When you’re in the middle of a house renovation like mine, you long for the pretty. Right now, it’s pretty all right. Pretty UGLY!
But, I know all of that will change eventually and my mind can’t help but race on to when I can actually start the decorating process. I just can’t help it, I love all of that part so much and I know you do to, so let’s take a little break from the renovations and look at some pretty, shall we?
Last week, my sis and I headed over to the Ballard’s Outlet in Roswell, GA for a little lighting excursion.
I had seen this beautiful lantern last summer and they had TONS of them for $70. If you follow me on Facebook, you’ve already seen these.
They still had a ton of them this time too, only now the price is $100. Still not a bad deal, considering full retail is around $250.
I bought it!
So, now you know why I can have restraint at the yardsales. I’ve got my eye on a bigger prize and pretty light fixtures tickle my fancy every time.
Sigh, my old dining room was pretty, wasn’t it? But, my new one will be just as nice or maybe even nicer.
Can’t you see that beautiful lantern over my pretty round table and chairs? I’m seriously thinking of painting that china cabinet in a gray or cream Annie Sloan shade. What do you think?
My new Robert Allen fabric for the drapes that I bought over a year ago and loved has me all giddy too.
I also bought one of these little beauties, the lime green one in the middle. This pretty pendant is going in my new office space or if it doesn’t work in there, I’d love it hanging over my kitchen sink. I looooooove it so! They had all their light fixtures 1/2 off (not sure how long that was going on ), plus and additional 20% off, so I got this for around $56. Not bad! Would love one in the aqua shade too, but don’t have room for it.
Those were some pretty reasonable lighting choices that I just couldn’t pass up. I’ll be on the hunt for more deals as we go along. Ballard’s Outlet does have some good ones if you check their sales.
More pretty fabric for the living room, this is Tilbury Lapis (Laura Ashley collection) from Calico Corners. I got enough for a pair of drapes for the living room and a couple of pillows. Fabric is such a great way to infuse freshness in a room.
You all remember my old living room (may it rest in peace). I had already brought in some aqua, but the new look is going to be even better. I will add more playful pillows and the new fabric really pulls in the deep gold in my traditional leather chairs.
I’m not sure if I’ll recreate the gallery wall or not. We will see, the new living room will be different than this one was.
I’m going much lighter on the walls this time too. As of right now, my new wall color will be Moderate White by Sherwin Williams. It’s going to be very light and airy and I’ll bring in more green in here too. I will most likely recover my chair of many colors (eventually). It’s so pretty, but has some mighty strong colors, so it might be best to go neutral on that one.
So, those are a few of my pretty plans that I couldn’t wait to share with you. Y’all have been such cheerleaders for me that I know you will savor all the decorating too, when I can finally get to that.
Unpacking my boxes that have been in storage will be like Christmas. Don’t be surprised if I schedule a BIG yardsale for things that I won’t have room for. I have a lot of stuff and I have a feeling I might go a little lighter this time around. I’m trying not to clutter up every single surface.
Wish me luck!
Thank you all for getting excited about the giveaways, I love doing them for you!