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Julip Made and Lonny

I’m guest posting at Julip Made today! There will be talk of this…

and this…

Come experience the goodness and poke around Julie’s cute as hell blog.

Also, nothing in the new Lonny blew me away, but I did love a lot of the art, wallpaper and ethnic prints featured in the issue. Look at this flowery nursery! I don’t think I could actually do it, but it’s still pretty adorbs, don’t you think?

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Hang Mirror, Buy More Stuff: Check and Check

Last night we hung the mirror in the dining room. “We” meaning our neighbor’s son who we call on to do the stuff we can’t bear doing ourselves. That mirror is heavy and it needed to be earthquake-proofed. Sorry Husband, but I don’t trust you to earthquake-proof anything over 35 lbs. The space is coming together…slowly, but remember what it looked like before. I’m cringing.

Also, if you didn’t already know, I’m a hunter gatherer of  bar cart accessories. Remember when I fell in lust with this tortoise shell ice bucket and these blue tumblers? I found cheap alternatives with the same effect. Next on the list, a brass ice bucket.

(Pier One blue and tortoise tumblers)

(Yes, I like to stare at Brad Pitt’s aging face whilst eating)

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I Need an Escort

I recently ordered this print from Etsy that’s definitely going somewhere near the bar cart. Still thinking of other things I need to make it all come together. Like EVERYTHING here. That ice bucket and pitcher! I desire very badly.

(image via Lonny)

Or this tray and those blue tumblers.

(image via Modern 24/7)

Somebody please escort me to the flea market this weekend. I don’t like to shop alone.

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Dining Room: Before & After

The dining room isn’t finished yet, but it has come a long way since redoing our floors a few months ago. The new rug I ordered was delivered yesterday and it’s so much less depressing than the red one (see below). The big pieces are in place, but there’s a lot of styling left to do. As promised, here are a couple premature before and after photos.

(Before)

(After)

I switched out our old Ikea chairs with the lucite ones to make the room look bigger, painted the mirror, brought in a bar cart I found on Craigslist and replaced the rug. It’s almost pretty enough to start eating in.

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Cocktail Hour

Things are finally starting to come together in the dining room. I got my lucite chairs, painted the mirror white and ordered a new rug, and last night, I scored another amazing Craigslist find: a bar cart. The piece is extremely sturdy and the chrome, glass and marble are exactly what I was looking for. The best part was the price. I was a savvy negotiater and brought the price down $65 so I paid a total of $130 for a gorgeous bar cart. I tapped danced home last night. Here are some photos of the bar cart (I threw some stuff on it for effect, but don’t plan on keeping it styled this way).  My rug should be coming next week and once I have that in place, I’ll be posting before and after pictures of my dining room. Stay tuned…

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In With the Bar Cart

I made a serious attempt at finding a buffet for extra storage in my tiny dining room. But remember, I’m the girl that’s forcing her giant husband to sit on child-size lucite chairs in the name of “roominess.” Therefore, I’ve made an executive decision to welcome the bar cart into our lives. It’s the perfect place to store our growing collection of cute cocktail glasses and ceramic animal heads and can be styled in a ton of different ways to meet my ever-changing design mood.  And the best part is that it won’t take much space and can be rolled over to the couch or patio where we prefer to sip our cocktails. Storage solution + mobile bar = one extremely happy Lonely Wife!

If money wasn’t an object, I would snatch up this Williams-Sonoma Cosmopolitan Bar Cart.

Unfortunately, money is always an object so here are some budget-friendly alternatives.(Contemporary bar cart – Amazon.com)

(Barrow Bar Cart – West Elm)

(Neu Home Rectangular Serving Cart – KitchenSource.com)

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