For weeks (and weeks) I was having a bit of a dry spell with my findings. It seems all the estate sales I went to were pretty crappy or super expensive. I think I might be getting back in the swing of things though. I just added a bunch of stuff to the store. Though I have to say, I have been having trouble finding much furniture still. But I will have a few smaller furniture items up this week including a mid-century coffee table, a yellow side table that I've been finishing forever (and may have promised before that I would have up soon, but I mean it this time!), a school chair and hopefully something bigger like a dresser. I'll also be listing a number of lamps that I have also been finishing forever. Why does it take forever to finish a lamp? It's being accessorized...sounds tacky but I hope it will be fairly subtle.
In my spare time, I've been reading this blog which I'm slightly embarrassed to say that I've been reading from the beginning.
And also, I finally figured out where this chair came from. Turns out, it's by designer Adrian Pearsall who I hadn't even heard of until now but who is quite well-known in the mid-century furniture world.
I have about a million-zillion house projects that I need to start working on. We finally got our new wall sconce! I didn't get any of the ones I wrote about though I did order one of them. There was a major delay from their supplier that they didn't mention when I ordered it so I canceled the order. Though, I'm pretty sure I'd probably have it by now and we haven't actually installed the new one yet so... I'll post that once I get the electrician over to install it. I also need to get working on my daughter's room and paint our dining room which is currently painted brown. It's going to be white. I love the brown but given that we live in a row house, we don't have a lot of spare light so I'll take it in the form of a lighter color room. I/we have been gradually painting all the walls a bit lighter. Also, I have new chairs for the table that I want to paint (and recover) since I'm not a fan of the oak look and it would look weird with the brown walls and orange that I think I'm going to paint them. I'm going to try my hand at that Annie Sloan paint that is oh so popular. I hear you don't have to sand with it and that appeals to me quite a bit in a multiple chair sitch. I'm still trying to figure out what fabric to use on the seats. I initially decided on this but decided it has way too much white for a dining room seat. Duh. So I'm looking for something else. I like the idea of using a bold print though. Just not so much white.
I keep buying more plants at estate sales. That's the reason for the first pic up there. It's my newest addition and I'm hoping it doesn't die. I really can't say I've had the best of luck with plants but I love them so. But I finally realized the bedroom is the happiest of places for all of these plants because it gets much more light than any other room in the house. Speaking of plants, I finally got a new plant accessory (I don't think that's a thing) that I've been wanting for a while. Maybe I'll do a post on it on Monday. It's not that exciting but I can mix it in with another post that I keep meaning to do.