It's me again and I'm actually posting more than once this week! :) Aren't you impressed?
Today instead of latest favorites, I'm telling you what I'm coveting lately. I say coveting because until I start working again (hopefully soon!), I am on an imposed spending ban. Except for any gifts *coughbirthdaycough* that I may get next week. No need to buy anything new until I start getting a regular paycheck again.
So here's some of what I've been coveting lately:
|Seychelles Chirp in Pewter|
|Mompos Dress from Anthro|
Mompos Dress from Anthropologie. I've been lusting after this dress since I first saw it. There have been so many favorable blogger reviews and it just makes me want it more. The silhouette is totally me, and it's my favorite shade of blue. And isn't the belt adorable? It also has a neat little underskirt. The problem? It's $228, way out of my price range. I'll have to wait for it to go on sale and hope they still have it in my size.
|Hook rack from JoyFrameworks on Etsy|
Annie Sloan Chalk Paint. This paint is my new obsession. Seriously. A few years ago, DH painted 2 of our bedroom walls a beautiful royal blue as he knew it was my favorite color ever. The other walls (we have cathedral ceilings, so they are the taller walls) were left white. I love the effect, but our bedroom furniture no longer looks right to me. I had been toying around with whitewashing or painting it for a while now, but had been putting it off because of the pain of stripping furniture and sanding. I'm just not good at that stuff and the smell---YUCK. Enter Annie Sloan Chalk Paint. I first read about this on Miss Mustard Seed's blog, and I was astounded. Paint you can use on furniture without priming or sanding? I'm totally in!!! The pic above is one of Annie Sloan's pieces that she did with 2 of her Chalk Paint colors. I have decided that I am going to paint our bedroom furniture in Old White and dilute it a bit so it makes it a bit more transparent.
The only bad thing is that you must order this paint, it's not sold in a lot of stores. I plan on ordering mine from Classic Wall Finishes but if you click on the Annie Sloan link, there are others that are selling it as well. You can also buy samples if you like. I contacted Patty from Classic Wall Finishes to inquire about how much I should order and she said that one quart would easily cover all of my furniture.
Almost everything I've seen on this paint looks amazing. Plus no sanding or priming and NO stripping!!! And it distresses well for those of you (like me) who love that look. I cannot wait to try this out. Of course you will get to see pics!
|Reebok 25lb adjustable weight|
Hopefully I'll be working shortly and can give myself a little treat soon!
Have a wonderful Tuesday! A favorites post to come soon (for real!)