5 Things on My Wish List

This week has kicked my butt! Ever feel that way? I mean, I am exhausted! But it’s the good kind of tired that comes along with hard work and accomplishment! The good news is I’ve been painting, and I can’t wait to show you all the new stuff coming down the pipeline!

For now, I’ve decided to share with you my wish list — the top 5 things that make me say “ooooooooo!” and “ahhhhhh!” These are “wish list” items, which by definition means they’re things that I’m too cheap to spend the money on right now, but are in my dreams! (Photos link to their sources.)

 

#5 – Fauxidermy Head by Z Gallerie. Upon writing this list, I’ve discovered that the gold and silver deer heads are on sale! This may soon move from the “wish list” to the “own list.”

Fauxidermy by Z Gallerie  I  becauseiliketodecorate.com

 

#4 – Eames Lounge Chair from Wellingtons Fine Leather Furniture. The perfect reading chair. Enough said.

Eames Lounge Chair  I  becauseiliketodecorate.com

 

#3 – Marquee Letters. I love these and would totally display them in my home. Why not, right?

Marquee Letters  I  becauseiliketodecorate.com

 

#2 – Lucite Chairs. These chairs instantly transform a space into a chic modern look. Love them!

Lucite Chairs  I  becauseiliketodecorate.com

 

#1 – Live Edge 10 ft Modern Farm Table. This one isn’t 10 ft long, but take a look at the beautiful woodwork!

Live edge modern farm table  I  becauseiliketodecorate.com

What’s on your wishlist?

Lots of love,
Mary

Mr. Bradley – A Classic Dresser

He’s finally done! Mr. Bradley is a classic-styled, glossy black dresser with gold leaf accents. Quite a difference from his original state! I used Valspar Paint + Primer in the simple color “Black.”

Mr. Bradley - A classic dresser  I  becauseiliketodecorate.com

After two coats of paint, I added gold leafing to the legs in order to achieve a “gold dipped” look. I also added some leafing to the original hardware to play off the legs. The gold leaf was then antiqued with a dark wood stain that I had on hand. When using gold leaf, I always use either a glaze or stain to give it some depth. This makes a big difference!

Mr. Bradley - A classic dresser  I  becauseiliketodecorate.com

Mr. Bradley has a rich, sophisticated look that instantly dresses up any space! His classic lines give the room structure… and who can resist a little *bling*!

Mr. Bradley - A classic dresser  I  becauseiliketodecorate.com

Mr. Bradley - A classic dresser  I  becauseiliketodecorate.com

Lots of love,
Mary

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Lots of love,
Mary

Pantone this, Pantone that

While perusing Instagram the other night, I fell in love! Pantone products galore and the discovery of Pantone paint by Valspar! I’m usually a Home Depot girl, if for no other reason than the convenience (the store is right across the street from my home). After discovering that Lowe’s carries a select group of Pantone-branded colors, I had to go pick this up:
Pantone  I  becauseiliketodecorate.com

A sample pot of the Pantone Color of the Year — Emerald! I envision one of those large mid-century office desks from my garage painted with this color. What do you think?

Then, switching to Pinterest, I found these:

source: http://aliceindezignland.wordpress.com/2010/12/15/pantone-mugs/

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source: http://iamjohnnyboy.com/case-scenario-neon-iphone-case-is-here/

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I’m finishing up a little black number that will hopefully be ready to show tomorrow.

Lots of love,
Mary

It’s Monday!

This weekend was busy, but was a real blessing. I got to take my oldest out for a “mommy’s day” to get her first salon haircut and to do some school shopping! My baby starts kindergarten on Wednesday! I’m not sure if I’m ready for this…

I was hoping to have my next project complete, but we must wait. I just wanted to say, “HAPPY MONDAY!”

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Also, don’t forget to enter the Starbucks Giveaway! You still have TWO MORE DAYS to get entries in!

Wood-Shim Shoe Cabinet & Giveaway  I  becauseiliketodecorate.com

Lots of love,
Mary