breakfast nook. All that light! The turquoise French doors have me squirming in my seat.

I’d love the floor if it were blue, but what really gets me about this space is the view. I love the tree outside the window (is that a willow, cypress?). I would be so content to retreat to this space to drink tea and read a good book. 

I am terribly in love with this bed, and have been looking for an old fireplace mantle since I first saw this in print form. I found one last year at the Habaitat for Humanity ReStore, but they wanted $200 for it and I refused to allow myself to spend that.

And the letters? Love.

(Do I regret not busting out that $200 now? Yes. Yes, I do.)

Images via BHG

I totally love the idea highlighted in Coastal Living linked from The Estate of Things. I would absolutely love to use this washbin idea in a kids bath or in a garden sink corner (yes, I want an outdoor working sink in the back of my dream house by the gardening area so I can wash my hands constantly without having to go inside). - side bar, I had to correct the word "sink" in this entire post because I posted it as "sick". Freudian? 

I would have never thought to use these colors together but I absolutely love it. They’re really uplifting

Image via Cote De Texas

I interrupt this blog to talk about how much I LOVE this look:

Image via Wifestyle Files

I am in LOVE with this bathroom mirror anchored by these beautiful windows with such a magnificent view. I really, really want it. Kind of bad.

Image via Wifestyle Files

I loooove the use of these mounts. The sheds make me swoon. One of them will become quite relevant in future posts:

I am in LOVE with this home office:

Image via Made By Girl

You know, the more design aspects I find and fall in love with, the more I worry that it will keep me from ever really being happy without having everything I want. I get so excited by something that catches my eye, but then with equal fervor, I WANT IT!! 

For now though, I am content working on my own home's current redesign. I hope to be "done" soon (is there ever really such a thing as done?) and I'll post photos. I've gotten several pieces refinished so I have a lot of projects to show off.



Ang said...

I love the headboard too....and the bathroom sinks....and, and, and.... :)

Chrissa said...

I need that artichoke in the last photo.

And that "I love you, blogs and tea" photo. I'm going to have to find it!

Ang said...

What's trippen' me out re the bed that an old door with a glass window as the base? My big arse would mess around and step on that, fall the eff through and cut my foot!! lololol

Trista said...

That breakfast nook is ridiculous. And the bathroom with the window mounted mirror. I love light...

My world of 13 said...


My Owl Barn said...

Are those gold bananas in the second last photo? Love all the rooms!

Chrissa said...

I know, Tris, me too!

Own, they are, good eye. I hadn't even noticed those!

Georgia @ simplydirtyprettythings said...

I cant read. It is a fireplace how wonderful! :) i am going to keep an eye out for one to use in my flat next year :)

Georgia @ simplydirtyprettythings said...

My goodness!!!! that bed!!!!!!!!! What is the headboard made out of? an old door?

Chrissa said...

Yes! I have some photos of door as headboards I am using for a future blog, but that is indeed a mantle for a fireplace. I've been looking for another ever since :)

I am working on making my bed higher, making a custom ruffle and then a canopy so it's all romantical.

Sara Moriarty-delaFuente said...

You are too funny. Love the bit about David Bromstad. I have a feeling it wouldn't take him long to succumb to your ways. lol. I am going to see him speak and paint at the Seattle Design Center on April 24th. Its by bday present to myself. I'd be happy to kidnap him and send him your way once I'm done with him. I'm not opposed to aiding and abetting. :)

Can't wait to see the projects you are working on.

Sara Moriarty-delaFuente said...

Did you ever find the "I love you, blogs and tea" print? It is from MadeByGirl. You can find it in her shop.

My Owl Barn said...

I like all the rooms but I REALLY like that breakfast nook! The chairs are stunning! Have a great day!

Chrissa said...

Sorry that I didn't see your comments before now. Yes, Sarah, I did, thank you.

I love her Etsy shop :)

And yes, Owl, it's so fun!

I hope you have a good week!