Saturday, May 01, 2010

Canister loveliness...

A month ago I mentioned I was in the process of redecorating bedroom #3. I told you about this gorgeous desk that I found for $14.99 at Goodwill that would fit perfectly in the room. Look at the detail on this baby girl. She's just adorable...

She's been sitting in my garage for the last month awaiting renovation. I don't like to strip paint indoors, so I've had to wait until the temperatures have climbed enough that icicles won't form on the edge of my nose as I work on her. Today is the designated day to strip away all that gloppy paint. I might have chosen to paint her the same aqua color had the color blended with the room. I thought the pale turquoise suited her, but it isn't a color I'm using in the room, so it's coming off. I'll post more about this beauty and do a big reveal when I've got her all gussied up.

Meanwhile, when I was at the flea market the other day and purchased all that gorgeous string, my eyes lit upon some pale pink floss in a glass canister. I thought it was lovely, but I passed it by because I couldn't imagine where it would fit in my home. It played on my mind the next 12 hours, until I thought of this bedroom redo #3 and the desk. Perhaps it would fit nicely as an accent on the desk? Or the dresser? Surely I could find a place for the pink filled canister in that room with its shades of pinks and greens. The next day I rushed over to the market and snatched her up before anyone else could. So glad I did. Here she is with a few other things I've picked up for the room...

The metal container and flowers were bought at Real Deals. I'm a walking advertisement for that store. I should get a commission or at the very least a gift card or a lifetime discount!

I also bought a vinyl wall decal to put in this room. I have plans for putting that up today too. My husband is home, and I figured he could help me. I hope it goes well. About 27 years ago we wallpapered a room together, and after that experience we vowed never to wallpaper together again. Let's just say it wasn't marriage strengthening and leave it at that. We've learned there are some things (wallpapering and tiling) best left undone in order to maintain a healthy relationship. Putting up a decal promises to be a little easier than putting up wallpaper. Wish us luck. We're going on 33 years now, and I'd hate our relationship to be taken down by a flimsy piece of vinyl. ;o)

Happy Weekending!


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15 comments:

Cheryl said...

Pretty color combos & that metal container is really cute! Stopping by via Tatertots & Jello's party.

Polly C said...

I love what you can do with simple things like yarn. It add so much color and softness. Thanks for sharing!
Feel free to stop by my blog at www.learnandgopollyco.blogspot.com to see some things I've been up to. Looks like we do some similar things!

Linda (PA_shutterbug) said...

The desk has character; looking forward to seeing it all gussied up!

Lisa @ Fern Creek Cottage said...

What an amazing find!! That desk is gorgeous! Can't wait to see it and the whole room when you are done!

Funky Junk Interiors said...

Oh how gorgeous is that dresser! The lines are absolute perfection! How can someone get rid of such a piece?!?

Your yarn and tin are wonderful. So cute how you have the yarn displayed!

Thanks for linking up to SNS!
FJ Donna

Julie said...

Can't wait to see your completed dresser! Glad you went back for the pink string now too! Awesome! It is just amazing how pretty it is like this in a jar or glass bowl! You are a genius when it comes to this stuff!!!

Tina said...

Suzanne, I just adore that desk! It would have to be my favourite furniture piece of all time. I love the detail and the colour - just beautiful. I can't wait to see what you do with it. I love the pink thread too and can't wait to see your bedroom #3 reveal:) I hope the decal positionaing goes smoothly my friend ;) Enjoy your day ~ Tina xx

tales from an oc cottage said...

Such prettiness!!

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Renee said...

Love your all your finds and can't wait to see what you do with them!

Also, vinyl decals are a zillion times easier than wallpaper, so have no fear!

Christy said...

Thanks for swinging by and commenting. I'm so glad you did b/c it prompted me to get over here and check your site out! So cute, love the colors. The dresser makes me want to go shop at Goodwill NOW....only it's midnight....and I could get in trouble for that! I can't wait to see the room completely put together. :O)

MiaKatia said...

We wallpapered once. We should have taken your advice on that one. It was touch an go at best ;)

Maureen said...

That desk is just beautiful, what a score. Glad she found a good home, can't wait to see her all gussied up. Such a clever & inexpensive way to add color to a room with the thread. I really like it.

Kendra said...

Love that desk! Can't wait to see what you do in your room and hopefully it won't destruct your marriage!!! LOL! :)

Mary Beth @ Live. Laugh. Make Something said...

That little touch of pink is just delightful! ...so full of charm!

kirstin & jordan said...

Love the details- I can't believe you found that desk for 14.99! :)
Thanks for linking up this week- we'd love to have you any time! :)