March 9, 2012

Here's to Hoping...

I've been mildly obsessed with bar carts lately. In a perfect world I would stumble across a beautiful, antiqued, wooden one (like this):

Alas, perfect worlds do not exist, so I thought I would build one to look like this:

As I was scanning the estate sale list for this weekend, I happened to serendipitously come across this brass & glass cart:

Just try and picture it without the mounds of bizarre ceramic knicknacks! The lines are clean, the wheels are awesome and the possibilities are endless. I am trying so hard not to get my hopes up. The sale began today and it's very possible that the cart will be gone by tomorrow morning. A big factor would also be the price - I don't want to spend much on bar cart that would require a makeover. So, long story short, cross your fingers for me and I'll let you know if I can bring this thing home! 

March 1, 2012

Guest Room: Almost Done!

This past weekend was all about odds and ends - getting things hung up, cleaned up and finished. We finally hung the rope mirror and anchored the headboard to the wall. I also went out a bought the matching Hemnes nightstand for the opposite side of the bed. 

I am on the lookout for a large lamp for the left side of the bed - having a hard time deciding which route to go. Of course there is also this large blank wall I have yet to tackle:

I'm thinking of a gallery wall of sorts. On the list are distressing these oars:

My favorite part: as I was holding up the headboard for Brian, I looked over and gasped at the state of my 'craft' closet:

That's keepin it real for ya. I did clean it shortly thereafter!