It would seem that getting outdoor pillows and a nice table, which you would like to utilize in the evening invites crazy rainstorms (this being the third in as many days).
Yahoo! I got two more pillows for $9.99 each (which is about my limit for an indoor pillow, much less an outdoor pillow-- so all in all still a littttttle pricey). You'll note that they are the same as the ones I mentioned earlier today (though I had my eye on the butterfly one) I am very pleased with how they look. I was able to kick my turquoise and aqua habit (if only for a day) with the below two clearance pillows-- so that I have a nice splash of color in the backyard.
The next step will be getting our grill down here from Chi-town.
Also, I don't know if I need an umbrella afterall... The tree seems to offer some nice shade. Anyone care to opine? Is anyone out there??
I found this cool shelf at the goodwill for $2! I thought I would place it in the corner where my shelves randomly end before the counter but when i got it home I realized it is a biiiiiit bigger than I originally thought. It would fit-- but the scale might be off.
I think I could have considered the heart to be cheesy-- but instead I think it is kinda sweet. The wood is untreated and a pretty color. I have no idea what kind of wood it is.
If it feels solid enough when I hang it, then I will be able to place some of my China on the shelves. (You can kind of see that I placed some of the pieces in with my kitchen dishes too.)
SO many options! And all for just two dollars!
So, here is our downstairs bathroom-- it is smaaaaall, so therefore difficult to photograph. Here is my conundrum. I plan on putting beadboarding up on the walls (undecided on the wallpaper kind or the large sheeting one. So, I originally wanted it to be a very Tybee type of room-- cool aqua on the walls, the beadboard, crisp white towels, maybe? I planned on painting the cupboard a sheer white so that the wood grain would show through and changing the gold cabibnet hardware to something else.
The main problem is as follows-- I love the photo I have of my main man Hunter Hillenmeyer exactly where he is! So... riddle me this: is it possible to make a "Bears Bathroom" without making it a BEARS BATHROOM? I plan on the beadboard either way... but am reconsidering my original color plans.
It is clearly spray painted so I may decide to change the color next
year-- but for now I'm loving the brownish bronzy color.
And to continue the search for completion... What color umbrella do I
want? Cushions? Hmm...
I put together this medicine cabinet! I think I did pretty well considering the sketchy directions! It will replace the plain mirror in the downstairs bathroom. I had originally planned on installing it in the upstairs bathroom-- but i is pretty small (note that it is just above the tub ledge). Will is going to help me install it tonight to make sure it is level. I learned with the cabinet hardware that I do indeed need a bit of help with that... :)
So, the lighting was pretty terrible in the last post-- so I took a few more photos today in order to admire the finished (?) product... I didn't get to painting the shelf edges (you will see why in my next post) but that last photo was so yellow--so I was compelled to post a few more.
Take note of the open space on the wall in the last photo. I am not exactly sure how I will fill it... Thoughts, anyone?