Friday, September 26, 2014



So how are all of you this fine fall morning.  So glad it's Friday aren't you?  Yay, the weekend is here!

As I mentioned the other day, I bid farewell to the buffet. Yes, I sold it. It was a vintage bow front buffet that my husband bought me for Christmas this past year.  While it was lovely it was not my taste or style so I decided to sell it to someone who would appreciate it more.  With that said, I had to find it's replacement.

I have known for a while that I wanted a china hutch like this one from Restoration Hardware which retails for nearly $3000...

French Casement 4-Door Sideboard & Hutch

Yeah, I kind of knew I wouldn't be getting one of those.  However, I scoured Craigslist and found one that is similar in style...and MUCH cheaper...

$400.  Great price but there was ONE slight problem, I only had $250 to spend...needless to say I was BUMMED.  There was no way the seller was going to come down $150 on such a nice piece of furniture.

So I went back and scoured Craigslist again hoping I would find one cheaper but there was just nothing else that appealed to me.  I kept going back and looking at the one I wanted hoping there would be a price drop but NO, there wasn't.

As I repeatedly looked at this listing though, I noticed that it had been listed for more than 2 months which is quite a long time. So in my desperation I shot the seller an email hoping that in their desperation to sell they would consider taking $250 for it. Much to my surprise a few minutes later I received a response saying YES they would accept my meagerly amount for their gorgeous china hutch. I nearly fell off my chair I was SO ELATED!!

I immediately called the hubs and told him that my offer was ACCEPTED and that we needed to drive over 2 HOURS away to pick it up. He nearly fell off HIS chair! Hehe!!!  He asked, "Couldn't you have found one you liked that was a little closer to home?" I said NOPE, this is THE one!  He said okay with one stipulation, I had to promise him dinner out. Such a small price to pay, wouldn't you agree? So I took off work early and we headed up to Fulton, Missouri to pick her up.

I couldn't wait to get her home and fill'er up so I could share a little peek with you...

She's mirrored and lighted and GORGEOUS! Of course, she isn't white like the beloved Restoration Hardware one...YET! She will be someday though as soon as I can figure out how to get the glass out so I can paint the backside of the window muntins. That might be a while! OR, I might keep her the way she is.  We shall see...decisions, decisions!

In other news, I finally have curtains up...YAY.

I didn't put my homemade ones back up after painting the living room and dining room a few months ago as they were entirely too stiff and didn't hang right. The story of my life it seems...but since I only spent $5.00 on the material for them, I wasn't too upset about it. Besides, I can always use the fabric for something else.

If you have been reading this here blog for any amount of time you know that I have struggled for four years to find the perfect right size curtains for these two rooms. Eighty-four inch ones are too short. Ninety six inch ones are too expensive...and on and on.

Well, I finally found THE perfect curtains...for reals this time...the perfect length, the perfect price, the perfect everything!!! Here's a little sneak peek...

They are from IKEA. They are super cheap and all around perfect.  I will give you the full details soon. Promise!


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