Retail Therapy for a Friday

Retail Therapy= My Kind of Relaxation

I love that by simply changing accessories in my home I can make it feel like a new space. Bright happy vases with fresh flowers for spring, or thick textured blankets in the winter.  I am always look for new places to find these kinds of items.

Of course Marshall’s Home Goods and TJMaxx are always great but sometimes I don’t have time for retail therapy. There are great sites/places like Etsy, West Elm, Crate and Barrell, etc. to find unique accessories but I also use some great places that are a little off the beaten path.

I hope you get some inspiration to give a room a little uplift or just items to give as fun wedding presents this summer! Regardless I hope perusing these sites gives you a nice brain break.

http://www.decorsteals.com/

They offer one deal a day on home accessories. Up to 80% off!

ModCloth.com

Fowl Play Curtain, $37

http://www.antiquefarmhouse.com/index.php/

Ceramic Egg “Carton”, $17.50
Three Glass Jars Set With Wire Basket, $32

One Kings Lane

Fiesta Dinnerware, Salt and Pepper Shakers, $22
Curtain Panel set, $45

Joss and Main  

Dot Pillow, 20×20, $32
Clam Vase, $36
Teak Candle Holder, $26

Non- DIY Diva’s Painting Project

I have played with paint on furniture before but never very seriously. For this project the chest and dresser with mirror meant something to me. And I really wanted to preserve them and continue to enjoy them. I have more waxing to do and the pieces aren’t perfect but who is? Perfection is boring:)

You can't tell from this picture but there was some significant veneer damage on the drawers.
A lot of sanding, wood filler, two coats of paint and a layer of wax.
The post office lost the hardware I ordered. Still waiting on a resolution but at least I have the sample knob I purchased.
Oh look. Another photo of my laundry.
Oh, look. Another photo of my laundry.

I have still have to finish the dresser and mirror but I just loved the way the chest of drawers (or chester drawers which is what I hear all the time:) turned out that I had to post pictures.  Hope you are having a great week.