Sunday, February 20, 2011

More Birds, In an Entry Way and on a Budget

The entry way in my house is not a normal square pad or rectangle pad.  My entry way has four different entrances.  The front door, a step down in to the dining/living room, a double door into the kitchen and a step down into the wet bar-which will be turned in to a small desk area as soon as I finish the other 20 projects in various stage of completion!  We have lived here for 10 years (3,650 days) and this area has always been a very big thorn in my side!

Finally, I have finally been able to create a space that is very welcoming.

I had been wanting an antique birdcage and during my Central Texas antique tour with my dear friend Jeanine, I was able to find one in Round Top. 

I have a beautiful Queen Anne dresser I inherited from my Grandmother.  I am surprised it is in such good shape, because when I was a little girl at every visit I would go through every draw to see what was new.  The jewelry box that always set on top was also visited often.

I added the church bird house in the top picture and then,

I added 2 buffet table laps that I had in another room.  The mirror was a bedroom find!
I found this sweet bird at a local antique store for $6.95, added a nest that I also found there for $4.50.  It makes the bird cage serve its purpose!

I found the 2 branches on sale for $1.50 each.  The welcome sign was another decorating item that had been stashed away for another day, well that day has come!
I had this navy blue material, I had bought for another project (that didn't get made!), so I used it as a table runner.  I found the cute little plate and metal birdie that I used as a key ring for the front door on sale for 50% off, along with the three metal bird plates on the wall.  All for less than $20.

And now for the Finale!

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

My Review of Kano Backless 24" High Faux Leather Counter Stool

Originally submitted at Lamps Plus

Solid wood construction, a reddish walnut finish, and luxurious faux leather make this counter bar stool a classic choice for your kitchen or dining room. Neatly tucks under a counter and provides comfortable seating.

  • 15" wide.
  • 24" high.
  • Counter height seat.

Perfect for Price

By BeeBee from Lewisville, TX on 2/2/2011


4out of 5

Pros: Easy To Assemble, Sturdy, Comfortable

Cons: Ht little lower than adv

Best Uses: Kitchen Island

Describe Yourself: Midrange Shopper

Great price! Looks really good in my renewed kitchen. Tucks under the island perfectly.