Around the House

It’s been a very busy last week and I feel like I’ve been totally out of the blogging world — a huge thank you to Amanda, Erika, and Rachel for filling in for me! Thanks also for all of your comments and emails — I’m looking forward to a new week and catching up with all of your blogs.

I thought it’d be fun to share a few detail snaps from around the house:

01. I finally found the perfect cane-back chair pair on Craigslist for a total steal! I tried staining them last week and the stain wouldn’t hold at all — it just ended up being this huge, sticky mess that I had to wipe and then sand off. The wood is so smooth and even if I try to sand it it’s not the kind of wood that holds stain — it just sits on top and won’t absorb or dry. Any tips? I’m thinking I just need to prime and paint them instead of try to stain them. Either way, I’m looking forward to transforming these little guys.
02. A bar cart detail shot — milk glass + a sweet book.
03. A favorite book that I’ve been loving lately — on top of our Docksta table.
04. Shelving arrangement in our kitchen.
05. A copper tea kettle + my favorite kitchen item.

23 comments on “Around the House

  1. PS- the chairs won’t hold the stain because you probably need to strip them. Word to the wise- stripping furniture is an INTENSE process… smelly chemicals and the whole nine yards. Painting would be easier. All you would have to do there is sand, prime and paint. xoxo!

  2. I’m not gonna lie I am liking the chairs the way they are-but you are right! Painting would probably be the easiest if you don’t want to deal with stripping and all that fun stuff! Your house looks great-I can’t wait to see more pictures! And I can’t believe you found those chairs on CL-jealous!

  3. Obsessed with those chairs!!! I would love some like that for our living room!!!!!! They look comfy. Loving your home!!!!!! Thanks for sharing these pictures. xoxo

  4. Thank you for your comment on my blog! Your pictures are amazing and I’m so glad I’ve found your site! I’ve added you to my Reader and look forward to seeing what you post next. :)

    via Emily

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