Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Pretty

I almost bought a house a few weeks ago.  Really, it was *this* close.

But, then I didn't.  It seemed like a good idea and then a bad idea and then there was just a void.

So, I went shopping.  I am forever on the hunt for strategies and decoration ideas for my condo.  My condo was built in 1981.  The early 80's was not a pretty time.  Nope.  It was a time of cheap constriction, weird angles and laminate everything.  I've done a lot to spruce it up, but it is a work in progress.

Last week, I made a few steps forward.  There is more pretty here now.


I went back and looked at this vintage print at least three times before I took it home with me.  I loved it more each time and finally ran back to get it, full of anxiety that someone else might have bought it.


Doesn't it look like it belongs here?

My biggest purchase was a new-to-me bed frame.  I have been planning to buy a twin frame for my second bedroom for a while, but I had no idea what I wanted.  Actually, I wanted this frame, but had no idea how I'd get it here.  Plus, it was a bit too pricey for me.

Then I found it:


I have no idea what type of frame this is, but the joints say that is about 100 years old.  I love it!  And, I will love it even more when it is painted with Annie Sloan Chalk Paint (shhh . . . don't tell the seller I said that)!


The best part is, even with new slats, a re-paint AND a new mattress, it will about the same price as the original frame I wanted, above.

Last, but not least, I bought a 1840's clock case, refinished and sold by one of my favourite new spots in town, A French Touch.  I can't wait to find little treasures to display in side (and on the hooks at the bottom).


Lots of pretty.

1 comment:

Sarah said...

So much pretty! That bed is stunning and I love the print and the clock too. Decorating is so much fun.