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entertaining

The Bar and Some (Cheap) Coasters

We're not big drinkers in our house so a bar isn't something we really need.  However,  we do like to entertain and when we do I wanted to have an area I could set up with some wine or a mix of cocktails where our guest could help themselves.  My rule is I'll get you your first drink but after that you're on your own! This is an area in our living room that I set up with just a…

leather target coffee table

Baby Proofing the Living Room

Cooper isn't crawling although he is able to maneuver around pretty great with a series of his awesome rolls but before he starts walking I decided I needed to get rid of my coffee table in our living room. Honestly, I kept having nightmares about Cooper hitting his head on the corner of that marble. I went with the typical new parent choice, a "leather" ottoman from Target's Threshold collection, there's lot of cushion for head diving and it can…

Another Ikea Rast Hack

One of the reasons I decided to work on Sloan's room (again) is because the girl has a serious case of I've can't throw anything out and her side tables without drawers weren't cutting it. I looked around at some of my thrift stores but couldn't come up with 2 reasonably priced side tables so the next step was of course Ikea. The Ikea rast is an obvious choice it's cheap ($34.99) and there's a million options.  If you'd like…

The Wicker Fan Back Chair

Over two years ago I wrote about a pair of wicker fan back chairs I found at the Goodwill.   I paid $29.00 a piece for them and sold one of them when I had my booth space at the Carmel Antique Mall for a heck of alot more then $29.00!  After the first chair sold I decided to keep the second chair for myself.  I knew if I sold it I would kick myself! Recently I decided to do…

The Foyer Bench Makeover

This past weekend I was able to give the foyer bench a little bit of a makeover.  I'm not sure what I was thinking when I first recovered this little bench a few years ago and not sure why it took me so long to make it over, regardless it's done. Here is the before.  I will say the reason I didn't originally paint the bench was because I do like some wood in each room and not all painted pieces…