7.07.2010

A little inspiration.


I love the TV stand in this room by Maria Killiam at Colour me Happy. She used 3 malm dressers from ikea to create this clean, chic, and very functional media console. I emailed her to ask her what she did with the DVD player & cable box. They were each placed in a drawer, and a wireless transmitter was used to send the signal through the dresser.

Brilliant.

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I also like this shelf {above, left} from Ballard Designs. It will be about $100 more than the ikea pieces, but would likely last longer. I would not be able to hide the DVD player & cable box, and I would also be losing some drawer space. The ikea dressers are sounding better & better.

I guess the TV will be on the floor for a while. Did I mention that I also need a TV?

The dresser {above, right} is an old piece that I plan to paint and use in the bedroom or entry hall. I have never painted furniture but am excited to give it a try. I love the idea of a pop of color {yellow, kelly green etc...} but I will probably go with robin's egg blue, gray, or a gray/blue because I tend to be a play it safe kind of girl. I'd rather go for a bright pillow. Easier to change out later.

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Amanda Woods' house from The Holiday. Love, love, love this house. I love the dark floors, jute rug, and white sofas. My apartment has dark hardwood floors, I just so happen to have an 8x10 jute rug in my bedroom {which will reside in my living room at the new place}, and I ordered a white sofa {with machine washable slipcovers that can be bleached!}.


My 5,985th reference to the house from Something's Gotta Give. I love that rug & tufted ottoman. I also love Jack Nicholson.

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Industrial bar stools. I can't help myself. I love them.

Have you painted any furniture? Is it as difficult as I imagine it will be?

8 comments:

  1. loving all the colors and clean lines. i'm inspired (to clean my house!)

    blogged about YOU today! loving your blog!!

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  2. I've painted LOTS of furniture! It's one of my favorite things to do... paint. I don't think it's tough at all ... I think its super fun!!! :)

    annnndd... I am pretty much in love with the house from somthings gotta give... would live there in a second!

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  3. Your place is going to be soo cute!! Can't wait to see it when I visit you, haha!! :)

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  4. Love the bar stools! Pretty sure i'm going to have them at my house.

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  5. I've painted furniture before! My mom is real big on the whole Trash to Treasure thing, so when she find something on the side of the road she likes to make it over! I'm pretty sure my whole college bedroom came from those things!

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  6. Look at buffets... that is what I have and it is a very similar look! Love you style inspirations, so similar to my style!

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  7. My husband painted furniture recently. It was his first time doing it and it went pretty easy. Everything came out really nice (after 3 coats of paint).

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  8. Thank you so much for the mention! I am about to start painting some furniture actually. It's a good thing it's summer and I can do it outside as it will be oil!

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