Thursday, March 17, 2011

It's been awhile....

Hi to all who read this, or maybe howdy to just one.  It's ok and I'm happy to have anyone listen to me long enough to blink.
I had such a great time in Seattle with my husband, to make up for it I got sick when I got home.  So I laid here with my  trusty laptop and foraged for ideas and amazing deals.  Last post I think I showed my horrible sleep cave and the inspiration I hope to transfer it into.  So I have diligently paintd squares of different colors to see which one I like the best.  This is new for me, as I only ever bought "oops" paint for 5 dollars a gallon.  This time I am really trying for something on purpose.  I'm scared, hold my hand as I try to follow a plan.

   Not only did I not find the color I have in mind but I had them experiment and find a new color between two paint chips.  I love it!!!!!  I can't wait to put it on the wall.  I did put  little square on the wall, but don't think it will compare to the whole room when completed.   At least in my head...things are always different in my head.  Ok, so here is my paint blobs.  The apple green on the left was what  I was thinking about but then decided on making my own.
The one below shows the chocolate brown wall that is existing for a limited time only. 
So the walls will be springy soon and the furniture is going white.  Yeah I know, not that original, but it sure will pop off that green. All of the dressers and nightstands will have to be painted, which I am not looking forward to.  I wish I had one of those cool paint rooms with a paint gun and heat.  I got the primer done with one piece.  It is starting to look much better.  
Now on to the deal of the century!!!!  I am soo excited about this one that I can't type right!!
I went to to look around a bit.  I of course went to clearance first.  All of the bedding found there, did not go with my idea.  Lots of blue and brown and I wanted away from that.  I guess I'm ahead of the curve right now.  At least that is what I'm telling myself.   So I stumble upon this light grayish taupe with white and multi shades of green.  It is gorgeous and it comes as a 12 piece.  Pillows galore!  Ok, now to the amazing part, originally 350 dollars, sale price 99.  If that wasn't great enough, there was a sale going on which took it down to 75 and free shipping!!!!  I am in tears of joy, at this moment.  I click to check sizes and see the only size they have is,....... exactly the one I need!  I think I screamed at this point.  Then to add the cherry on top, Macy's had sent me a thank you for some Christmas thing I did.  So knock another 20 dollars off!!!!!!!  Wow, that has got to be the best deal I have found so far.  And I am a great hunter of bargains.  So without further rambling,

Yeah, I know the inspirations has a white coverlet but I live in the real world where white doesn't live long.
Did I mention all the pretty stuff  on it is embroidered?



  1. What a deal! Way to go! Painting furniture is the pits but you are so smart to prime first.

  2. thanks Marti!!! I am excited to do something other than sleep and stare. :) I had to prime, my husband gave me the look when I said I was painting the furniture. hahahaahahha primer made it ok :)
    Thank you for commenting

  3. thsnk you Anon!! Wouldn't know what to do without you :)